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Sthil chainsaw Which one?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbiaplower, Sep 2, 2000.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    i had a farm boss and it fell out of a tree hit a large river rock and all the chunks of it fell into the fast moving river. So i need a new one. i use it for some trimming but mostly for storm cleanup and clearing brush. what do u all use? what is a all around good one for a landscaper?
    thanks nick
     
  2. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    I use a 021 with a 16" bar not much on cuting down trees in a hurry but it'll handel samll jobs, but in your case a fram boss to a 021 is like going from a mustang to an pinto
     
  3. Toddppm

    Toddppm LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 268

    Go with at least an 036, small enough to use in the tree if needed(very carefully)on the ground it's awesome, plenty of power to pull up to a 24" chain if you want , i use mine with an 18" bar, works good.Anything under that is a toy except for the 020t which is not a ground saw.
     
  4. eskals

    eskals LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    I just bought a 018C (I think thats the number). I see that your heading in the right direction--your buying a stihl.

    As far as which one to get, I can't be of much help. We don't use a chainsaw much at all, mostly for trimming and cutting suckers off trees. Thats why I wanted a small saw.

    The 036 looks like a good saw if you use a chainsaw much...

    Eric
     
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,257

    I have a 026 and an 039. Both great machines. Something like an 029 would also be an exellent choice. Check ebay, there's lots of Stihl goodies for sale there!
     
  6. lakegastonla

    lakegastonla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    I have an 029. That is the same saw that they call the farm boss. Nice saw, with a hoss of an engine. Would not buy much bigger than that unless you are gonna be a logger.
     
  7. steve

    steve LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Don't buy a Stihl, buy a Dolmar much better built saw!
     
  8. WALKERMOW

    WALKERMOW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    036 pro stihl is the best saw for the money ..lots of power with an 18 in bar
     
  9. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,412

    Whichever you buy, go to Baileys or Leonards and pick up a breakaway lanyard for it. Coiled like a phone cord. It will attach to your belt and the saw and keep it from falling away if you drop it but if it snags a falling branch it will pull away so you dont get dragged out of the tree-I believe 200 lbs breakaway force, which is good for a 15 lb saw dropping 5 feet.
     
  10. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    for trimming I use an 009. it's a pup. for the big stuff I use an 029. it's a really nice saw.

    GEO
     

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