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Offline RedBaron

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Echo 8000
« on: February 24, 2011, 08:42:16 pm »
The first big logging saw i ever owned was a 8000 echo. It was and still is a good saw. What is everybody else take on this saw??????????

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 08:37:36 am »
Never ever ran or seen the big echos.  8000 = 80cc ? 
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 07:28:11 pm »
yep i think it is 80cc. I  think they would make a good 5 cube race saw too :)

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 08:31:42 pm »
Any pics of 8000? Get a free photobucket account is easiest to host.  http://photobucket.com/

or send me a email with them and I will take care of it for you.
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 10:36:24 pm »
I've got a John Deere version of the echo 8000. It was bought in 1992. Very torquey!!!!! Doesnt turn the rpms like other 5 cubes. I peeped around on the inside a couple years back and the piston, cyl, and porting looked awesome. D-shaped exhaust, closed transfers, nice piston. I dont remember what squish was, or the timing numbers at the moment. We tried to make it cut faster by just gearing up the sprocket, ended up with a 10 and it was no trouble pulling it, but the sprocket was bigger then the end of bar and did not want derail a chain. Even messed with trying to fit a larger carburetor on and that's were everything stopped. Never could find a larger replacement that would work as far as fuel line, throttle and choke ( a 372 has a larger carb). Anyhow the john deere witha 25 inch bar is no trouble, you can set the dogs in and lean all you want, it wont stall or stop the chain.  I've got some pictures, let me go look.

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 02:09:13 pm »
I've got a John Deere version of the echo 8000. It was bought in 1992. Very torquey!!!!! Doesnt turn the rpms like other 5 cubes. I peeped around on the inside a couple years back and the piston, cyl, and porting looked awesome. D-shaped exhaust, closed transfers, nice piston. I dont remember what squish was, or the timing numbers at the moment. We tried to make it cut faster by just gearing up the sprocket, ended up with a 10 and it was no trouble pulling it, but the sprocket was bigger then the end of bar and did not want derail a chain. Even messed with trying to fit a larger carburetor on and that's were everything stopped. Never could find a larger replacement that would work as far as fuel line, throttle and choke ( a 372 has a larger carb). Anyhow the john deere witha 25 inch bar is no trouble, you can set the dogs in and lean all you want, it wont stall or stop the chain.  I've got some pictures, let me go look.

I have never seen a JD version of the vertical cylinder 8000.  There are tons of yellow CS-750's out there though.  I almost got a 750 a while back, but lingered a couple of days too long.  The pawn shop closed the end of 2009, and I didn't want to part with the (very little) coin around christmas.

I have been wanting an 8000 to try a little port work on.  I see no reason why one of those could not be made to hang with the 460 crowd.  I currently have an Echo 5000 apart.  It looks to be a very well constructed saw save for the cheesy brake handle. 

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 10:46:44 am »
Couldnt get the John Deere to cut with a 460 as far as speed. Put the longer bars on and theres the difference. The echo is a hard on the hand to start. Its not that the compression is high, I think it has to do with ignition timing. Had to put a D handle on this one. Let me go get a picture. Joey

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 11:22:58 am »
I have only found this JD colored one so far. Looks to be a JD 800v dont it?
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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 11:24:10 am »
Some where I have a video of this saw cutting in a 10 by 10, cant find it right now. I remember the ports and cylinder is impressive looking compared to some of the stihls and husqvarna that I've seen the inside of. This saw sits anymore. As you can see from the pictures it all metal, heavy for sure. I personally think it needs more carburetion but never found anything that would work and still be functional without butchering it up.

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Re: 8000 echo
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 08:19:59 pm »
1987 John Deere 800V 80cc  Brand New

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