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How bigs your.... chainsaw?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Bobbo22, Apr 6, 2014.


Best chainsaw brand

  1. Stihl

    52 vote(s)
  2. Echo

    10 vote(s)
  3. Husqvarna

    21 vote(s)
  4. Other

    7 vote(s)
  5. .

    1 vote(s)
  6. 14" or less

    10 vote(s)
  7. 16"

    21 vote(s)
  8. 18" or larger

    50 vote(s)
  9. .

    2 vote(s)
  10. 35-40cc

    8 vote(s)
  11. 40-45cc

    16 vote(s)
  12. 45-50cc

    14 vote(s)
  13. 50cc or more

    40 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    Husky is the best, no question, ask any tree company. I think people buy the husky junk from lowes and compare it with the commercial line of saws.
  2. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    I have a dolmar 6400. 20inch bar and 64cc. I love this saw. I've used some stihls but they lack craziness of a dolmar. 64cc and 18,500 rpms makes for a sawdust flying good time. I want to pick up a 9010 or 90cc before they go out of stock. That will handle a 48inch bar. Also starts in no more than 2 pulls.
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  3. Tizzy

    Tizzy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 383

    Commercial tree service use. this is what we have, all different size bars obviously we like stihl. got a great deal on the husky 395xp. it isn't allowed on a job site it stays with the firewood splitting guys so they can cut big logs its a bright orange paper weight in my opinion. the husky 250 was free so we have it.

    ms170 x2
    ms290 x2
    ms460 x2
    ms660 Modified

  4. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Husky is sold at TSC

    Its called Husq

    New Husqvarna isn't like old ones
  6. spydahead

    spydahead LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    So how did you get a dolmar to run to 18,500 rpm? is it a race saw?
  7. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    That's what they run stock. The next size down is 19 something. Check the site, it should say on there what max rpm is.
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  8. spydahead

    spydahead LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    Stock dolmar 64cc saw's run max no load 13,500 rpm per their website.
    That's why I asked, even a highly modified saw will have a hard time getting
    to 18,500 rpm. Not bashing the saw, wish it was true, cause I'd look into
    buying one for sure.
  9. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    I got that number somewhere...
    Ill dig into it when I get home.
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  10. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    The rancher is rated low cause its a homeowner saw. The pro saws (XP) are lighter and more powerful, this is why they cost more. They use metal crank cases, not plastic like the homeowner saws, etc etc. Im a fan of stuff that lasts, thats why I bought my 357xp. Its more than I need, but it will last forever and cut what ever I need. If it won't cut it, I make a phone call and let the tree companies handle it.

    Here is mine


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