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Title: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on July 29, 2012, 11:05:27 am
This comes from a guy in BC demoing a husqvarna 540xp.


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How good is it? well, I was going to make a vid of my modded 201t, just to reassure people that all is not lost at saying goodbye to the 200t....but upon having the 540 for a day I decided it would be pointless i.e. a stock 540 still beats a ported 201.

 I mean, the stock 201 is still a stihl and good saw....but mainly for pruning and dismantling trees in small sections. Its not what you'd call a take-down saw because it responds and cuts way too slow to keep up with the pull of gravity on any kind of big top or limb....at which point it becomes plain dangerous. However, modifying makes a huge difference as you know.

Like I said, i only had the 540 for a day so I cant predict whether or not the wheels will fall off in a week....but i will say that the throttle response is unsurpassed, huge amount of torque i.e. it just sinks in, well balanced, nice anti-snag profile, very roomy round the handles for you fingers and a lot of other nice touches that you notice in the way its put together. Looks like the spark arrestor will pull out easy enough also, unlike the 201. To do the mods on this saw would be phenomenal....but is pretty dam impressive as is. Love Stihl to bits but the 540 by a mile.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: komatsuvarna on July 29, 2012, 07:28:05 pm
Sounds like Husqvarna might do it again!  ;D
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Spike60 on August 20, 2012, 05:42:24 am
They are not going to start shipping orders until around Oct 1st, but I'm supposed to be getting sample to play with this week.

I'll be giving it to a guy who's a 3rd generation tree service in this area. (His grandfather started the company in 1936. Well before chain saws, but they did own the first chainsaw in the area.) Like many area companies, the only Stihl they run has been the 200. If it gets his stamp of approval, then they've hit the target.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on August 20, 2012, 05:01:22 pm
Sounds like Husqvarna might do it again!  ;D

That sure was a promising report!   ;D
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 15, 2012, 10:51:59 am
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Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 15, 2012, 10:53:53 am
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/gksales1979/T540XP%20Husqvarna/IMG_20120907_150247.jpg)
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Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: HolmenTree on November 15, 2012, 11:33:08 pm
Check out the Husqvarna Canada website, the 540 is now listed and shows it's features.
3 way adjustable top handle. Auto on stop switch. AutoTune. Flippy caps [these ones look tougher then the Stihl type] .
I may go to my dealer tomorrow and put one on order.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: HolmenTree on November 16, 2012, 05:39:35 pm
Well I was excited for almost 24 hrs :D
My dealer phoned his distributer to order the 540 and was told even though its on their website, it won't be available until February >:(
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 25, 2013, 08:24:43 pm
Some people out there already have their 540.

Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on January 26, 2013, 09:47:37 pm
Just passing on info. I is not me.




Ok, so I’ve been given a chance to try out one of these saws! I thought given this opportunity I’d share my thoughts and findings on this almost mystical being.

Please bear in mind, this is supposed to be totally unbiased, is just from my initial findings, and as this is a “pre production model” some of the points raised may well be changed on the released machine. Also please note, I have been used to using mainly Stihl gear over the years so I may run the risk of preaching to the converted, if so be gentle with me!

At first sight, it looks odd. Yes, Ive been used to seeing white toppers in my truck, but here goes.

On picking up the saw, it seems well balanced. This one is armed with a 14” bar and certainly doesn’t “tip” like the previous huskys were renown for. I even picked up a 200 with 14” bar to to see if there was much difference, and hopefully the pics will show, there isn’t. If I were to split hairs I’d almost say the Stihl has more of a tip at this bar size, but really nothing in it.



The handle grip. It came with two other “half handles”. This is a gimmick I thought initially, BUT it was slightly slim in my hand so I took more notice. It was fitted with the “large” grip, and the others were “medium” and “extra large” so for the hell of it I thought I’d fit the XL just for the feel. I thought this would be a clip on and off procedure possibly, but no. Four screws in total, and unfortunately one of those is situated behind the side cover. The grip also houses the stop switch, but no big issues really, just not quite the easy on and off I thought it could have been, more like 5 minutes. Dare say it’ll be the type of thing that will get left as a “mid ground size” if there were multiple users, once the newness wears off. Very beneficial though to get the perfect grip for a single user.



