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500i bar length - 36" too big??


StihlGreen
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As title suggests....up until now I have just used a 20" on the 500i. I'm after something for the bigger stumps and logs, what sizes are people running?

 

I am tempted to try a Sugihara pro in 36" and some oregon full skip chain from @RobD . Be glad of peoples thoughts before I go for it.

 

Cheers. H

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Thanks for everyone's replies. 

 

@allseasons What size do you usually run?

7 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

I’m pretty sure it’ll pull 36” full comp.
Personally 30” would be a good bar.
I run a 30” full comp on my 461 no problems.
Stateside they use 461’s with up to 42” full skip in softwoods.
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That's good to know, I'll have a look at at a 30".

At least if I need anything bigger than that i might find an excuse for an 880😋 

Bet a 461 grunts with 42" hanging off it 😳

 

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8 hours ago, MattyF said:

28” max I would say.

Yeah I reckon so. It's kinda wasted on a 20" and pretty good on a 25".

7 hours ago, Rough Hewn said:

I’m pretty sure it’ll pull 36” full comp.

It might pull it but it would struggle. I think the oiler would have a job to keep up too 

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