Poulan chansaws

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lot0210, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. lot0210

    lot0210 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Are these good pieces of equipment for start up or should you goof for top quality Sthil or huskavarna for chainsaws and trimmers ect..

    Just looking for info for a later date. when I start my own company. Looking also to learn from any past mistakes also but may start another thread on that thanks

  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891

    i like huskavarna stuff myself. love the chainsaws
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    go with Sthil.:waving:
  4. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    You WILL kick yourself later for buying junk like that. Go with Husq.
  5. Dynamic

    Dynamic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    I personally recommend Husky's. I was a logger years ago and we had both Stihl and Husky's and we didn't have to adjust carbs on Husky's they were more ballanced, air filters were easier to change/clean, better anti-vibe system and we never had a chain fly off with Husky but always with Stihls.
    Now from the lawn end of things all we use is Stihl's. Never tried Huskys for lawn equipment but I am sure it would be good as well.
    The moral of my story....DO NOT BUY JUNK(POULAN)
  6. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    My first was the Poulan Wild Thing... should be called the Poulan Sissy Saw... figured I'd only use it once or twice a year, so I went cheap.

    big mistake. It's junk. $159- Chain constantly falls off... pulley rope pulled off at least a dozen times.... doesn't self lube like it's suppose too. Junk.
    Spend an extra $100 on something good to start off with....
  7. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 946

    I just had some work done to my husq chainsaw, and the guy working on it chuckled at the fact that I have a husq and not a stihl. Personally, I'll never buy any other chainsaw but stihl in the future.
    As far as weedeaters - all I run is stihl. I've been very happy with the stihl. I've also heard good things about Shindaiwa. I know some other guys who run Echo, and they're happy, but personally I don't think they're as good as the Stihl.
    I try to buy quality - I'd rather buy 1 $400 weedeater than 3 $150 weedeaters (because they keep breaking!)

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I did the Poulan thing and I think that I spent more in small repairs and time wasted than I did on the actual saw. I bought a Husqvarna saw in the fall and I love it.
  9. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 556

    go with a stihl. I just bought a new stihl 170 for limb work really light and small bar. it was 189 I have a much larger husky for the big stuff both a good saws. but for most lco's who just do trimming work on trees. the 170 or 180 stihl is plenty small light with enough power. If you need a larger stihl look at a 240 I think these are closer to 350 dollars but the are good for firewood cutting and larger work.
  10. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Posts: 977

    It realy depends on how much your going to use the saw I had a poulan when I first started out and it was a nice saw but I only used it a few times a year. I have a wood stove now so I do more clean ups for free wood for me so bought a mid line echo.

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