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Offline Tractorsaw1

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Re: 298XP some good ones still out there
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 09:54:01 am »
I believe the 298 was supposed to be a little lighter than the 2100cd, that is probably worth a laugh.  However the 298 did not have the manual oiler overide, so it wouldnt surprise me if the oil tank was smaller.  I believe there was some recoil differences as well, but will be a surprise as to what was changed out over the years & what wasn't.

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Re: 298XP some good ones still out there
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 10:12:49 am »
As far as I know, it is correct that it was meant to be a lightweight version. The differenses from the 2100/2101 was the lack of a manuel oiler, and the lighter and more fragile starter/starter cover. The smaller diameter starter also made it harder to pull over. I am not sure if it had the same AV/bar support up front?
I have been told the lighter starters often failed, and were replased by 2100/2101 ones on warranty.

The model was only made for a short time, for the obvious reasons - while the production of the 2101xp continued for about 10 more years.

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Re: 298XP some good ones still out there
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 01:57:51 pm »
HUSQVARNA 56mmx40mm saws
Rev# by chronological sequence

1100CD-73-03 #
1100CD-75-08 #
1100CD-76-11 #
2100CD-76-12 @
2100CD-78-01 @   
2100CD-78-09 @   
2100CD-79-06 @   
2100CD-79-12 @   
2100-82-11 %   
2100-83-11 %   
2100-84-04 %   
2100-85-8 %   My saw is this version
298XP-86-4 * Plastic starter   
298XP-87-1 *   Plastic starter (my saw is this version) was 2 dog- 3.2" diameter pulley... now 3 dog 3" 2100 starter
2101-87-4 &   
298XP-87-6 *   UPGRADED STARTER (2101style) 3 dog- 3.0" diameter pulley (note smaller pulley)
2101-89-02 &   
2101-90-6 &
 
1100 & 298 auto oiler only therefore 36" bar max
2100 & 2101 auto and manual oiler  60" bar max

other, but minor differences

My 298XP 20" bar... is super hard to start/pull over, in spite of upgrade to later starter... but I have found it is NOT a healthy P&C I believe it is semi seized rings and has very high drag on the cylinder wall

My 2100CD 24" bar ...by comparison is quite easy to start and yet has good comp....

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Re: 298XP some good ones still out there
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2014, 07:34:50 pm »




That's very interesting, I have never seen or heard of one out here in Oz, there bloody heaps of 2100's released here, I still have some today.
I wonder if the 298 was not offered for the Australian market.
What cc is the 298, I would be guessing the bottom end would be the same as the 2100.

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Re: 298XP some good ones still out there
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2014, 10:55:21 pm »
Up above it states that the 298 is supposed to be a light weight 2100
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