Fuelling. Being a Stihl man, I have the auto fill/none spill nozzles on my cans. These will not go in the fuel hole! I guess the husky filling system would be needed here, or the old fashioned “pour in” way! I did note Holman Tree commented he had seen a version with a twisty type cap, but this one was along the lines of the other screw type huskys, only seems very small.


Starting. Choke on, brake on, prime, and pull. Fires, then fiddle, fiddle, fiddle to get the choke off. Not to my liking I’m afraid, I just hope when the production model comes out, someone will have realised the choke lever needs a bigger tag on it!


Running up. Starts well, with the same characteristics as the 550 and 560. Held at full throttle the splutter of the auto tune soon settles down ready for action. Revving up is quick, responsive and with a kick that’s almost expected after all the hype.

In the cut. Yet again, similar traits as the other auto tunes, pulls very hard, revving evenly yet when put under heavier load, it seems to find that little extra punch! Very impressed in hardwood pulling its 14” of .050” ¼” semi chisel.

Use. I note there is a plastic loop at the rear. Very easy to automatically think this is the tool strop ring, but no, its (not so clearly ) marked “no rope”. The tool ring is located immediately to the side of this other loop and is retractable steel loop. I really cannot figure what the other loop is for, I’m very open to suggestions there! Also a nice little cut out for your thumb to rest, it doesn’t look much, but sure gives a feeling you located your hand properly when you pick it up again.



Stopper. Auto reset back to start that I like, perhaps this switch feels a little awkward, but that’s possibly just me. I’m sure with time it won’t be difficult to get used to. Hey, it may even be a smoother more modern one on the released version!

On the bench. Removing the filter cover is straight from the MS200 I think, so easy peasy and I’m sure it can’t get knocked or pulled off by a stray twig in the tree. The filter is easy to clip off and clean. Underneath the filter is some kind of technical magic. Seeing two carb inlet ports has totally left me somewhere in the dark ages! All I could tell is one is butterflied on the choke, the other on the throttle. At this point I decided it was best to put the cover back on! Spark plug seems easy access like the older 338s etc so no extra panels to remove there either.


All the above have been my own findings, with what I hope have been an open mind. Next week my regular climber Ben will put it through its paces and if there’s enough enthusiasm, and I haven’t bored you all to tears, I will report back with his thoughts following a little more "in tree use".
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: 660magnum on January 26, 2013, 10:26:16 pm
good report
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 27, 2013, 06:41:20 pm
He had said 1/4" chain in review. He corrected it today.

Very sorry, my mistake. I think in my brainset of giving as much info as possible I lost concentration, it is a 3/8" LP 0.050 semi

I'm not sure why it looks so skinny. After seeing the comments I've been outside and checked, and, in the body itself it is about an eigth wider in the body than a 200t, yet it is about an eigth narrower including the side handle. Perhaps this is due to colour of the clutch cover, I'm not sure, but to show the optical illusion I even pared it up(one thing I hate to see usually) with a 200;
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: HolmenTree on January 28, 2013, 12:09:44 am
This T540XP owner or tester is from the United Kingdom and it sounds like it's a pre production unit. From the picture on Husqvarna Canada's website the "soon" to be available 540 has flippy gas/oil caps, this UK unit is old style caps.

But that loop with "no rope" stamped on it is puzzling.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Spike60 on January 30, 2013, 09:36:11 am
From the picture on Husqvarna Canada's website the "soon" to be available 540

Soon here in the states is now "July 2013".
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 15, 2013, 03:10:20 pm
More good feedback.

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Ran one briefly last summer.  All the power of a 200t with the balance and ergonomics of a husky top handled.  Different size hand grip options and a few different ways to connect to a lanyard/ ring for a saddle attachment.  The see through chain brake handle was nicer than I thought it would be.

Auto tune was a bit strange as the saw never seemed to bog, but cutting performance was high. All in all a hammer built for tree work.  Keep in mind I am pretty much a husky guy who has been forced to run a Sthil in the tree for various reasons.

I'll own one as my next top handled.

