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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2014, 04:53:59 pm »
+1,    I agree the max bar for that saw is 24".    I just worked on one of these today.   The oiler had stopped working and I found the worm gear bad.
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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2014, 08:36:25 pm »
.....

If you want to increase chain speed you can go to a 8-tooth rim sprocket and say an 18 inch bar, however the 61 was never known as a high rpm saw; so the gains may be minimal. ......

I strongly doubt an 8-pin will work well on a 61 - but I haven't actually tried it.

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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2014, 08:40:19 pm »
.....

If you want to increase chain speed you can go to a 8-tooth rim sprocket and say an 18 inch bar, however the 61 was never known as a high rpm saw; so the gains may be minimal. ......


I strongly doubt an 8-pin will work well on a 61 - but I haven't actually tried it.

Maybe with a 16" bar but other wise I would not.
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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2014, 08:31:43 am »
Agreed!
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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2014, 09:05:38 am »
.....

If you want to increase chain speed you can go to a 8-tooth rim sprocket and say an 18 inch bar, however the 61 was never known as a high rpm saw; so the gains may be minimal. ......


I strongly doubt an 8-pin will work well on a 61 - but I haven't actually tried it.

Maybe with a 16" bar but other wise I would not.

Maybe, if the wood is really small - like in (most) limbing..... ;D


Anyway, rims are cheap - so there is nothing wrong with trying!

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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2014, 09:18:30 am »
Well yes they are cheap but not if the saw came with a spur which I believe some did. It probably wouldn't hurt to change it to a rim drive if it has a spur on it.
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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2014, 03:46:28 pm »
sorry to revive this topic after so long and not sure if i should have posted in another forum or not. im going tomorrow to look at a stihl 066 magnum, a bigger saw than my rancher 61, and wasnt sure what i should look for. the guy said it has less than 2 hours on it since a stihl dealer installed a oem pistin, cylinder, and tank housing on it. he wants 550 for it with a 32 inch bar. it has the poly flywheel which means a late 90s early 2000 s saw im guessing. is there anything i should watch for in particular when i am looking at this? and is this a decent price?

thanks in advance for the replies

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Re: rancher 61
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2014, 04:33:18 pm »
Pull the front off the muffler and and look at the piston/ring for scoring anyway.

Observe the over all condition/appearance of the saw?
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