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MS 400
« on: January 01, 2021, 06:22:46 PM »
anybody ever run one of these new saws , Looks pretty good from what I see online, if its ends up anything like how I got a 500i all you guys will have one before I do lol

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 08:34:13 PM »
I was hoping they would have an arctic version, but apparently not.

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 08:44:46 PM »
They probably will if the current model is well received. I wonder if the price point will bite into MS460 sales or be an attractive alternative to the 362. Magnesium piston :o This thing should scream!
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2021, 07:55:50 AM »
everything Stihl is coming out with is not cheap on their pro saws, I'm sure were talking close to 2 years before we see it , sorry , before I see it lol

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 12:41:48 PM »
Husqvarna is no cheap alternative, over $1700 bucks for FX550 with tax. Stihl 560 ain't no cheaper. Was $1200, 2 years ago. The talking head in Ottawa said no price gouging during pandemic. Wanna bet? Ain't going to stand up to his words neither, guarantee it.
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 03:11:43 PM »
So far here husky is cheaper than stihl on chainsaws but I'm sure they will close that gap fast 

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 08:58:43 PM »
Dealer owns both local shops here. Different company name over the doors, same owner. He can't get insured either, too many break ins. Sign by desk, not responsible for your stuff left here over night. ;D

Used to be $200 difference on clearing saws, not now. And Stihl is a tougher saw.
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2021, 09:46:53 PM »
I will see but when one shows up I most likely will try one 

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 08:20:03 PM »
woodfarmer I have 3 or 4 462 arctics and they work ok, I have not seen a 500i arctic yet but I'm sure they will becoming . I think I'm going to phone my dealer tomorrow and order a ms400 , we should take a survey , I will never see it, everyone else will get one before me like the 500i , told its not coming to my part of ontario lol

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2021, 06:21:27 AM »
So I ordered a MS400 last week , guy that works for stihl says never heard of one BUT didnot say there is no such saw so we will see if anything shows up in the next 2 years

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2021, 06:49:03 AM »
dealer already has a 881 so maybe the 400 will show up sooner than I was thinking in Ontario

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2021, 10:23:20 AM »
woodfarmer I have 3 or 4 462 arctics and they work ok, I have not seen a 500i arctic yet but I'm sure they will becoming . I think I'm going to phone my dealer tomorrow and order a ms400 , we should take a survey , I will never see it, everyone else will get one before me like the 500i , told its not coming to my part of ontario lol
On the 500i the generator is under the flywheel just like the generator for the heated handles would be. I dont think youll be see an artic version of the saw could be wrong but where are they going to pull the juice from?

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2021, 12:35:09 PM »
Not sure how much call for a 500i arctic anyways but I would buy one . The new 462 arctic I got last week works good but handles are not that warm but you can feel heat threw your gloves just not alot

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2021, 09:03:00 AM »
I think they are available in Europe, there is a price on the stihl website already. Price is 100,- more than a 362.

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2021, 09:59:45 AM »
I heard they may show up in a month or so south of the border . I donot need one but when has that ever stopped me lol

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2021, 08:22:05 PM »
well got a MS 400 today , will put it to work here shortly and see how it does

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2021, 11:01:03 PM »
What does the displacement end up being? Im not sure if its going to be THE one.
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2021, 07:41:18 AM »
67cc I think , its replacing the 362 

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2021, 07:14:55 PM »
put a couple tanks threw it today , it seems to handle the 20 inch bar setup quite well and is pretty good on fuel , muffler started turning purple in the first tank as I was pushing on it abit but it liked it and ran well, once I get 20 tanks on it then I should know what I got , it is like running a real good 361 but with more torque so it has more power but its light to carry

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2021, 08:16:22 PM »
How does it compare with the 462? Seems awfully close in size and capability.


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