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Any news on 660 successor?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by gemniii, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. gemniii

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    Tried searching - even google turned up nothing.

    Main concern is - will the venerable 660 become a rev-limited 661?
     
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    It'll be a strato like the 261/362/441. I don't think those are rev limited. The stratos seem to be good powerheads, just more expensive, more complicated, and a little heavier.
     
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    I wonder if there will be a strato 90cc saw and up. I think the days of the 3120 and 880 are about over with.
     
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    Well, they don't sell many 120cc saws, so it'll be low priority, for sure. But, there is small but steady demand from arborists, and the EPA will eventually dictate switching to the strato.
     
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    The 261 has a rev limited coil, but it's somewhere north of 15K, so is not an issue.
     
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    I was just concerned about stocking up on 660's before they are discontinued. For my purposes so far they seem to be about the minimum milling saw for 20" trees, but are still light enough to fell with. Wouldn't want to carry one up in a tree, but I've got this for up-in-the-tree work:

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    Couldn't justify a 200T.
     
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    I've heard nothing about a MS660 replacement.
     
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    It would be nice with a new 660 with just some upgrades like working antivibe and maybe throw in the "new" tornado aircleaning, i like the power of the 660 but it vibrates allot more then i like compared to other big saws i have run, but as i said the powerband is very nice :)
     
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    well, if it is anything like the 261, you should have plenty of time to pick one up prior to them hitting the shelves.
     
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    I'm not writing about picking up a new one. As we've discussed on other threads prices for used are now at a premium. I'm trying to plan for the January-March time frame.
    Talk to SWMBO - December
    Tell SWMBO I missed out on X - Dec, Jan
    Ask SWMBO if she still thinks it's a good deal - Jan
    Score - Jan-March.
    Apologize for buying 3 or 4 - March.
     
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