 
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 16, 2013, 08:26:43 pm
Talking with someone in emails about the 540's. They say they are in route to their place.  I'll believe that when I see it.

not me below

(( These saws are en-route from the factory. We should see them next week?    List $579   Sale $499.00   ))



Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on February 24, 2013, 02:17:35 pm
The T540xp is listed on the web-site here now, with a price that actually is lower than the 338xpt, but I can't confirm it actually is availiable.... ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 24, 2013, 02:47:31 pm
Looking for the T540 IPL   anyone?


All I can find is T540xp owners manual   http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSO/HUSO2012_NAenNAfrNAes/HUSO2012_NAenNAfrNAes__1153298-49.pdf
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on February 25, 2013, 05:57:48 pm
It is quite common (with Husky) that the manuals are out before the saw itself, so that isn't really a reliable clue. ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 25, 2013, 06:04:34 pm
It is quite common (with Husky) that the manuals are out before the saw itself, so that isn't really a reliable clue. ;)

I want a 540 IPL to look at the build of the saw.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on March 01, 2013, 06:55:43 pm
Some people out there already have their 540.



Looks like the picture is from Europe?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 01, 2013, 08:13:54 pm
Some people out there already have their 540.



Looks like the picture is from Europe?

People in the States have the 540 demo's too  ::)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 01, 2013, 11:27:23 pm
Guys are buying the T540xp in the UK now. So just a matter of time. 
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on July 02, 2013, 11:48:09 am
Looking for the T540 IPL   anyone?


All I can find is T540xp owners manual   http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSO/HUSO2012_NAenNAfrNAes/HUSO2012_NAenNAfrNAes__1153298-49.pdf

T540xp IPL (http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSI/HUSI2012_AAaa/HUSI2012_AAaa_T540XP_2012-10.pdf) from the Swedish web-site.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 02, 2013, 12:38:59 pm
Looking for the T540 IPL   anyone?


All I can find is T540xp owners manual   http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSO/HUSO2012_NAenNAfrNAes/HUSO2012_NAenNAfrNAes__1153298-49.pdf

T540xp IPL (http://www.husqvarna.com/ddoc/HUSI/HUSI2012_AAaa/HUSI2012_AAaa_T540XP_2012-10.pdf) from the Swedish web-site.

Takk mye
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 02, 2013, 12:40:36 pm
540 looks to have crank stuffers, like 550 562 etc.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on July 02, 2013, 01:44:00 pm
540 looks to have crank stuffers, like 550 562 etc.

I also notised that, and it isn't a clamshell design.  :)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on July 02, 2013, 01:52:38 pm
Some people out there already have their 540.



Looks like the picture is from Europe?

People in the States have the 540 demo's too  ::)

Yes I know, but there likely aren't too many production 560xps in the US!  ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: 660magnum on July 02, 2013, 03:55:33 pm
I think the Johnny Red version of the 560 is in the USA?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on July 02, 2013, 05:05:49 pm
It is!  :)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 02, 2013, 05:46:23 pm
Yep dealers are selling the jonsered 2260 = 560xp with small mount bars. Thats what I like about them.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on July 04, 2013, 07:30:14 pm
Yep dealers are selling the jonsered 2260 = 560xp with small mount bars. Thats what I like about them.

You aren't alone about liking that - the powerheads are halv a pound lighter, and the bars are somewhat lighter as well - except that they don't make the Tech-lite in small mount (yet?).
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 05, 2013, 08:34:17 pm
Getem while their hot, just not in the USA yet.  :D :D :D :D :D  T540XP for sale and they take paypal.......

http://www.forestandarb.com/iqs/cpti.89/husqvarnachainsaws.html
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 09, 2013, 12:57:08 pm
The T540 new are showing up for sale on feebay already.






















UK   ;D  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Husqvarna-T540-xp-chainsaw-Arborist-/130942326895?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenPowerTools_CA&hash=item1e7cc5586f&clk_rvr_id=498833954621
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on July 23, 2013, 01:52:54 pm
540 being sold in the UK have the normal caps.

Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 15, 2013, 03:23:24 pm
OK UK had them now the Canadians have them, but we still aint selling them here? 

