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Offline super44

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Twin cylinder one man chainsaw?
« on: March 08, 2012, 08:07:58 pm »
Did anyone ever make a twin cylinder one man chainsaw?? I don't have one but it sure might be fun if there was such a thing!!

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Re: Twin cylinder one man chainsaw?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 03:42:50 pm »
Just off the top of my head, 1 man twins, I only know of the Solo twin 611 , Echo 610 and JD 66SV version of echo. 
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Re: Twin cylinder one man chainsaw?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 01:23:21 am »
 I know of the echos and their jd version plus the solo. A little off subject sachs dolmar produced a wankel rotary powered chainsaw as well.
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Re: Twin cylinder one man chainsaw?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 10:04:22 am »
A Wankel? I bet that one could run some RPM,s but how was the power?

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Re: Twin cylinder one man chainsaw?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 08:07:48 am »
The Wankel never worked out .It seems the exhaust was prone to setting the woods on fire .

The engine design it's self had problems .Early on the sealing rings would fail plus the fact the engine in general was not made as a high torque type design .

They made power as a result of high RPM's much like  turbine . In the car application they were not very friendly regarding gasoline consumption .

Perhaps had the design had been further developed it could or in fact may prove to be something .As far as I know it was pretty much shelved .

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Re: Twin cylinder one man chainsaw?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 09:33:05 am »
Wankel model airplane engines overheat real easy. They also are high rpm low torque. They have not been the most successful venture due to seal problems
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