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What's your primary and secondary Chain Saw(s)?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ATL Lawn, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    What's your primary and secondary Chain Saw(s)?

    we dont do major tree work, but on some small clean ups, and storm season clean up we get quite active...

    i got a Husqvarna 460 (24"), and a Husqvarna 340 (16") as backup..
    2yrs old, so far so good.. no probs..

    just wondering what ya'll use...
  2. Jay74

    Jay74 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Stihl MS 260 18" and a Stihl MS 192t 14".
  3. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    stihl 044 primary
    echo cs440 secondary
  4. SproulsLawnCare

    SproulsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from IN
    Posts: 365

    Stihl MS310
    Stihl MS170
  5. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    Husky 338XPT
    Dolmar PS-5100PS

    I can do almost anything with these 2 saws!
  6. HS Football Rules

    HS Football Rules LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    Growing up in the pacific northwest, my cousins would always
    talk trash about saws...at that time (mid-70's) McCulloch
    was still around but fading, if you could get your hands on a
    "Mac 125" you treated it better than your truck! or girlfriend !

    I always liked husky for power/large diameter cutting
    and stihl for everyday cutting.

    What was true then is still true today....Husky and Stihl dominate
    Echo and Jonsered are distant seconds.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I've been using two Stihl 210's for some time (actually one is the old 021), it was and dare say still is the starter's saw of choice:
    Powerful enough to tackle most anything, yet light enough so it does not to fly in your face when the chain catches.
    Can be used one-handed, but it has too much power at WOT for this should it kick back.
    Since it's not my main line of work, a lot of times they only get used maybe a dozen times a year.

    I do think I'll want to upgrade to a 270 or thereabouts one day thou, you get so used to the 210 it eventually doesn't feel like much, but I've cut down some mean trees with those 210's, used it mostly for cleanup after Hurricane Isabelle.
  8. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    My Stihl 025 and my Echo cs440 get the most use. Most of our chain saw work is small trees, clearing brush, storm clean-up, and the occasional RR tie wall. I also have a Husky 365 for big stuff.
  9. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    I only have one for occasional use and it's a Stihl. :weightlifter:
  10. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Stihl MS361 dont need anything else.

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