((((Well ran the 540 on 2 beech tree removals today, got 1.5 thanks of gas through it. It's really fuel efficient compared to my 200's. Man it's a really nice saw, once it's broken in it'll be a bigger monster ! Lots of power and honestly would say way better then my 200's (didn't think I would ever say that!) but yeah I love it! Blow the doors off the 201 also which doesn't take much!))))

((((Got mine today, the guys will run it tomorrow for the first time. Christmas came early!!!! ))))))

(((((The feel and controls took a bit to get used to, I actually like the tech lite bar, mine never came with the bumper spike but is on its way shortly. Gonna use it again tomorrow, today was all ground work.)))))

((((((Just do it! mines been awesome this week, breaking in nice and a little bit more opened up.... All hardwood removals this week and is eating them up! )))))

Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 15, 2013, 03:24:52 pm
http://honeybros.com/Item/Husqvarna_T540-XP_Chainsaw


http://www.honeybros.com/
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 15, 2013, 03:27:31 pm
T540  product sheet  http://honeybros.com/media/Brands/Husqvarna/PDFs/T540XP_Product_Sheet.pdf

540 manual  http://honeybros.com/media/Brands/Husqvarna/PDFs/T540XP_Manual.pdf

T540xp IPL  http://honeybros.com/media/Brands/Husqvarna/PDFs/T540XP_Parts_List.pdf
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: HolmenTree on October 17, 2013, 11:25:28 am
OK UK had them now the Canadians have them, but we still aint selling them here? 

((((Well ran the 540 on 2 beech tree removals today, got 1.5 thanks of gas through it. It's really fuel efficient compared to my 200's. Man it's a really nice saw, once it's broken in it'll be a bigger monster ! Lots of power and honestly would say way better then my 200's (didn't think I would ever say that!) but yeah I love it! Blow the doors off the 201 also which doesn't take much!))))

((((Got mine today, the guys will run it tomorrow for the first time. Christmas came early!!!! ))))))

(((((The feel and controls took a bit to get used to, I actually like the tech lite bar, mine never came with the bumper spike but is on its way shortly. Gonna use it again tomorrow, today was all ground work.)))))

((((((Just do it! mines been awesome this week, breaking in nice and a little bit more opened up.... All hardwood removals this week and is eating them up! )))))


Kevin , these Canadians ordered theirs from Honey Brothers but as far as I can tell still not available in Canada.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 17, 2013, 01:25:25 pm
OK UK had them now the Canadians have them, but we still aint selling them here? 

((((Well ran the 540 on 2 beech tree removals today, got 1.5 thanks of gas through it. It's really fuel efficient compared to my 200's. Man it's a really nice saw, once it's broken in it'll be a bigger monster ! Lots of power and honestly would say way better then my 200's (didn't think I would ever say that!) but yeah I love it! Blow the doors off the 201 also which doesn't take much!))))

((((Got mine today, the guys will run it tomorrow for the first time. Christmas came early!!!! ))))))

(((((The feel and controls took a bit to get used to, I actually like the tech lite bar, mine never came with the bumper spike but is on its way shortly. Gonna use it again tomorrow, today was all ground work.)))))

((((((Just do it! mines been awesome this week, breaking in nice and a little bit more opened up.... All hardwood removals this week and is eating them up! )))))


Kevin , these Canadians ordered theirs from Honey Brothers but as far as I can tell still not available in Canada.

So Honey Bros is in the UK where they are ordering them from?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: HolmenTree on October 17, 2013, 10:37:17 pm
http://www.honeybros.com/
Look at the bottom right hand corner of their homepage and it shows their UK address.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: SawTroll on October 18, 2013, 01:58:25 pm
http://www.honeybros.com/
Look at the bottom right hand corner of their homepage and it shows their UK address.

The prices hardly are attractive for someone living in the US, but maybe not so bad for a Canadian?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 23, 2013, 01:45:44 am
Place in NC selling T540xp saws.  $649 shipped
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on December 07, 2013, 09:53:54 am
Finally.......................I seen where Bob spike60 said he received a order of T540's today in NY.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Spike60 on December 09, 2013, 08:23:39 pm
Yikes! I'll be selling them for a lot less than those guys in NC.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 09, 2013, 08:28:23 pm
Yikes! I'll be selling them for a lot less than those guys in NC.

