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Author Topic: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75  (Read 683 times)

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Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« on: February 03, 2019, 08:39:24 PM »
I have an old but strong running Husqvarna 140s with a 16" bar. I was wondering the value of this Husqvarna 140s from the 73-75. 

It's the first model with a mechanical chain brake in the world. Would it someday be worthy of being put in a museum? Or is it just somethimg I should keep enjoying?

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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 09:34:33 PM »
Old saws are really of little value, that is why I collect them. ;D Enjoy it till it drops. The most I have paid for any saw is $75.
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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 06:14:08 AM »
The Solo 611VA (not the twin) from 1968 had a working chain brake, 5 years before the Husqvarna-Practica 140.

Don't always believe what you read.

Just use it...

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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 12:35:26 PM »
Yes I believe Partner had one too for the first time in 1968.

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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 03:45:11 PM »
Yes I believe Partner had one too for the first time in 1968.


I have to edit my last post.
Partner in 1968 actually introduced a hand-protector attachment , not a chain brake.
The Solo 611VA (not the twin) from 1968 had a working chain brake, 5 years before the Husqvarna-Practica 140.

Don't always believe what you read.

Just use it...
The Solo 611VA with chain brake was introduced around 1976. The collector site information you read is wrong . He had 1967 misprinted.
So don't believe everything you read.

Actually the Jonsereds 50 was the first chainsaw with a chain brake introduced in 1971.
Husqvarna and Stihl both introduced theirs in 1973.
McCulloch in 1975 had a chainbrake on a saw in every weight class.
The Husqvarna 140S picture you posted with no chainbrake was common in the U.S. as Husqvarna made the chainbrake as an option to help with sales.
Here is a  Husqvarna advertisement from 1979 with a non chain brake model. 
So don't believe everything you read  ;)

Last pictures Jonsereds 50 in January 1972 and Stihl Quick Stop. September 1973

 



 
 

 


 




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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 04:09:14 PM »
I remember the Pioneer P28 with anti vibe and chain brake, we couldn't give them away. The P26, same saw without these features, was quite popular.
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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 10:36:02 PM »
I remember the uproar from some of the older  fallers in the mid 1970's, when our logging company enforced chain brakes on our saws and no one was allowed to remove them.

That was after we were told we had to wear ear protection and not use our screens on our helmets just for decoration  :D
By 1981 across Canada chain brakes were mandatory on chainsaws.

Here's that 140S from a simpler time in 1973.


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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 12:11:57 AM »
I stand corrected. I had to go back and find this chart from some time ago, where I had confused the 611VA with the 620va. Different chainsaws I know, and the 620 only had a hand guard.

Also went back and found this page after realizing the Stihl in your kickback photo might be a 031. I still have mine with that chainbrake cover and locking slide clutch that I got in the 80's, as second owner.

Did get a kick out of that 140s auction page, though...

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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 10:35:28 AM »
Yeah that was funny advertising a chain brake and it didn't have one :D

Lots of changes in 1981 with kickback standards etc.
Chain brake mandatory in Canada and a about face from mandatory to voluntary in the US with CPSC.
By 1985-86 ANSI set the standards with low kick sawchain, guide bars and chain brakes.


 
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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 11:19:29 AM »
Thanks for posting the September 1973 Chainsaw Age article. It looks like it was written about the 031 chainbrake before its release to the public.  The photo shows a zig-zag rod to the hand guard.

My 031 has that zig-zag rod, the chainbrake in the sprocket cover and the "de-clutching" (article's term) clutch. It is from sometime later in the 70's.

Both the 031 and 032 were available with the sliding lock "de-clutching" clutch, which allowed the engine to run with clutch "de-clutched" so the the chain isn't driven. My 031 and 032 has these, my wife's later 032 has the later chainbrake and clutch that doesn't have the extra sliding lock parts. My 031's chainbrake still works, my 032 doesn't chain brake, my wife's 032 does.

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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 12:08:59 PM »
Your welcome,  and welcome to the forum BTW stihlsolo.
Here's the rest of that 1973 Quick Stop article.
Also  Stihl 031 and Solo ads from December 1972.


 

 

 
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Re: Seeking Information about Husqvarna 140s from '73-75
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2019, 09:35:24 PM »
 

 


 
I have this clean 140S in my shop right now, and it has neither a hand guard or chain brake.  I saw one for sale on the bay and is priced around a $1000.  I'm thinking that it might be offered on there for a long time at that price!


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