Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-11-2013, 09:25 AM
tthomass's Avatar
tthomass tthomass is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: N. VA
Posts: 3,431
Husqvarna and STIHL

I've run the TS400's for years and blown them up for years. I've run the new TS420? a bit but it died on us too (our fault). I want to add another saw and was debating going with Husqvarna. Anybody running them? I've got two buddies out of the area that switched over and of course I can't get in touch with them at the moment.....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-11-2013, 09:38 AM
tthomass's Avatar
tthomass tthomass is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: N. VA
Posts: 3,431
For example: http://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-Cons.../dp/B00504QW1W
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-11-2013, 11:01 AM
alldayrj's Avatar
alldayrj alldayrj is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Long island, NY
Posts: 2,801
How many 400s have you been through and why? Mines going on 5 years and runs strong. Probably 2/3 hrs a week of use but i do the plug and filters every spring, syn oil with premium and startron
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-11-2013, 01:45 PM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,708
We have a stihl. Problem free. 3 yrs old.

They do have a very different method for starting, if you do not follow the starting instructions to a TEE you will not like the saw.

So buy whatever brand you can quickly gets parts for.

Change the filters. And maintain it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-11-2013, 03:10 PM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,708
So many guys will buy a Stihl and say "I don't need to read the starting instructions I've been starting 2 strokes all my life I know how to do it"

WRONG!!

I was one of those guys that said that. And I was about to go buy a husky. Then my stihl dealer had a talk with me and all has been well ever since
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-11-2013, 03:21 PM
tthomass's Avatar
tthomass tthomass is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: N. VA
Posts: 3,431
Some of the deaths have been our fault with filters. Others have been temperamental saws, some detonations etc. Every tool I run is STIHL, but the cut saws have been a variety of issues and headaches. I think the filtration system is not setup in the best arrangement and recognize they have a dirty job.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2013, 03:22 PM
tthomass's Avatar
tthomass tthomass is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: N. VA
Posts: 3,431
What are those said instructions?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-11-2013, 06:07 PM
latux87 latux87 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: POMPANO BEACH
Posts: 46
In the last year or so, Stihl has had a lot of carburetor issues relating to the ethanol in gas. I've had a bunch of guys switch to Husqvarna because they are cheaper and have not had the same problems. There is also a new saw by Solo that is also being marketed under Norton where instead of mixing the gas and oil ahead of time, the saw does it automatically. It's a nice saw, but they tend to be expensive.

So bottom line is I have seen my ratio shift from 70% Stihl to almost a dead heat 50/50 ratio. It's kind like some people prefer Chevy, Dodge, or Ford....they will all get the job done, they all have their quirks, and people who buy them all swear the one they have is the best...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-11-2013, 07:34 PM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,708
no to saws that mix the gas. the gears in the mixers wear out and they stop mixing. piston seizes.

bad idea. ticking time bomb.
__________________
"It's You vs. You"

"People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine"


My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-11-2013, 08:20 PM
SVA_Concrete's Avatar
SVA_Concrete SVA_Concrete is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 460
We have a huskey saw, and have no complaints. Works great for us!

We cut alot of rebar and concrete.

The best feature of the saw is how simple it is to switch the blade to the other side of the saw. So you can cut close to a wall.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 AM.

Page generated in 0.08184 seconds with 9 queries