View Full Version : Our new toy...

05-01-2008, 10:34 AM
hey guys, just thought id share a few pics of our new toy we just bought. We are real close with a tree service company who calls us anytime they have wood to remove. We burn ALOT of firewood in the winter as we have a wood burning stove in our basement which we use for heat most of the time, i think our gas bill was maybe 20 bucks for the whole winter. We also sell about 10 cords per year to close family friends and such. He pretty much gives us all maple, oak and ash trees as that is what is abundant in this area. We save him a ton of money b/c he doesnt have to get rid of it himself. So anyways, we have had a Stihl ms290 with 20" bar which has served us well along with an eager beaver 16" arborist saw, but some of the wood he has had for us lately is absolutely huge as you'll see from the pics, the one that is leaning on top of the others is approx. 40" in diameter and we have had other pieces over 4' in diameter, so its time for a new saw and here it is:

Stihl MS460 Magnum with 25" Guide Bar:

05-01-2008, 10:35 AM
the last job where we got those pieces from, we took out about 10 dump truck loads (1 ton chevy dump 8' bed) of pieces that size plus about three pickup loads of smaller 16" long pieces ready to split.

05-01-2008, 01:35 PM
Nice Stihl

05-01-2008, 10:27 PM
God, i know how you feel with those huge pieces. I've gotten some huge pieces and boy are they a pain in the a$$ to cut.

05-01-2008, 11:20 PM
I just bought the same saw a few weeks ago used at an auction. Around $300CDN and in pretty good shape. I used it again last night to cut some 40" poplars to length, man it works nice. It's a heavy saw but it sure does cut. I still have a couple of piles to cut at my father in laws and around 25 trees to cut up at home. What did you pay for it new?

05-01-2008, 11:21 PM
Nice saw, I would like to get a new one sometime this summer, probably just an MS290, I don't do that much cutting

05-02-2008, 12:18 AM
Here's my used saw.

05-02-2008, 12:47 AM
we paid around 910 for it brand new.

my dad cut most of those pieces from the pic, said it took him like 20 min where if he would have done it with our 290 it prolly would have taken more than an hour. this thing is a beast!

05-02-2008, 12:48 AM
id like to try it with the 20" bar, right now its got the 25 on, but our buddy the tree guy says this thing rips through wood when he swaps on the 20"

05-02-2008, 02:25 AM
I run a 441 with a 20" bar and it is fast. A 460 would be sweet with a 20".

South Florida Lawns
05-03-2008, 06:10 AM
wow that thing is a beast i wouldn't even know what to do with a saw of that size.

Supper Grassy
05-03-2008, 05:42 PM
Nice Saw you got there