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    Mitsu D1550 Farmall super A

    Default Chainsaws

    Hi folks
    Looking for a replacement for my recently departed saw.I need a 12 or 14 in. for trim work.What say you all,good bad and ugly.

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    2000 B7500HSD Kubota, 2 Case ingersol 448 tractors

    Default Re: Chainsaws

    I had to replace my pro mac after 25 years. I bought a Husquvarna (sp) I am well pleased with it. It is about half the weight of the pro mac.

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    1979 Ford 1700

    Default Re: Chainsaws

    Well, I'll be dipped - my Pro Mac stopped running, and I bought a Husky, too. I got a 357XP. Something about that number........

    Does yours leak bar oil? I keep a pan under mine when it's on the shelf, and has oil in it. I wonder if Harley supplies some parts.....[img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Chainsaws

    Yes it does. Mine is Rancher 55. I go way back with chain saws. My dad had a sawmill and timbering operation. I started out with crosscut saw. Then dad bought a Mall 2 man saw. What a monster, it weighted 85#. My first 1 man saw weighted 47# and this new one weights 11#. What an improvement.

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    quebec
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    ford 1310 IH 434 w/fel

    Default Re: Chainsaws

    my first pick would be Jonsered(Husqvarna`s upscale version) model 4110 or its equivalent, it is turbo(great feature) it is usually sold with a 16 in. bar but 14 in. would suit it great. 2-- Shindaiwa model 488 or smaller, Japanese made,very reliable. 3--Echo,also made in Japan, not quite as costly as the previous two. PTOnline

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    Default Re: Chainsaws

    These products "Rock"
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.stihlusa.com/>http://www.stihlusa.com/</A>

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    JD425 lawn tractor; JD4710 CUT; JD JX75 Walk Behind

    Default Re: Chainsaws

    Look at the MS260 Stihl. This is a small professional model that'll last a lifetime if not abused.

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    Default Re: Chainsaws

    Stihl or Husky for durability.

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    New Holland TC40D

    Default Re: Chainsaws

    My Husky leaks bar oil. But, niether Harley that sits on the other side of the garage do[img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

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    Southern Illinois
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    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: Chainsaws

    I just shopped for and bought a new saw on Saturday. My 19 year old Stihl died already. After looking at Stihl, Jonsered and Husqvarna, I bought a Husqvarna. My requirements were a 16 - 18" bar, around 10 - 11 LB in weight and around 3 h.p. I got the model 345 with an 18" bar. Used it yesterday for the first time and was impressed.

    I did notice something peculiar, though. Every Stihl dealer had exactly the same price on their saws. The Husqvarna dealers all had different prices, and only had one Jonsered dealer so no comparison. It is almost like the Stihl dealers had no ability to set the price of the saw to whatever they wanted to sell it for. I thought it was a little odd. The nice thing is I bought from a local shop (a one man operation) that sold his saws cheaper than Lowe's. Felt good about buying from the little guy.

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