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scott's turf
06-14-2005, 10:33 AM
I have a 2 y.o. stihl farm boss chainsaw that does not get used a whole lot. It runs pretty good until the saw is held horizontally, like to cut down a tree, and begins to bog down. Any ideas?

Lawn Masters
06-14-2005, 11:26 AM
What model, 026, 028, 029, theres a number of different models from Stihl with the Farmboss name on them.

If its an 029, I wouldnt fix it, I'd buy an MS260, modify the muffler, keep the .325 chain, go to full chisel, and never look back.

Grassmechanic
06-14-2005, 11:35 AM
It's junk. I'll take it off your hands for $25.

Shultz
06-16-2005, 11:09 AM
I've got a ms 180 that does the same thing. How long has the saw been sitting?

I ran some new gas through with Sea-foam cleaner and it quit bogging, but now its at it again. Curious to see what we have...

Lawn Masters
06-16-2005, 11:45 AM
With the MS 180, I'd rebuild the carb, and see if that helps. ANYTHING below an MS260, that doesnt have the metal crankcase, is a non pro saw, the MS260, 361, 440, 460, 650, 660, and 880 are pro saws, everything else in the lineup is a homeowner machine, trust me. Chainsaws are my life. on non current models, the 024, 034 036, 042, 048, 056, 064, 075 076, 070, 084, 090, and 090 G are pro saws, as are the MS192T, MS200, and the old but rugged 020T.
The aformentioned saws are ALL pro machines, ESPECIALLY the 090.

jubiljoe
06-20-2005, 07:36 PM
From time to time I see the fuel filters get caught in the "high" end of the gas tank. See if this is your problem if not I would rebuild the carbuerator.
good luck!

dvmcmrhp52
06-20-2005, 07:42 PM
From time to time I see the fuel filters get caught in the "high" end of the gas tank. See if this is your problem if not I would rebuild the carbuerator.
good luck!




That would be my first check..............

Grassmechanic
06-21-2005, 07:07 AM
With the MS 180, I'd rebuild the carb, and see if that helps. ANYTHING below an MS260, that doesnt have the metal crankcase, is a non pro saw, the MS260, 361, 440, 460, 650, 660, and 880 are pro saws, everything else in the lineup is a homeowner machine, trust me. Chainsaws are my life. on non current models, the 024, 034 036, 042, 048, 056, 064, 075 076, 070, 084, 090, and 090 G are pro saws, as are the MS192T, MS200, and the old but rugged 020T.
The aformentioned saws are ALL pro machines, ESPECIALLY the 090.
you forgot a few, specifically the 041 and 066

scott's turf
06-21-2005, 07:28 AM
I looked at it this morning and the model number is MS290. If this is a carb issue is it something that just needs a good cleaning?

scott's turf
06-21-2005, 07:30 AM
I will check the fuel filter as well. I only run the saw maybe a dozen times per year.

Lawn Masters
06-21-2005, 09:12 AM
While I know the 290 has a good track record, I prefer to run my 024, which I can get plenty of dirt cheap.

And I didnt forget the 066, its mentioned, as 660, the 041, isnt really much of a pro saw, its an older homeowner model. if you wanna try for power, go for an 090 with a 157CC cylinder on it, that'll make a man into a manly man.

Grassmechanic
06-21-2005, 10:43 AM
While I know the 290 has a good track record, I prefer to run my 024, which I can get plenty of dirt cheap.

And I didnt forget the 066, its mentioned, as 660, the 041, isnt really much of a pro saw, its an older homeowner model. if you wanna try for power, go for an 090 with a 157CC cylinder on it, that'll make a man into a manly man.
041 ain't a pro saw, eh? I've got one from Germany with all German writing on it. It was made well before you were swiming in the milk river. No wussy chain brake either. With a 32' bar, it'll outwup half the saws on your list. I've put it up against many so-called pro saws.

Lawn Masters
06-21-2005, 11:56 AM
I have been wrong before. I must have been thinking the 040, well the 041 is according to my information a pro saw, though you may not know it there was at one time an 041G made. try one of those beasts.

Grassmechanic
06-21-2005, 03:01 PM
, though you may not know it there was at one time an 041G made. try one of those beasts.
That's what I have. I think the G means Germany??? I don't know for sure.