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slam13
01-23-2010, 08:25 AM
im starting an organic agricultural project in tropical africa. and i was wondering what are the best chainsaws for tropical forest?

Craaaig
01-23-2010, 09:23 AM
i really like stihl myself, but husqvarna makes an awesome saw as well

ConstSvcs
01-23-2010, 09:35 AM
For you needs I would say Jonsered saws and rolls of standard forestry chain, bars, filters, plugs, etc.

I do own Stihl and Husky saws but..........

AWJ Services
01-23-2010, 10:50 AM
I have stihl and husky and both work great.
The Husky has been really abused, left in the rain, etc and has never failed.

I would look at the area you are working and call the manufacturers and see if they have any dealers anywhere hear the area.
Invest in a quality handheld sharpener and a bench mount sharpener and everything Constsvcs mentioned.

whosedog
01-23-2010, 11:05 AM
im starting an organic agricultural project in tropical africa. and i was wondering what are the best chainsaws for tropical forest?

Just what we need, more rain forest destruction for agricultural use.Why not just burn it off like the natives?

ConstSvcs
01-23-2010, 09:19 PM
Just what we need, more rain forest destruction for agricultural use.Why not just burn it off like the natives?

Good point.............what exactly are you harvesting ???

Gravel Rat
01-23-2010, 09:49 PM
I would be finding out what brands are available where you want to go.

The most reliable saw is this

ioilyouin
01-23-2010, 10:31 PM
I would be finding out what brands are available where you want to go.

The most reliable saw is this

Good one! Can't beat an armstrong.

Gravel Rat
01-23-2010, 11:29 PM
I was only kidding about a swede saw :laugh:

Before the OP gets excited about buying a saw you would want to find out what kind of parts network there is in Africa.

My preferance is Stihl but you may not beable to use Stihl if there isn't any dealers in Africa for parts.

Ozz
01-24-2010, 10:39 AM
My favorite 3 saw plan is

1- MS460 or MS660. I like my big saws ported. For the MS 460 I'd go 24" 3/8,.050 full chisel,, 32" skip chisel. For the 660, I'd go 36" semi-skip, and 42" full skip.

2- 346XP. Ported, take the cat muffler off, put a non-cat muffler on. 18" bar max. Full chisel.

3- MS200 rear handle. Don't port this one. You could kill yourself with a saw like this ported. The handle on an arborist saw doesn't do that well with kick, when ported, you get a 30-50% gain on cutting speed, but it also means more kickback. Once again, remove the cat muffler and put a non-cat one on. 14" bar, chain doesn't matter b/c with a limbing saw, your generally cutting limbs.

Keep your chain sharp and tensioned correctly.

Skip chain on long bars kicks like po'd mule, so be careful.

AND, GR, don't make fun of swedish saws, they make up half of my saws.

Gravel Rat
01-24-2010, 07:40 PM
Swede saws work I don't use them much anymore :laugh:

Ozz
01-25-2010, 08:44 PM
Swede saws work I don't use them much anymore :laugh:

True... I love swede saws, smoother than stihl and better p/w. BTW, you ran the 441? The throttle response is so quick b/c of the 4 porting is WAAAY quicker 2 porting of old saws. The 575/6 (non AutoTune) Impressed me, just not as much as the 75cc 372... it weighed more than the 372. BUT,the 441 has a track record better than the 575, but the 576 has no track record yet though. The 576 seems to be going more stihl-like, That thing has toruque out the wazoo,while the 441 seems to be going more like the husky 372, just fatter.:laugh:

AWJ Services
01-25-2010, 10:08 PM
I got a new 441 with a 25 inch bar this year.
Whats the best chains to run and are there any tricks I can do to it?

Gravel Rat
01-25-2010, 11:26 PM
I haven't tried any of the new Stihls both my saws run good no need for a new one yet :laugh:

I used to use a old 051AV for years a heavy pig it belongs to my dad.

The last newest Stihl I got to take a round out of was a 880 Magnum with a 36 inch bar that was 4 years ago or more.

nedly05
01-26-2010, 05:46 AM
I like stihls, and huskys. But I love my Johnny Reds. I have a 2152 and a 2171. The 2171 is a cuttin' sumbitch!

I have a MS361 too. I would like to put a dual port muffler on that one. Its a heck of a saw too.

Ozz
01-26-2010, 08:37 AM
I got a new 441 with a 25 inch bar this year.
Whats the best chains to run and are there any tricks I can do to it?

Get RSF chain and send it to Brad Snelling and tell him if you want it to be tourqey,high-rev etc. He'll port it, do the transfers,do your muffler, and then tune the carb. If you want to know what it'll run PM me.

nedly,

I love the 372, wich is basicallly the same saw ans the 2171. Just like any saw today, open up the muffler on it and you'll see an extreme difference between stock vs. muff. mod.

I own a 046,husk 55 and MS180.

GR, the 051 tured in to the 076, one of the best milling saws ever made:weightlifter:, don't make fun of it

nedly05
01-26-2010, 11:49 AM
Get RSF chain and send it to Brad Snelling and tell him if you want it to be tourqey,high-rev etc. He'll port it, do the transfers,do your muffler, and then tune the carb. If you want to know what it'll run PM me.

nedly,

I love the 372, wich is basicallly the same saw ans the 2171. Just like any saw today, open up the muffler on it and you'll see an extreme difference between stock vs. muff. mod.

I own a 046,husk 55 and MS180.

GR, the 051 tured in to the 076, one of the best milling saws ever made:weightlifter:, don't make fun of it


What do I have to do to open up the muffler?

Ozz
01-26-2010, 06:26 PM
What do I have to do to open up the muffler?

The easiest way is to drill a 3/8" hole, thun tube it off. through all but 1 to 2 of the exaust baflles.

There are tons of other ways.
When you mod the mufflers, The saws breathe better,runn cooler and gain performance. they last longer too., BUT, your ears don't lol.

You should alos fatten our carb out when you do that. Bailey's has DP mufflers (entire thing) for like $30