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Longest chainsaw bar ever made?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by burroak, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. burroak

    burroak ArboristSite Operative

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    I was just wondering how long the longest chainsaw bar ever made was. Of course, pictures are required!
     
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    The longest bar I have seen was 12'. It was driven by an electric motor and operated via hydraulic lowering cylinder like a giant chop saw. That was back around 1972 or 1973. The saw was used for slabbing redwood stumps. The table tops that came out of the shop the 2 owners ran were beautiful! I got involved because they wanted to buy a used fire engine so they could wash the stumps off where they were dug up.
     
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    what did they cut with that
     
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    do you know what compresion my echo 500 vl should have?
     
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    what?:dizzy:
     
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    pwoller AboristSite Guru

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    Again? Start another thread. I'm guessing in the 100 range, that way you dont get hurt.....
     
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    Back to the subject at hand...........

    The helper handle on that L-M saw looks like one off a Von Ruden.

    Bill
     
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    We had a picture for years in the shop of two guys running a model 99 Mac with a 14' bar on it, dropping big Redwood. Longest bar I've seen first hand was 96", and the guy that owned that did quartering of big logs that came into the local mill in Central Point, Or. Longest bar I've run was 72" on a Stihl 076, working up big Port Orford Cedar.
     
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    I would love to find some of the old long bars but I know that will not happen.

    I believe CBR is my only option.

    Bill
     
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    Well Bill, it depends on what motor you're looking for long bars for. I have a buddy, a retired log cutter turned machinist/fabricator that has about 600 bars for early 60's to present saws. I know he's got some 7 and 8 footers in there...
     
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    Anything they wanted to.
     
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    Howdy,
    We've had Cannon build some 144" double ended bars in the past.
    Regards
    Gregg
     
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    LOL Thats the answer I give when people ask me what im giong to do with the backhoe i bought... anything I want too.;)
     
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    Guess they didn't make chainsaw bars as long as hand saws?
     
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    The hand cutters as with the old drag saws would use multi lenght for each tree.

    outer cuts used short bars and as they reached deeper they would use longer whips.

    I have seen up to 18' whips in pictures.
     
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    Take a look at the thread in answer 2. There are answers from Cannon and a bar repair firm in Portland Oregon.


    Hal
     

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