Am I always this lucky?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would go with a 310. It's closer to a pro saw.
     
  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    The 361 will probably not cut any better than the 310.
    The 455 is a decent saw.I have the older model the Rancher 55.
    I will say that if you start cutting alot neither of the saws have enough power.
     
  3. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 361 and a 310 and the 361 will cut a lot better. Pound for pound probably one of rhe best saws out there. A Husky 365 is also a good choice. I like the 361 with a 24" bar. 310 want run a 24" as well.
     
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats because the 361 is a pro saw, the 310 is an occasional use saw, but once I get more work and start cutting alot more I'll buy a 361 but for now the 310 will do what I need it to do..

    and the 310 isnt spec'd for anything bigger than a 20in but it may run a bigger one..
     
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd assume the 361 will cut more because it is a bigger saw, when you look at it compared to the 310, the 361 looks like a 440 compared to 310..
     
  6. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
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    The MS310 is heavier and not as much power than the 361. MS280 is a good saw also. My 361 has a hand warmer also.
     
  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    They both have a 59cc engine with 4.4bhp.
    Basically the same saw but one is heavier built for professional use.
     
  8. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
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    310 is 4.0 bhp 13 lbs. 361 is 4.4 bhp 12.3 lbs. 361 has decompression and heated handle.
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    I can't read when it is raining.LOL

    I prefer a more powerful saw.I have used that size stihl(361) and they are great but lately I have been in larger trees and I wish I had a more powerful saw.
     
  10. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    Yes the rain is awful. Getting stuck regularly. Making a mess being impatient. I have a Husky 268 and it is my favorite but I felled a huge pine on it. I replaced it with a Ms361. Have had nothing but good things out of it. Only thing is choking it, it will flood verrrryyyy easy.
     

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