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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2011, 02:11:38 pm »
Don't know about all 1997 year Huskys but my 246 and 254 state 1997 on their tags.

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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2011, 03:44:27 pm »
All 1997 Huskys should have "1997" on the tag, in addition to the serial number.

Another thing is that all new 268s had been the open port "plain" 268 for years by 1997.
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2011, 04:00:52 pm »
So Niko your saying the tags were like the ones used today even  on a 1997 268?
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2011, 04:05:54 pm »
So Niko your saying the tags were like the ones used today even  on a 1997 268?

Same color, same number system (except for the "1997" on the 1997 ones) - and the 1997 tags did of course not say SE on them.

The saws also looked quite different, even if they were the same basic model.

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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2011, 05:46:39 pm »
Went and made some rip cuts with the 24" bar buried for testing fun  ;D.

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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2011, 05:45:41 pm »
What are the different filter options on this saw?  This one has a black plastic box with filter inside.

Is there a filter that can be put on like a HD filter on a 372.

 I seen one that looks bigger square and shorter height on a weimdog saw. .
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2011, 08:46:10 am »
So Niko your saying the tags were like the ones used today even  on a 1997 268?

Same color, same number system (except for the "1997" on the 1997 ones) - and the 1997 tags did of course not say SE on them.

The saws also looked quite different, even if they were the same basic model.

Sorry, I managed to misread your question. Somehow I thought you asked about 1997 vs. 1987.....

 Here is what I believe is true;

- The tags were "silver" before 1987.
- From 1987 the tags were black, and from 1987 to 1996 the system was the same, yww+4.
- Still the same from 1997 to some time in 1999, but with the full year in addition.
- From "some time" in 1999 it has been yy ww+5, and still is.

This apply to saws made in Sweden - there are other variants, like the Yugo/Slovenia saws - and even some oddities....

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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2011, 03:48:58 pm »
What are the different filter options on this saw?  This one has a black plastic box with filter inside.

Is there a filter that can be put on like a HD filter on a 372.

 I seen one that looks bigger square and shorter height on a weimdog saw. .

Figured it out today. Here is the numbers to make the HD filter set up on the 268 and maybe 272, I'm not sure on.

503535401        HD AIR FILTER       
503551101        AIR FILTER HEAVY DUTY       
503560003        CLAMP       
503535501        FILTER HOLDER       


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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2011, 08:39:54 am »
Kevin I bought that never used  1993 272XP. I went over to the owners place the other day and asked him what he wanted for it, he said seeing I gave him such a good deal on removing his trees a year ago all he wanted for the saw was $300.
The saw came with a 16" Jonsered badged bar and original 73 LP chain. I ordered a 16" Husqvarna powermatch bar from my dealer, so I will post pics of the saw when the bar  comes in. Also put a new aluminum bumper on the saw to replace the heavy dual steel dogs the 272 came with.

I can see why Husqvarna still makes the 272XP in Brazil and detuned it to sell alongside the 372XP which they also make there.  Loggers want the compact 272 and good handling, better centered b/c outboard clutch[like the 346 has] with a full 72cc displacement.

I compared measurements to my 2008 372XP and the 272 is 1 1/2" shorter, almost a inch narrower and a 1/2" lower.
No rev limit ignition and no carb screw restrictor caps. I noticed right away a little more vibration in the handles reving it to WOT comparted to the 372, but I can live with that.
I just haven't cut a stick of wood with it yet, may never use it but I have a very strong urge to put it to work.
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Re: Husqvarna 268
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2011, 09:51:44 am »
Do the racing guys up here really like the 272 for alky saws, with a 1 ring piston.Stroked crank or not..
As for logging in this area, they never caught on, they had a reputation of bottom end failures and so the 044/440 reigned champ.
The 371/2 changed that however.

My best buddy has a 30 tank used 272 sitting on his bench I've been trying to nab, unsuccessfully, but I'm pretty sure its a Inboard clutch not outboard.
Vintage about 1994?, I bought a 038 magnum and he bought the 272, and cutting side by side converted me to a husky type fella.

 

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