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Re: Stihl ms 880 bar size
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2018, 02:19:32 PM »
I want to say the new version coming out is 572, but others will know more than I. I think the XPG designation meant heated handles, I want to say the last 372 was extratorque  or some such thing.

Yes Starmac, You are correct.  Husky 572 is newest 72cc class Husky coming out.  The current X-Torq, has a bit more "low end" than the standard 1st edition 372.  Guess that's why they call it X-Torq.  The "G" stands for generator on the heated handle saws.  Hopefully Husky will solve the main bearing issues with the X-Torq on the new 572's.
Yep the main bearings were a major concern for Husqvarna in their development of the 572XP. They actually over built it with those 2 huge main bearings. All they need to do now is put a larger piston/cylinder on to make the power to weight ratio competitive.  :)
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Re: Stihl ms 880 bar size
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2018, 08:13:38 PM »
Wicked Work Saws out of Tennessee does great custom porting work and sells new saws ported to your liking.

Called wicked work saws today and got a machine saying he broke his ankle and will be out of the shop for a few weeks. I'm in no hurry. 
I want to say the new version coming out is 572, but others will know more than I. I think the XPG designation meant heated handles, I want to say the last 372 was extratorque  or some such thing.

Yes Starmac, You are correct.  Husky 572 is newest 72cc class Husky coming out.  The current X-Torq, has a bit more "low end" than the standard 1st edition 372.  Guess that's why they call it X-Torq.  The "G" stands for generator on the heated handle saws.  Hopefully Husky will solve the main bearing issues with the X-Torq on the new 572's.
Yep the main bearings were a major concern for Husqvarna in their development of the 572XP. They actually over built it with those 2 huge main bearings. All they need to do now is put a larger piston/cylinder on to make the power to weight ratio competitive.  :)

Is it your opinion that the stihl is a better saw overall.  I have had good luck with both and don't have a preference between those two. The only thing is that none of the local husky dealers will work with pricing. I saved around 500 when I bought my 880 and 201 together.  Local husky places wouldn't budge a penny.
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Re: Stihl ms 880 bar size
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2018, 10:03:50 PM »
Local husky places wouldn't budge a penny.


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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2018, 10:09:05 PM »
Local husky places wouldn't budge a penny.


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That's the main reason I bought the 880 and 201. I tried to buy a 540 and 3120 from about 6 local dealers and not one would budge a penny . Then they all told me I would have to wait weeks for delivery of the 3120 and tried talking me into a 395 which they all had in stock. After calling every husky dealer in a 20 mile radius I decided to call a stihl dealer.  More than 500 off retail , making it substantially less money that the 2 husky saws and they had my 880 by noon the next day. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2018, 10:22:23 PM »
Also I just have to add. I did have an issue with the 201. The second time I used it I noticed the pull cord was frayed and nearly severed about 4in from the handle. I called the dealer and they said they would take care of it and to drop it off whenever was convenient for me or just use it until it broke and bring it in then. I used it for a few weeks and had a few days when I knew I wasn't going to need it. I dropped it off and mentioned I don't get out that way often and it is about a 25 minute drive for me to get there. Two days later they had it fixed and brought it out to my house and told me if I have any issues with equipment I get from them just call and they would pick it up next time. They went way above and beyond any place I've dealt with in the past.
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« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2018, 10:28:20 PM »
Busybeaver, that sounds like best service I ever heard of.
You must be in a small town  🙂
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« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2018, 10:44:43 PM »
Busybeaver, that sounds like best service I ever heard of.
You must be in a small town  🙂
I live in what was a small town 15 years ago but has been growing very rapidly.  We are on the outskirts of west mi largest city, grand rapids. The dealer is a John Deere dealer and is the closest Deere dealer to me. I have got parts for my little tractor from them in the past. They are a pretty good sized outfit with 3 locations on this side of the state.  They said they deal in quantity and have a few of the largest tree companies around going through them . That is why they can give good pricing. He said he sold 25 201s to one company alone this year.  To them I'm a nobody home owner and they still treated me like I was their most valuable customer. The bobcat dealer right up the road had been really good to me as well
 Besides those two places i get the standard crap service that is common these days.
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Re: Stihl ms 880 bar size
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2018, 05:20:55 AM »
Busybeaver,
That's a great story about that Stihl Dealer. My work place is in GR, and my buddy often tells me I should stop in to the Dealer you speak of.
I've given up on my local Stihl dealer, and bought my most recent saw (an MS 261 CM much discussed in one of Willard's threads...) at a JD Dealer a little farther away.
They were very easy to work with (price- wise, too), and I'll be going back there for all my Stihl needs.
I have no input on your original topic, as my largest saw is an MS 461. I run a 20" on that and it's a beast. I don't think I'll ever need a bigger saw for my limited use. Good Luck on finding the right combo.
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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2018, 11:40:57 PM »
I have a 24" bar for my 084......the saw doesn't know it's there.

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Re: Stihl ms 880 bar size
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2018, 07:34:15 PM »
I've got only a 42" on my 084 which doesn't see much action nor do any of my other 100 cc and over saws .These things were built for big wood and I see no sense in wrestling around an 25-30  pound saw to cut 18-24" stuff .Most actually 18" and under .

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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2018, 09:29:09 PM »
Yeah, there are lighter saws that will pull a 24 at the same RPM as the MS880 but would bog with a 42.

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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2018, 09:51:35 PM »
More on this when it comes to saw size .While it can be a hoot to run a big cubic inch saw it can wear you out .I don't care how old or young you are .Providing you have as I do a choice of saws as per the job you can get a lot more done by picking the saw for the job .
I have at least two years of work ahead of me just to clean up the wind fallen  dead ash trees ,some only 8" in diameter .I'm not even going to go as large as 70 cc's on those things when a 50 cc saw will do just as well .Certainly not a 123 cc McCulloch SP 125 or a 99 cc 2100 Husqvarna .That would be like shooting rats with a 30:06 .

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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2018, 12:16:08 AM »
What Al said...

The fun factor goes away real quick when running a 125cc saw.

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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2018, 01:20:13 AM »
I had to go to the top to find your original question, to which I can only say that the shortest bar I have that fits my 880 is a 36 and that bar a bit small for that saw size, but, it flies through the wood for certain. I have a hopped up 395 and it is truly a monster.  Loud and aggressive and a bit lighter than the 880.  Did I mention that it was loud and aggressive?  Aggressive is probably and understatement.  Its probably the equivalent of going from the stock camero to the supercharged Corvette...  its louder, lighter, and higher revving than the 880, but for cutting big wood constantly, the 880 is easier and more efficient to use.
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