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Offline HolmenTree

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Its not a performance issue for me, but rather a weight/handling one.
weight saving is definately part of the performance factor in  power to weight ratio. Takes less h.p. to spin a lighter chassis chain too.
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I had 3 requirements for a logging saw.
1. 3hp minimum
2. 11lb maximum
3. 14,000 plus rpm.

The 3 I ran in order of favorites.
1. 242/246
2. 026
3. 346OE

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I had 3 requirements for a logging saw.
1. 3hp minimum
2. 11lb maximum
3. 14,000 plus rpm.

The 3 I ran in order of favorites.
1. 242/246
2. 026
3. 346OE
Here in central Canada back in the last days before mechanical harvesting came in the early '90s, in our logging camps the saws were Jonsereds 630-670, Husqvarna 268- 272XP, Stihl 34-044-064 all from 16" to 20" b/c. Equal ammount pulp and sawlogs.
In our long winters [winters were alot colder back then] our timber was frozen solid, took a 60cc saw to cut it with authority , 034 was for pulp in the summer.
Around 1987 a engineer from Stihl's German factory, Yurgon Wolfe was his name, he came at the dead of winter and he was surprised we weren't running  50cc or smaller saws in our small timber. We took him to the frozen logs in the landing, he tried a cut with a sharp 034 we had on site. He couldn't believe how tough the cut was, he said that was the first time he saw frozen solid logs.
Changed his way of thinking quick. :D

Old Iron have you tried a 550XP yet?
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Winters are alittle different here. Not enough ice to get on the lake here in 10 years.

The 550 is not here yet, dealer says maybe spring. I have no desire for one anyway. Besides racesaws there are only 2 saws that interest me. Husky 543 and Stihl 241. My kind of saws. ;)

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Winters are alittle different here. Not enough ice to get on the lake here in 10 years.

The 550 is not here yet, dealer says maybe spring. I have no desire for one anyway. Besides racesaws there are only 2 saws that interest me. Husky 543 and Stihl 241. My kind of saws. ;)
Oh I forgot your from the Maritimes here in Canada. We still have 3-4 feet of ice on our lakes in early spring from over the winter.
Are we gonna get the 543 here in Canada?
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I hope so.

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Its not a performance issue for me, but rather a weight/handling one. All my saws with .325 ran 8 tooth rims, even 242/246 Husky. An typical day was 120 trees on the ground. 50-100 limbs per tree. 8 tooth ruled.

That doesn't surprice me at all, in a scenario like that - .325 and 8-pin is right at home in most limbing! ;D

 

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