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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2020, 11:43:49 PM »
Here's the spec sheet of these first year 10mm 044s in 1989.


 
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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 04:41:06 AM »
Yes there are good feelings to be had when you have something that held it's own 
while the newer/improved models slowly took over(some never got there). It's great to see well kept and fully functioning older gear still doing a good job. 


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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2020, 07:37:51 AM »
Great looking 044 ! Performance and reliability right there, if you've never ran one of them you have missed out.
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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2020, 09:19:48 AM »
These first series 044s were developed with the best power to weight ratio, but not for a heavy handed end user running a oversized bar and chain on them.
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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 10:21:19 AM »
I always ran a 20" on mine.
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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2020, 02:07:28 PM »
My 044 has a 20" bar on 90% of the time with a 24" on occasion.
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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2020, 03:37:10 PM »
Might sound hard to believe but Dan Henry from Pa ported an 044 that had no problem running 36" bar with full comp chain .I ran it and can testify to that as fact. I have on occasion used a 32" bar  running skip on my 038 Mag which is also souped up .Usually it's also a 20" but with a 8 tooth rim .All that said any 044 I've ran would or should not have a problem with a 24" bar .

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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2020, 06:19:53 PM »
That was very common here in softwood, a nicely balanced package.
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Re: New West German 044AV
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2020, 09:16:50 PM »
I weighed the 562XP and 044 PHO no fuel and oil.
Surprised to see the 562 is quite a bit heavier.
So it looks like Stihl's 12.8 lb spec is close enough. Left over oil and gas in saw probably made the difference. 
12lb 14oz = 12.875 lbs


 

 

 

 

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