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    I ran our USFS 084 with 60 inch bar as infrequently as possible . When you needed it, you really needed it badly. Awesome saw.

    It was actually a dream to run with the 42 inch bar...balanced very nicely, and only weighed about 40% of my body weight . I could sling it around OK on the ground...aloft?...not so much, I expect. Never had to try, thank all the gods.

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    Yeah...I'll bring out the 880 for the big stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by treebilly View Post
    The 088 is reserved for ALAP or really big, dense wood. Anyone that can run one all day shall be called ?sir? in my book. My best ground man says he will give me a hundred bucks for every cut I make on spurs with it. I?ve yet to even try. If I ever do, THERE WILL BE A PICTURE, because I?ll never do it again.
    Only 3 of the picks were on spikes but it was enough. The biggest pain was trying to wang a flipline and lifeline around the stem. It kept tangling with the bar and chain.

    Picture is from about 5 years ago.
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    Biggun, biggun...er, Rich .
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    Thanks Lol.

    IIRC that bit weighed 3800 kg. Just under 4t.
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    Just to set things right.
    I was joking, about the 880 being for the big stuff.

    Reason is, we are felling beech from 1890 these days.
    Bout 4-5 feet across the botttom and 40 meters tall.
    We knock them over with the 661.

    To us, they are not "big stuff", just our every day trees.

    So when the whole thing about big stuff came up, I thought:

    Big stuff is when we need to bring the 880 out.

    I've climbed with it once ( Actually it was my old 084)
    Had to drop one leader of an absolutely massive elm.

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    ..and I posted my 880 picture for a bit of fun...
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    Originally Posted by woodworkingboy
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    I now own a Stihl MS660 as well as my old Husky 395XP. I normally keep them on separate trucks but I had them both on a removal job today and I can definitively say that the 395 can cut circles around the Stihl. Absolutely blows it away on power. Both saws are running 32" bars and the chains are off the same roll.
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    Hey Brian can you elaborate a bit more on the chain roll? I've been thinking of doing that, but haven' really looked into what I would need and how it works, best place to buy etc.
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    I only run Stihl chain and on my big saws I prefer skip chain. Nobody around here sells skip chain by the loop. My local dealer gets it by the roll for me when I need it, takes a couple days. I use 33RSF for the big saws and 63pm for my top handles. List price is outrageous but my dealer gives me a reasonable price. I bought the spinner and breaker about 10 years ago for about $150 from one of the online arbor supply houses, Bailey's or Madsen's I think.

    If you want to use Oregon chain you have tons of options for buying it online.
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