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Hi

 

i have a 560xp and was thinking about putting a larger bar on it! I’ve always just ran the 15inch stock bar but was thinking of going upto a 18 or 20 just winding if anyone else has this set up? Or if the bar would be to large ? 
 

also looking at putting 30inch on a 576xp has anyone got any advise on this? 

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14 minutes ago, Ashley_smith said:

Hi

 

i have a 560xp and was thinking about putting a larger bar on it! I’ve always just ran the 15inch stock bar but was thinking of going upto a 18 or 20 just winding if anyone else has this set up? Or if the bar would be to large ? 
 

also looking at putting 30inch on a 576xp has anyone got any advise on this? 

I run an 18" on my 560 all the time .

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Yes, have an 18" bar on mine mostly. Rarely used the 15", couple of times I've used bigger than 20 (when needs must) but it's not really recommended.

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20" on 560 quite common and works well, providing chain is sharp, but that goes without saying.

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18” is good on the 560.
Used to run a 28” on the 576 but it was a bit laboured.
24” works nicely.

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20 minutes ago, TIMON said:

18” is good on the 560.
Used to run a 28” on the 576 but it was a bit laboured.
24” works nicely.

I’ve got a 24 on atm but could do with something abit bigger to for some ash trunks I’ve got to ring up

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Sound job! 
 

I was thinking about getting a 261c for the 15” bar as it’s lighter weight than the 560 for de limbing and felling small trees and having the 560 with an 18”-20” bar for the slightly bigger stuff 

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I run a 20" on a 560. As said keep it sharp and make sure you keep it running as it comes out the cut. Quite easy to jam the guide roller if you stop in the cut. 

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1 hour ago, Ashley_smith said:

Sound job! 
 

I was thinking about getting a 261c for the 15” bar as it’s lighter weight than the 560 for de limbing and felling small trees and having the 560 with an 18”-20” bar for the slightly bigger stuff 

I would get a 550 MK2 for the 15" bar .

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