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MS441 Magnum to MS660?

Discussion in 'Tree Service Equipment' started by Guest, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest
    Messages: 0

    The 660 is one of the betterr saws Stihl makes. ouch that hurt saying that... Im a husky guy.
    I run a 660 at work at times. I tend to grab the husky 385 more but the 660 is good.
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest
    Messages: 0

    I currently have an MS 441 Magnum w/ 25" bar, but have been contemplating stepping up to an MS 660? We have lots of big timber on 120 acres and I do some tree work as well. I've heard nothing but good things about the 660s. Any thoughts?
  3. Chris McCrary

    Chris McCrary LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Unless your getting into huge trees I dont see a need for a 660. IMO. Now if you just want a bigger saw then go for it, but seems like if the tree is that big just make double cuts. The 660 is a beast for sure but it is heavy and I think a 440/441 will get most jobs done. keep a sharp chain and go to work.
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    we have two 460magnums that we use very often. I think they have a good power to weight ratio. I just recently did a muffler mod to one of them and it does make a difference. From what I've been reading on arboristsite.com is that a properly modded 460 runs like a stock 660.
  5. tigerepairdotcom

    tigerepairdotcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    I'm about 210lb and 5''10 I have a 660 magnum and it's pretty dual purpose but it wasnt always that way. I was always using my ms 260 pro when one day it died or i lost the bar or something.. I slapped a 20 or 22 inch bar on my 660 mag and a brand new blade. First thing I did to that brand new blade was take my flat file and grind 2 or 3 swipes from my cutting height on the blade.

    At first that thing was a bear and I was getting fatigued in no time but after 8 or 10 days I got so strong I could wield that 600 mag like it was the 260. It takes some getting used to but it will cut through logs as fast as a hot saw.

    It was a bit of a pain switching back and fourth to 46 inch bar for the big stuff but well worth it (Atlanta, GA) city of trees. We have some big trees.

    When I fixed my 260 pro and used it it was WAY too slow for me and I mostly do limbing with it then i pull out the butter knife.

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