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12 hours ago, Stubby said:

Have a spud 390 also DSCF0003.jpg.a238bc96e2e3586af8f82bc70a00dd72.jpgDSCF0054.jpg.c7d9648c00dc48aaec1d7ba8c738ad59.jpg

Just let me know when you have finished with that one @Stubby...and the 372..395...:)

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On 03/02/2021 at 18:17, Sirius said:

I have been quoted a good price from my local dealer for boyh echo and husky.

Husky for £840

Echo around £100 more than the husky. But with a few sweetners chucked in.

The echo has a good warranty, and the retailer is very good. Will lend me a saw etc if mine breaks, always over and above.

So to my mind the echo seems to be winning as its not just the price it is the aftersales service too, and supporting local business.

Sadly the 500i is just out of my budget. Well over a grand..

I would take the Echo, or even the Dolmar 7300. Simple to work on saws, and if you have a good relationship with your dealer, parts won’t be a problem, some will even take a part off a new saw to get you going, or loan you something. The 572 have really proven to be a good saw, the 500i seems reliable, but it does have a soft anti vibe, and it’s really thirsty, a few Germans had to park them up, they are not allowed to use pump gas, only the canned stuff, even in the states there have been complaints on how thirsty they are, the 572 being a lot easier, it’s carrying all that gas so you don’t have to track back for another can that made a few change to the Husky, suppose it depends on your situation.

Or you could get an Echo 621 or 620 and have it ported, those saws have a very good track record.

How about an MS400 Stihl, there’s a few videos on YouTube that show them hard at work, they have Mtronics though

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On 03/02/2021 at 08:13, Stubby said:

I tried a 500i just briefly  . I think it is an 80cc saw but it was very light .  Because of this I was  not convinced of its ability to last in a forestry environment .  If will hold up then fantastic , who wants to lug around more than they have to ?  Have heard one or two horror stories though .

Fuel cans apparently ! Seems they drink a bit ;) K

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On 03/02/2021 at 08:38, Stubby said:

Have a spud 390 also DSCF0003.jpg.a238bc96e2e3586af8f82bc70a00dd72.jpgDSCF0054.jpg.c7d9648c00dc48aaec1d7ba8c738ad59.jpg

Youl be buying those expensive trainers next you racy old fvvker  :P K

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11 minutes ago, Khriss said:

There you go then ! Looks a good choice   :) K

Lots of good choices in tat size, 572 really doing well, the Echo too, and the 462 is no dud either, the 500i will certainly appeal to so some too, apparently it uses extra fuel to Rev limit, if true then that would make it thirstier than need be, maybe they will address this with an update.

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3 minutes ago, Echo said:

Lots of good choices in tat size, 572 really doing well, the Echo too, and the 462 is no dud either, the 500i will certainly appeal to so some too, apparently it uses extra fuel to Rev limit, if true then that would make it thirstier than need be, maybe they will address this with an update.

....and if you ever come across that twin cylinder one they made - let me know  ;) K

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Here is a stock 7310 vs a ported one, they take a good while to break in, might also benefit from tying your tail to something heavy.

 

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2 hours ago, Khriss said:

Fuel cans apparently ! Seems they drink a bit ;) K

That I heard also but , there was a guy on here not long ago who had one in and out of the shop . Lots of down time . No good in the woods like that .

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