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Problem with Husky Rancher
« on: October 09, 2020, 09:07:28 AM »
I purchased a 460 rancher last may.
First problem it came with that anti kickback chain which sucks so I bought 2 Oregon 72s
Keeps throwing the chain and bent one tooth on the sprocket nose also burred the bottom of the drive links and bent one other link.
This has been a recurring problem.
Any input is appreciated.
Kubota 8540 tractor, FEL bucket and forks, Farmi winch
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1 Husky 1 gas Echo 1 cordless Echo vintage Homelite super xl12
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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 10:07:41 AM »
Floating rim sprocket or spur drive?

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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 11:57:00 AM »
What guage is the bar? Here the saw is sold with .058
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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 04:16:24 PM »
Kevin, spur sprocket
Sawguy .50
My son has the same saw with 24" bar and his has come off once.
Mine has ruined portions of 4 chains so far.
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Kubota 900 RTV
Polaris 570 Sportsman ATV
1 Husky 1 gas Echo 1 cordless Echo vintage Homelite super xl12
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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 05:47:39 PM »
I believe it was sold with 73 chain and bar where I live. Check the bar again.

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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 07:16:16 AM »
I have a 460 out in the shed, so I just went and checked what mine has on it. Its a 20 bar , 72 dl .58. 
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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 08:19:43 AM »
The bar that came with it is a 24", 50 gauge
Im going to call Husky customer support Monday
Manual that came with is specifies 72 link .050 chain
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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 08:25:37 AM »
What are you cutting with it? I've had issues cutting brush with the small nose consumer bars. Stuff will catch the chain, and pull it off the bar. I have less of an issue with broader nosed bars. By default, I replace the bar on my small saws with a WoodlandPro bar. They work better for my purposes.

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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 10:58:55 AM »
The bar that came with it is a 24", 50 gauge
Im going to call Husky customer support Monday
Manual that came with is specifies 72 link .050 chain
24 bar should be 84 links. 
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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2020, 11:19:15 AM »
3/8 x 72 drivers shouuld fit a 20" bar. That chain on a 24" is way too much for a 460.
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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2020, 08:26:18 AM »
LXS Should have been clearer, I am using the 20" bar and chain, cutting some 16 to 24" cherry  for firewood
These were left over as cut offs from a sale of timber.
Another problem is when buried in the log the bar fills with sawdust causing the chain to bind up.
IMO it was a mistake buying this saw.
At my age I figured a homeowner saw would be sufficient for my needs, but not so.
Should have gone for the 562xp or even the 572xp.
Sawguy, I agree on your assessment of the 24" bar which is why I bought the 20"

Kubota 8540 tractor, FEL bucket and forks, Farmi winch
Kubota 900 RTV
Polaris 570 Sportsman ATV
1 Husky 1 gas Echo 1 cordless Echo vintage Homelite super xl12
241 acres of woodland

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Re: Problem with Husky Rancher
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2020, 09:27:49 AM »
I wouldn't give up on it yet. I think the 460's a pretty well regarded saw in its class. It certainly isn't supposed to throw chains. I can't say what the issue is, but it doesn't sound fatal to me. Just a matter of getting it figured out.


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