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husky 55 rancher
« on: August 11, 2004, 07:41:19 PM »
lookin at gettin one and was woundering what size of bar it comes with

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2004, 07:55:30 PM »
13"-20"
I would opt for the 18" bar on that saw but it depends on what you'll be cutting with it.

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2004, 08:00:37 PM »
Mine came with a 20"(see my post below). I replaced the 20" for a 16" since I wanted the saw for smaller logs. I love this saw and look forward to using it everday. I did have to adjust the carb a bit but so far no problems.

Dale

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2004, 06:32:08 AM »
My neighbor has used his 55 rancher for about 3 or 4 years cutting every now and then It is in good condition his has an 18 inch bar on it and he likes it alot.
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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2004, 05:23:09 PM »
A good saw from what I know and hear about it. Husky still seems to be holding on to it after a couple years of saying its being replaced.

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2004, 10:53:19 AM »
My cousin just felled a 30" Slippery Elm with my 55 and he said "No problem".

I use it all the time for trimmin up logs on the mill.

Great saw at a great price.
Scott Banbury, Urban logger since 2002--Custom Woodworker since 1990. Running a Woodmizer LT-30, a flock of Huskies and a herd of Toy 4x4s Midtown Logging and Lumber Company at www.scottbanbury.com

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2004, 10:49:10 PM »
I use my 55 alot; it's pretty much my "general" saw. It's the one I'm using in my avatar to block down a 94' pine.
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Fairly light for the bar it will pull, and it has great balance. Mine has a 20" bar, and I run 72LG on it.
Erik Lovell, Arborist


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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2004, 07:06:20 AM »
I have one of these saws for my spare saw....

It cuts good and no complaints there, however I find it

very hard to pull, it has a lot of compression when first starting, I think it should be equipped with a de compression
valve...also takes 5-6 pulls to get it going, I have a bad elbow and shoulder so maybe a strong young fella wouldnt be bothered with the starting kick...

Everyone I have talked says it is a good dependable
saw...

I have noticed some of them will leak a VERY small amount of
fuel from somewhere, my dealer once had 4 sitting on the floor trying to find one that would not leak for a real fussy customer...

I paid 400.00 CDN for mine and have an 18 inch bar on it.

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2004, 08:27:58 AM »
400cdn was that sale cause they told me it was 530cdn

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2004, 02:07:24 PM »
Woodhog

That leak actually comes from the fuel tank breather. Nothing really to worry about. Mine will leak slightly if the tank is over full or I tip the saw from side to side. I put the 20" bar back on my saw and was surprised how well it pulls. A friend of mine has a 026 pro and say's mine seems to pull a little stronger even though his 026 has slightly more rated hp.

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2004, 03:55:22 PM »
I also have the 55 (not rancher) and that saw DOES have the decompressor. I can't destinguish any difference in power between the two, although there is supposed to be some.

If you look on the chain cover side of the 55R, you should see a flat spot in the cylinder fins. You could have a shop drill and tap it for a decompress valve for under $30. This is the spot the valve is in on the 55.
Erik Lovell, Arborist


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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2004, 06:06:28 PM »
Coot.. Yes they had a sale ,  he sold dozens of those 55s
at 400.00 per saw Canadian...

New England... Tks for the tip regarding de-compression
valve location, I will get it installed before I start up in the
woods when it cools of a bit....Too old to stand the heat this
time of year...

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Re: husky 55 rancher
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2004, 07:32:44 PM »
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Too old to stand the heat this
time of year...


Amen to that!

Erik Lovell, Arborist



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