Covering ebay fees  ;) and listed with 14" and  16".

What are yours coming with?

Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 30, 2013, 07:43:40 pm
http://youtu.be/CaoGM4ss818

Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on January 05, 2014, 10:40:28 am
Yikes! I'll be selling them for a lot less than those guys in NC.

PM me when you have them ready to sell, I think my wife needs one badly!
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Spike60 on January 06, 2014, 12:49:17 pm
Got a dozen of them in this morning. I'll PM ya.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on January 12, 2014, 05:51:18 pm
Never paid attention to this. Does the T540 have rev boost?  I dont recall anything saying it did.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 28, 2014, 04:05:19 pm
Many Thanks to Randy aka Mastermind for getting me the PHO weights.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on January 28, 2014, 07:34:12 pm
Handled the 540XPT at the dealership today.  Just looked it over and 'one handed' it around a bit.  Also checked out a 338XPT and an Echo CS355T at the same dealership.  Both the Echo and the 338XPT were noticeably lighter and more compact. 

I haven't handled a 200T is about six months...........so my 'calibrated arm' wasn't able to really judge where the Stihl fits along with these other tophandles.  From (dim) memory I'd say the Stihl feels a tad lighter than the 540XPT (and about as 'bulky'), but heavier than the Echo and the 338XPT.

Would like to run all these tophandles side by side in the same wood............with fresh loops of Stihl 63PS on 'em.   That's all academic for me however.  I'm not a pro, and likely would never buy a new tophandle.  My old Poulan S25 saws do what I need a tophandle to do for me.  I may still be getting that 335XPT California from my buddy if I feel the need for a more modern tophandle saw.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 28, 2014, 08:00:07 pm
Aaron I have husqvarna 335 338 service manual in pdf 54 pages if you need it down the road.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on January 28, 2014, 08:49:34 pm
Aaron I have husqvarna 335 338 service manual in pdf 54 pages if you need it down the road.

Thank you Kevin.   Please send it to me.  I'll probably end up with that 335XPT-C.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on January 29, 2014, 02:17:43 pm
Aaron I have husqvarna 335 338 service manual in pdf 54 pages if you need it down the road.

Thank you Kevin.   Please send it to me.  I'll probably end up with that 335XPT-C.

Just sent.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on January 29, 2014, 02:35:39 pm
Aaron I have husqvarna 335 338 service manual in pdf 54 pages if you need it down the road.

Thank you Kevin.   Please send it to me.  I'll probably end up with that 335XPT-C.

Just sent.

Received and saved.  Thanks Kevin!
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on January 31, 2014, 08:57:06 pm
Many Thanks to Randy aka Mastermind for getting me the PHO weights (540XPT).
(http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1079.0;attach=5480;image)

(http://photo.blsnelling.com/Chainsaws/Jobs/Stihl-MS201T/i-bHZbttx/0/M/IMG_1648-M.jpg)

Brad just posted this MS201T PHO weight picture in another thread.  Looks like they're pretty close.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on January 31, 2014, 09:03:19 pm
Exactly why I am kicking myself for selling my 338 now.  I want lighter not heaver for 1 handing.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on January 31, 2014, 09:06:03 pm
Exactly why I am kicking myself for selling my 338 now.  I want lighter not heaver for 1 handing.

Have you checked out the Echo CS355T?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on January 31, 2014, 09:16:37 pm
Read on it alot. Seems the same weight as the other 2 that gained weight. I want lighter. Not worried about big cuts.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on January 31, 2014, 09:24:41 pm
Read on it alot. Seems the same weight as the other 2 that gained weight. I want lighter. Not worried about big cuts.

I'm over on the 'other' board digging for the CS355T PHO weight.   I can tell you that the Echo 'felt' quite a bit lighter than the 540XPT when I handled both at the dealer a few days ago. 

They still have a new 338XPT on the shelf.  Would you like me to inquire?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on January 31, 2014, 09:26:34 pm
No Thanks.   I can pick those up half of new anytime usually.

