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  1. An undamaged clutch cover on a 020 is the rarest bit to find on them, ask anyone who ran one as a day to day climbing and you will get a story of how they melted a pair of trousers or got a burn from the exhaust due to the rear of the clutch cover being gone ! And yes I know from the results ! Oh and the trick of stopping the choke from coming on by sticking a bit of bark or sliver of timber stopping the little tab from getting caught in the tree was very quickly learned..
  2. In stock form i.e.the air flap in it's factory position yes the 090 is all about torque but move it a little it opens up. That is after all why the factory sponsored go kart racing with it's 090 engine powered karts and as far as I know the only chainsaw engine powered micro lights . If you have ever used a 090 in anger and had "push back" you will know all about what torque really is !
  3. The cord isn't seated correctly but that is the knot as it would be from factory and the handle is as it should be, hard shiny plastic. Like I say I may have a different story to tell if I had it in the flesh ! I would say I was lucky to have a brand new never fuelled 090 in my hands some years ago so I'm not just going off what the internet tells me. I do also have that model AV set up so I'm going on my own one as well. But it still may be "wrong" as they say , so who's going to buy it and let us see LOL
  4. That saw is 100% genuine I would say....looking at the pictures.... I stand to be corrected if I had it in my hand ! The clutch is not worn, 090 segments have a groove cut into the friction material and are not that thick as you would expect on such a high cc saw. Loads of little things like all the stickers and air filter are just spot on. The colour is dead on. Hand guard which is so like a chain brake but just a guard is correct even to the spring on it. On/off switch is correct as is the rear handle.Some clutch covers had the sight line blacked some didn't. Now we all know the attention to detail that has been seen on some "fakes" like the Husqvarna 365 which did the rounds in large number some years ago, it even had a factory serial number which was correct but they all had the same number ! There is one thing I noticed but I'll go back and look again. On the are they still producing 090s , about 8 years ago was the last time I know they were after a dealer pal saw a pallet load on a factory visit and when he asked about buying any he was firmly told no only for "certain" markets. He did confirm with the guy that the 090 was only built in Germany not as like the 070s etc which we know were being produced in Brazil.
  5. It was £126 I think for the "carrier" version, I don't carry tongs so it was the best for me. It's a good discount off the list price.
  6. Yes got one from Skyland at a great price a couple of weeks ago and they are good. Nice and light and don't suck up rain which is good ! Well made and the "harness" to belt fixing is fine they don't move. The wedge arrangement is very good and every pouch has a water drain along with the first aid pouch being big enough for the kit and a mars bar !
  7. I always think saying a public thank for good service is important when you can. We tend to only see negative stuff when it's all gone wrong ! Anyway a big thanks to Chris and Mark at Skyland who managed to sort me out with a couple of items at a great price and only 48 hrs to arrive across the sea , thanks lads !!
  8. I was sent out a 535i XP a few weeks ago to try and I have been more than pleased with how it "runs" it came with the most powerful slot in battery Husqvarna do at the moment and by using the save setting I got an hour and a bit felling and cleaning small Oak the other day (cutting a road in for forwarder) and it has taken up a full time spot in the back with the others. Very good for marking out sales ready for the harvester, as said above great with no fumes and quiet. An hour is a long walk in the woods when marking out and only some oil to carry.
  9. Only problem is again it's trying to lift the tree with a very small lever unlike the "proper" thing which is a sliding wedge. I can't see how such a small lever type system could work ?
  10. I drill the top of the plate with a good few swallow holes to allow the plate to "bite" and use a thick plate that also has a bit of pto shaft welded to the reverse side to stop the jack sliding away. Also angle the bottom of the cut, the base of the jack, in just a tiny bit to help - or I should say just make sure it isn't angled out !
  11. I do know of a guy that tried the jaw type that you get in a "porta-power" kit like body shops use and they , the jaws, just snapped ! Those you link , I can't see how they would stay in the cut ? the other mech wedges you refer to have a stippled plate affair which keep the whole thing in the cut. Also as already mentioned the size of the jaws means they would just push into the timber. You can get on ebay a shallow hyd jack which would do you ? I use a couple of jacks 15T and 20T with as Stubby says a good steel plate on top. It's very easy and fast enough to cut in more so than re doing a load of pen fencing !
  12. Couple of points , 840 nice machine which I was very surprised at ( I'm used to 1510-1910 and 865) it carries well and with the right man at the helm can travel bad ground very well ! Conor, I'm guessing that wood was a private wood not state land ? I know if "we" had worked a wood like that for the three private companys we cut for we would have been looking for other work after that !!
  13. Why put the poor old girl under pressure ? The Hyper skip is a good chain, far less to sharpen and far easier on the saw. The finish is ok and it takes a beating with regards to nails etc. It's hard to believe it would cut anything when you see it for the first time but I've been running it on a twin 576 XP set up on 72" bar and it works well so a nice thumping 281 should do very well
  14. Would do the job with the Hyper skip ripping chain, assuming the bar is 36" but the cut is 30" ish it would be fine.
  15. Echo, in that case you will not be buying anything new then as everyone has "small print" ….. I would have thought you would have loaned out an old saw as you had already said you had concerns about your new saw ? so why take the chance ? hence my comment about your 041. I'm glad I can help !!


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