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« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2018, 10:53:33 PM »
Washing the 261 filter in warm water and dish soap didn't hurt mine .

I think reason Stihl is not advertising washing them is washing to some end users is washing them in gas or solvent and then blowing them out with high pressure  air.
Like some of the older fuzzy flock filters gas or solvent can soften up the glue and then high pressure air will blow the flock off.
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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2018, 11:07:47 PM »
realzed are you sure you read your 261 manual right?
This is what mine says....warm soapy water.


 

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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2018, 03:37:40 AM »
Nope Willard - apparently not!  Maybe I should stick more to the 'getting older' thread..
In my best 'male - manual directions aversion-thing' I do somewhat  recall reading filter info, as some looks and sounds vaguely familiar - like the blowing from inside out being logical and thinking to myself that I shouldn't go crazy with the large compressor at home considering the  high pressure - probably is where I gleaned that.
I do understand that I always have had "if a little is good - then a lot should be even better" issues - and imagine the 'Stihl special cleaner' suggestion just threw me off to the point of shutting down thinking "Stihl is just trying to sell me more of their over priced crap - just like K & N does"!
That's undoubtedly where my personal information quest veered off track and ended I'm sure ;D as I then was reminded at that moment to check both my truck and quad filter condition before Winter sets in..
Since I intend today to cut more hopefully later today to beat some snow headed our way, I'll pull it off and give it a go and see how much better using some common sense works for me!
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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2018, 09:30:14 AM »
Randy, what did your email say about the MS462CM?
Some of the guys in eastern Canada haven't even seen them listed at their dealers yet.
Maybe they only came into western Canada for now.
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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2018, 03:55:18 PM »
Hope this opens properly for you..

STIHL - New Product Notice ? MS 462 C-M and MS 462 C-M R, November 2018

They sure aren't giving them away!

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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2018, 04:12:08 PM »
If the page opens OK a subsequent click on it will also open the pricing and specifications page.. all hopefully.
I didn't realize they would be so much $$'s - but then I haven't ever priced a big saw out when in any dealerships either. 
Maybe that is sort of the acceptable CDN pricing but it just hit me as pretty steep!
The specs are pretty impressive when it comes to the horsepower/weight ratio though..

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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2018, 09:22:48 PM »
Thanks Randy for sharing that.
Yep when you get into 70cc territory $1,400 plus 13%taxes is the going rate here in Canada.
The 60cc  Husqvarna 562XP is pushing $1000 retail.

You gotta make a living with a saw to make the MS462 pay or you cut alot of fuel wood and not shy digging in your wallet. 

I put my MS261CM and 066 Mag to work today and the income they made today would pay for a new MS462CM with 13% taxes included.

Beautiful working day 25 below in the morning and sun shining beautifully.
Even put on a good sweat.
I gave the firewood blocks away thanks to a quick post on the local Facebook buy and sell.
And I'm keeping on cutting and chipping limbs and tops.


 

 
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2018, 09:40:28 PM »
I know how unpredictably dangerous Poplars can be - but those don't look all that bad - or are looks just deceiving? 
I don't mind burning poplar but it has to be well dried and that can take quite a while in our climate here. I have some that is now  3 years cut and split and it burns nice and hot but not many coals!
Friend used to drop and leave it over-Winter on the ground - just scored a couple of lines in the bark with his saw and left it sit and swore by the next Spring it was already starting to dry and didn't rot at all because the score let the cold peel open the bark draw some of the moisture out. 
He basically had tons of it and not much more on his property and always said that it was great clean wood to burn - but you do need a lot of it compared to any hardwood obviously..

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« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2018, 09:48:36 PM »
White poplar are heavy and these ones are bigger then they look. Tall and most are 20"-24" diameter near ground level.
In the 2nd pic the tree next to the trucks front wheel is over 24". The trucks rims are 20" diameter.
The 066 on the stump has a 28" b/c on it.
Nice splitting firewood blocks,  no knots or limbs for the first 30-40 feet.
Poplar are the poor man's birch.
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« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2018, 10:39:20 AM »
I didn't realize they would be so much $$'s - but then I haven't ever priced a big saw out when in any dealerships either.
Maybe that is sort of the acceptable CDN pricing but it just hit me as pretty steep!
Yep when you get into 70cc territory $1,400 is the going rate here in Canada.
You gotta make a living with a saw to make the MS462 pay.
I put my MS261CM and 066 Mag to work today and the income they made today would pay for a new MS462CM.
I'm sitting here in my pickup waiting for the last of the kids walking to school next door to my jobsite.
Going to finish this job today then off to my Stihl dealer to get information and look into ordering a new MS 462 CM.
I don't get these high paying jobs all that often like I'm doing right now clearing for a water pipeline. But when they come up they make up for the slow times.
This pic from yesterday of the 5 trees I processed took 3 hours plus an extra hour to chip the remaining limbs, dump the chips at my dump site and park the trailer unit in my car garage.