Checking out the little jonsered 2125 6.6lbs I forgot about now too.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on January 31, 2014, 10:21:39 pm
Kevin do you have a shot of a 338XPT and/or 335XPT powerhead on a scale?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on February 01, 2014, 08:18:38 am
Nope had 338 200 check marked but AS lost all the pics. Brad thought he had pho 2139 weight but didnt.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on February 01, 2014, 05:32:41 pm
Nope had 338 200 check marked but AS lost all the pics. Brad thought he had pho 2139 weight but didnt.

I checked the weight thread on AS too.  Most of the pics are gone.....
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 01, 2014, 08:22:27 pm
Aaron you know how folks  there go. Pics or it didnt happen.  LOL

New saying there should be........Screw PICS.........TYPE IT or it could disappear...........because pics dont prove chit anymore.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on February 02, 2014, 02:14:52 pm
Aaron you know how folks  there go. Pics or it didnt happen.  LOL

New saying there should be........Screw PICS.........TYPE IT or it could disappear...........because pics dont prove chit anymore.

That's the truth....

Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: mweba on February 08, 2014, 11:33:25 am
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfEO2XUDFoo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfEO2XUDFoo)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 02, 2014, 12:12:28 pm
I've read of about 3 540's so far not running right.

Think this might shed some light on the problems.

Quote from: Husabud
Turns out there was a whole run, day or week, that is running poorly and been recalled.
Something to do with the carb and or lines to it.
The local dealer has fifteen he cannot sell because they are part of that same run. Maybe you got a bum too.


Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on March 04, 2014, 10:13:06 am
Anyone have any more news on the recall mentioned above? I was going to buy one from Spike60 but decided to go for a 562 as my entry into AT saws. I'll buy the T540 at a later date as soon as I get more info on what the recall is and what the fix is.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: 660magnum on March 04, 2014, 10:38:35 am
I'm sure you will enjoy the 562XP as your 60cc chainsaw. I have a 545 and a 550XP and never any problem.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on March 04, 2014, 10:45:43 am
Being in the repair/restoration business, I have accumulated quite a few saws in that class. I really purchased it to learn the software and other features of the AT saws. Before someone brings one in for repair and I am befuddled.
 
However as usual you are probably right on liking the saw!
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: 660magnum on March 04, 2014, 11:00:30 am
Well it is different to get one of those AT's out and not have to fiddle with the needles before you start cutting.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: KilliansRedLeo on March 04, 2014, 11:07:18 am
+1 on that, I am so used to fiddling with the jets, that I could very probably get used to it very quickly. However that would mess up my whole routine! Guess that I would have time for one more cup of coffee and a whiz!
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: 660magnum on March 04, 2014, 11:37:02 am
Well, you stihl have to put gas mix and oil in them and check them out.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 19, 2014, 02:34:27 pm
More good info coming in.  This guy had a 540 with the above issue of not running right.

Quote from: squisher
Got mine back today. I'm surprised none of the gurus know about my problem. Apparently there's a bulletin out. The story I got is three weeks worth of production have intake issues with the 'impulse?' Line not being mounted properly on the throat/plate of the intake. Thus fuel supply lacks and it doesn't really run. Anyhow it's back and on the truck for tomorrow. Full warranty repair.

The guy at my shop said it's quite a problem for Husky and that usually they're pretty sticky on the warranty and require pics and whatnot but that when they called this in husky said its a known problem and the warranty was no questions asked.

No one here has heard of this?  Again they said there was a bulletin on it. Mostly saws in Europe though?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: brokenbudget on March 21, 2014, 04:59:22 pm
ouch! $670+tax :o
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-home-outdoor-other-Husqvarna-T540-top-handle-chain-saw-W0QQAdIdZ576300060
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 21, 2014, 05:01:26 pm
Thats about $130 more then here.  Surprised not even more then that up there in Canada. 
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 26, 2014, 03:02:17 pm
21min video of a climber using the 540 stock with 16"



Published on Mar 26, 2014  from BC

Some footage of the Husky 540 cutting last week. The saw is stock with 16 in bar.



http://youtu.be/CMED3nhemUc
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: bloodontheice on March 26, 2014, 04:01:34 pm
Kevin do you have a shot of a 338XPT and/or 335XPT powerhead on a scale?

