Larger Chainsaw Advice

slowturtle67

New Member
Location
Melbourne
Hi Everyone,

Looking to make my life easier

I've got an 2511t and a 394xp
I run a 14" bar on the 2511t
32" and 20" bar on the 394xp

I've been using the 394xp with the 20" bar in the tree and it's too heavy.

Looking at getting a larger saw and bar combination that is as light as possible.
Which bigger saw 50-70cc has the best power tow weight ratio?
What is the lightest bar?
 

Simpleiowaguy

Well-Known Member
Location
Vinton
I like having a range. I run all husky. My go- to for bucking wood in the tree is a 550xp with 18" bar. Other saws are T435 w/ 14", a couple 455 ranchers with 20" for the ground guys, 372 w/ 24", and 395 w/ 32".
 

rico

Well-Known Member
Location
redwoods
Depending on type of wood you are working with-

550XP with 18" - 20" bar

562XP with 20" - 28" bar

572XP with 28" - 32" bar

395XP with 32" - 42" bar

Sugihara lightweight bars are highly recommended for 36" bars and below...



All of these saws simply kick ass in bone stock form, have a great power to weight ratio, and a combination of chain speed and low end grunt thats tough to beat.
 

Christrees

Active Member
Location
New York
What about a 462 with a 30 to 38 inch bar. I love the 462s. Great saw. Nice and light for a big saw. Can put a decent size bar on em. I can only gives insight on sthils that all I've ever ran.
 
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evo

Well-Known Member
Location
My Island, WA
I'm pretty fond of my 261... Dont know huskies much.. But go from my ms020 or 150 modded to a 261 or 361 with 18 and 20" respectively. I'm OCD with running 3/8 .050 on all my saws over top handles... so the 261 is kinda off spec but runs just fine with a 18"
 

swingdude

De' Island Buzzer
Location
Barbados
Depending on type of wood you are working with-

550XP with 18" - 20" bar

562XP with 20" - 28" bar

572XP with 28" - 32" bar

395XP with 32" - 42" bar

Sugihara lightweight bars are highly recommended for 36" bars and below...



All of these saws simply kick ass in bone stock form, have a great power to weight ratio, and a combination of chain speed and low end grunt thats tough to beat.
Geez.....wish we had good husqy support here. Well I been wanting a few for ages. Need to honor that. Erik you might have to be my parts man.
 

Jehinten

Well-Known Member
Location
Evansville
Which bigger saw 50-70cc has the best power tow weight ratio?
I'm not sure the actual power to weight compared to others, but a woods modded 261 is fun to run. Very lightweight and lots of power for a 50cc saw. My MMWS 261 came with a 18" bar, it could easily run a longer bar if you wanted. I'll likely put a 20" on it, as that's what I'm used to stepping up to after trading out my 200t with a 16" bar.

After that I go up to a 661 with 36" bar.
 

dsptech

Well-Known Member
Location
North East
I have the 620p as well and I love it, can run a 28" bar with a full skip on it.
I run a Husqy 390xp for larger wood up to 42" bar.
I'm thinking on buying the new Echo cs-490 as a lighter saw for in the tree rear handle to replace my cs-400.
Check it out here... Echo CS-490

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climbingmonkey24

Well-Known Member
Location
United States
I’ve got a CS-400 too, that was the first saw I ever bought as a matter of fact before I started doing tree work professionally. Great “in between” saw in the middle of a lighter duty top handle and the heavier duty bigger saw.
 

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