So yeah a $1,582 with taxes"making a living saw" is a very important in a tree service operation and can be paid for in 4 hours of work, but of course I couldn't do that without my other equipment and people hauling away the cut firewood.

But it took me years to get where I am now. Haven't had a employee for over 10 years, my all in one trailer unit I built 15 years ago  with 7 ton side dump, chipper, 4x4 mini loader, stump grinder is still mechanically sound.

But I'm turning 61 soon and have no kids who need it to pass the business on to.
So I guess I'll just have to keep on going and wear out a brand new MS 462 CM :D



 


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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2018, 10:53:30 AM »
Picking a random dealer in Nova Scotia, the 362cm is $900 on special. Early this year I paid $811 out the door, and that included taxes, a longer bar option, and some files. Stuff's definitely more expensive up north.

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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2018, 11:01:28 AM »
Yup, that's for sure. 562XP same price as the 362 and both never go on sale.
Biggest saw that go on sale are the MS261 and 550XP here in Canada.

When you make a living with them you gotta make hay when the sun's shining :)
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« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2018, 01:17:41 PM »
Lunchtime, 
 everyone of these little guys are environmentalists  :D
Lots of questions and some say I'm a "bad man".


 
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« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2018, 07:16:36 PM »
As they age some will change some will not.  But at that age....
I would have thought ‘cool equipment’.

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« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2018, 10:43:52 PM »
As they age some will change some will not.  But at that age....
I would have thought ‘cool equipment’.
Yup,  tree huggers decades back used the spotted owl to stop logging in vast regions of mature timber
.....now look what's going on with the fires in California all the way up to B.C.
I have a firewood hoarder picking up my rounds as fast as I can cut them, save a me alot of extra loading and hauling.
I noodle splitted the lower bigger rounds in half which he appreciates.
Had a heavy side leaner risking falling out on the street taking out a street light in the process.
So with the Big Shot sling shot and throw line I set and anchored a guy rope to the trailer. Then felled it 90° degree from anchor to lay.


 

 

 

 

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« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2018, 07:22:43 AM »
Very nice work Willard. do you pile the logs by hand? aren't they very heavy?

1580$ that's canadien dollars? that would be 1200$ US? I pay that in a season logging and the saw will serve me lots of years so for professional use i don't see a problem with the price
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« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2018, 07:26:17 AM »
  on the first pic of you post where we can see the 066:

Is that a special noodle sprocket cover?
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« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2018, 09:06:50 AM »
 on the first pic of you post where we can see the 066:

Is that a special noodle sprocket cover? (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
Yep, never throw away a broken sprocket cover :D
I pile them by hand neatly at first so the firewood collectors can see what I got to get them interested in taking them away.
After that I just throw them off to the side loosely so I can get at the limbs.
Didn't have time after work yesterday to visit the Stihl dealer. I had to volunteer being a time keeper at my  11 year old twin daughters swimming club's team mini meet.
Will have time later today, just gotta finish up this job.
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« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2018, 10:03:59 AM »
Yup, that's for sure. 562XP same price as the 362 and both never go on sale.
Biggest saw that go on sale are the MS261 and 550XP here in Canada.

When you make a living with them you gotta make hay when the sun's shining :)
I just checked Stihl Canada's website and like lxskllr said the MS362 is on sale at $899 regular $969.
But here is something weird I clicked on the sites MS 462 CM- R and this what it shows. A 462 with a rescue starter handle, carbide chain, 3/4 wrap handle but no depth control bar cover ???
New hardwood logging saw? :D


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« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2018, 10:41:00 AM »
I like that handle! With arthritic old hands like I have now (too many years in cold old airplanes coming back to bite me) that looks like it may be a really good addition going forward, as some days that 261 cord can be a real chore to grab and hang on to..
My wife peeked over my shoulder, saw the picture of the cut poplar stacked up, and said "where's that - and why haven't you managed to get those ones by now too"..  :D smart ass..
Says she figures that I have a 'Wood Fetish' and possibly I am gaining somewhat of a reputation for picking up any and everything free when it comes to wood bits and pieces!


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