I put a new dry 2139T with bar and chain on the scale it was 9 pounds 10 ounces
an the MS192 rear handle was 9 pounds 7 ounces. Just for sheets and giggles.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun on March 26, 2014, 04:12:42 pm
Kevin do you have a shot of a 338XPT and/or 335XPT powerhead on a scale?

I put a new dry 2139T with bar and chain on the scale it was 9 pounds 10 ounces
an the MS192 rear handle was 9 pounds 7 ounces. Just for sheets and giggles.

Cale could you weigh the 2139 PHO dry please.   OK PRETTY PLEASE    ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: aclarke on April 21, 2014, 09:17:53 pm
Ran a t540 demo saw at the dealer today and was not impressed. Saw had a weird high high speed miss almost like a rev limiter but it occurred at lower rpm when loaded. Are these autotune carbs? Could be the carburetion wasn't calibrated yet?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: JohnG28 on April 23, 2014, 02:45:39 pm
That was a good video Kevin,  thanks. The guy said at the end that he had about a week on his saw and had some issues at first that seemed to have cleared up since. Said it was hit or miss I believe at first. Could just be a break in and initial run in before it gets dialed in.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 10, 2014, 03:56:36 pm
Ran a t540 demo saw at the dealer today and was not impressed. Saw had a weird high high speed miss almost like a rev limiter but it occurred at lower rpm when loaded. Are these autotune carbs? Could be the carburetion wasn't calibrated yet?

Just ran one today too. Not impressed.  Heavier then the 338 and 540 had techlite bar.  Not near the power in the cut of my well broken in 200.  Also felt heavy in the rear 1 handing with 16" techlite.  No where near the balance of the 338 IMO and not as balanced as the 200 was.  All JMO

Wish I would have kept 1 of the 338's before selling them both.

 Glad I bought the used echo now for my uses.

Yes Adam autotune
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: aclarke on November 10, 2014, 05:52:08 pm
Both that I demo'd really sucked (new).  Be interesting to run a broken in unit and see if they wake up a bit.   Ms362 's we run at work are kinda weak til they have a dozen+ tanks through em.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 10, 2014, 06:30:05 pm
It just didnt feel right in my  hand either. Balance or something felt off and bigger feeling. The 338 just felt good to me compared.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on November 12, 2014, 03:26:22 pm
Ran a t540 demo saw at the dealer today and was not impressed. Saw had a weird high high speed miss almost like a rev limiter but it occurred at lower rpm when loaded. Are these autotune carbs? Could be the carburetion wasn't calibrated yet?

Just ran one today too. Not impressed.  Heavier then the 338 and 540 had techlite bar.  Not near the power in the cut of my well broken in 200.  Also felt heavy in the rear 1 handing with 16" techlite.  No where near the balance of the 338 IMO and not as balanced as the 200 was.  All JMO

Wish I would have kept 1 of the 338's before selling them both.

 Glad I bought the used echo now for my uses.

Yes Adam autotune

Kevin which Echo did you get?  CS355T?
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: 660magnum on November 12, 2014, 04:41:17 pm
Kevin got the Echo CS-340T

http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/echo/echo-340-t/msg49151/#new
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on November 12, 2014, 07:28:41 pm
Just a older lighter smaller cc echo Aaron.  I 1 hand the TH's in the apple trees and other trimming duties. I want light not heavier and bulkier saw.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Eccentric on November 18, 2014, 09:03:02 pm
Good choice, especially for what you had to pay for it.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: aclarke on November 22, 2014, 08:27:09 pm
Ran a well broken in T540 today and it ran quite well.  Perhaps a bit more torque than the 201.
Title: Re: Husqvarna T540xp Demo
Post by: Cut4fun . on December 18, 2016, 12:54:06 pm
I had a chance to buy a 2014 used T540XP for $200 local. But I just couldnt make myself do it. 
Thats what I sold my 2 338's for and prefer their handling.