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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #200 on: September 09, 2012, 04:12:16 pm »
Sounds good Niko! Those 560 /562 sure are beautiful looking saws. The 562 is available here in Canada now, we have to wait another year for the 560XP . So I'll probably just get the 562 right now, but I'd prefer the lighter 560XP .

But............ my honeymoon with my "brand new" 272XP is not over yet and it might keep me in love with it for another year , which then I'll just buy the 560XP in a years time. :D ;)
Well now 10 months later and seeing the 562 weighs 12.5 lbs and the 560 is 12.3 lbs according to the owners manual I see very little difference plus the 562 has slightly larger oil tank. So yesterday I went out and bought a new 562XP, 662 th unit built in the 8th week of 2012.
Right out of the box the saw runs like a well broke in saw, no throttle lag, just rips right to WOT. Ran it for 8 hrs yesterday and realized in all my life I haven't run a saw that runs this long on a tank of fuel. Feels real nice with a 18" b/c.
Besides how well it runs and it's ergonomics , the best feature I like is it's master control switch with the "auto on ignition" , just tap the lever with my thumb and it shuts down, ready to go with the next pull of the starter rope. This feature saves alot of finger work throughout the day compared to the older Huskies .

This will now be my main saw for my one man tree service, but will keep the 272, 372 and 395 for the heavier cuts.
Here's a few pics comparing my 562XP and 272XP. The 562 is a full 1 inch longer then the 272 from the end of the rear handles to the front of the crankcases. The 372 is 1 1/2 inch longer and fatter then the 272.
The 272XP is still my favorite old school Husky due to it's compact design, and the fact that it can out torque my 372XP.
I'm gonna have alot of fun with this 562XP , even if it's only a lb. lighter then the 272.
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #201 on: September 09, 2012, 05:41:55 pm »
Nothing beats empirical, firsthand info. Thanks!
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #202 on: September 13, 2012, 11:46:58 am »
As far as I can find out, based on a lot of actual weightings, the true empty PHO weights are 12.3 lbs for the 560xp, and 12.8 for the 562xp.

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #203 on: September 25, 2012, 12:59:22 pm »
I have put some steady 12 hr days on the 562XP lately. Just finished up a powerline clearing contract last week, 2 miles X 60 feet. Everything from heavy underbrush to 36" dbh spruce.

The saw runs with no warmup lag in temps around 5 to 15 C, also very quick snappy powerband.I love the time saving "auto on" ignition switch.
 Only had a few flooding problems when starting it up after lunch with the choke on and had to hold the throttle wide open to clear it out and start it. I guess the autotune was fooling itself at that semi warm condition.

But what's with the 562's air injection? The air filter at the end of the day is plugged.
My 372 could go a week or more before it got that bad under these conditions.
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #204 on: September 26, 2012, 11:37:40 pm »
As far as I can find out, based on a lot of actual weightings, the true empty PHO weights are 12.3 lbs for the 560xp, and 12.8 for the 562xp.
Niko there may have been a few changes in the Husqvarna camp. My 2012 562XP owners manual specs the 562 as 12.5 lbs, the 560XP 12.3 lbs.
In this situation the newer models are going on a diet, which is positive. Not like the early 1986 Stihl 064 for example going from 14.1 lbs to over 15 in the newer models.
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #205 on: September 27, 2012, 03:08:28 pm »
As far as I can find out, based on a lot of actual weightings, the true empty PHO weights are 12.3 lbs for the 560xp, and 12.8 for the 562xp.
Niko there may have been a few changes in the Husqvarna camp. My 2012 562XP owners manual specs the 562 as 12.5 lbs, the 560XP 12.3 lbs.
In this situation the newer models are going on a diet, which is positive. Not like the early 1986 Stihl 064 for example going from 14.1 lbs to over 15 in the newer models.

I know what they state in the US, but everything else points at 12.8 - that is still quite good though, and less than the 357xp actually weighted.

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #206 on: October 05, 2012, 10:08:27 am »
Now I have only had this problem with the last 2 new 562's , you will be cutting fine then you run out of bar oil but you know you have bar oil in the saw , so you think maybe bar oil hole plugged up but what is going on is the rubber insert in the crankcase that passes the bar oil from the crankcase to the bar is folding over , the top part of the rubber is folding down ward and blocking the oil off ,  I just bent my rubber upwards and held it there for a while and so far no more troubles

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #207 on: October 05, 2012, 10:32:31 am »
Ed, what week of 2012 were these two 562's built? The extra rubber or how they were mounted may go right back to that period of factory run. Mine is 8th of 2012 and haven't found that problem.

I remember in 1989 Stihl put longer fuel lines on their 3rd yr run of 064AV's. The airbox housing cover was pressing on the line causing it to kink, a little error the factory missed.
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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #208 on: October 10, 2012, 07:17:26 pm »
I will have to checkas the saws are outside in the work truck  but I know I order the newest 562's I could get just to try the new carb setup , I pushed the rubber back in and have not had a problem sense and these 2 new 562s seem to run better to me than the first 562's

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Re: 560XP/562XP have a outboard clutch
« Reply #209 on: October 10, 2012, 09:23:16 pm »
these 2 new 562s seem to run better to me than the first 562's

I guess it was a good thing I waited almost a year since they were introduced here in Canada. I'm really happy with my 562, the rev-boost has amazing snappy throttle response.
 After heavy bucking the saw runs at a faster idle but not fast enough to turn the chain, programed cooling response??
The auto on ignition master control switch is a wonderful feature.
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