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Offline traktorz

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543 or 550?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2015, 05:05:05 pm »
I picked up a 543 at the local dealership the other day and my first thought was it looked and felt very consumer grade.
The MS241 with the 63PS  b/c is alot more impressive.
What if putting a 63PS chain on the 543XP? In what level, would that neutralize the preference for the MS241C-M? Or for the 550XP(G).
What else are the major missing features of the 543XP, if any?
Consumer grade feeling?
AutoTune?
Anti Vibration implementation?


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Re: 543 or 550?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2015, 07:10:50 pm »
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Re: 543 or 550?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2015, 07:23:09 pm »
I picked up a 543 at the local dealership the other day and my first thought was it looked and felt very consumer grade.
The MS241 with the 63PS  b/c is alot more impressive.
What if putting a 63PS chain on the 543XP? In what level, would that neutralize the preference for the MS241C-M? Or for the 550XP(G).
What else are the major missing features of the 543XP, if any?
Consumer grade feeling?
AutoTune?
Anti Vibration implementation?

The 543xp is a Zenoah design, not a true Swedish Husky. Major mistake imo, as it is lacking in several areas, compared to the 550xp design.

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Re: 543 or 550?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2015, 10:00:13 pm »
SawTroll nailed it on the head there......Zenoah design.
Also the 543 has a small 7 spline rim sprocket.
It won't take a 63PS Picco chisel chain as the only Picco rim sprocket  available   is a mini 7 spline what the 241CM and 261 takes.
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543 or 550?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2015, 01:07:34 am »
Since Oregon sells the 91VXL chain, I would expect they also has a suitable rim sprocket fitting Husqvarna and others.

91VXL and 63PM and 63PS are thereafter interchangeable, given a suitable 0.050" bar also is available.

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Re: 543 or 550?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2015, 04:43:19 am »
That would seem logical......but Oregon does not sell a 3/8-LP rim.  They sold a nine spline 3/8-LP six pin rim at one time.  These (and the .325-7 and 1/4-9 nine spline rims) were for the proprietary nine spline drums sold for the Poulan XXV series and a few other saws.

The only other floating 3/8-LP rims that I know of are those sold by Stihl for their proprietary 'mini' seven spline drums...
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Re: 543 or 550?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2015, 03:31:13 pm »
for the price and weight in hands.  I don't think the 543 makes sense its not enough lighter to justify the loss of power.

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Re: 543 or 550?
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2015, 06:54:51 pm »
Art , if you can find a new 346 I would  go that way before buying a 550 in your air , at least you can adjust the carb on the 346 when the air pressure raises or drops like it does at your place about 5 times an hour , the autotune willnot keep up when that big of a air pressure swing and you will end up running to rich