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News on the new husqvarna T540xp

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Arbor Vision, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Arbor Vision

    Arbor Vision ArboristSite Operative

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    Anybody have any news on the new T540xp that's coming out. Any ideas when it might come out. I need a new top handle and no I'm not going to buy a 200t ill get a 338xpt before I buy a stihl, even though the 200 edges out the 338.
     
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    Haven't heard anything about it yet, but I'm hoping it's better looking that the T435......Cliff
     
  3. Arbor Vision

    Arbor Vision ArboristSite Operative

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    It is......
     
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    Yes, the T540xp is the replacement for the 338xpt, and totally different from the T435.
     
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    From an earlier thread:

     
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    Here is some info on it:

    Husqvarna, leader in outdoor power products announced its brand new professional T540 XP® chainsaw, ready for an early 2011 launch.

    Live presentations of the T 540 XP® were given during the recent APF both in the main Husqvarna arena between the daily Husqvarna World 25m Pole Climbing competitions and on the demonstration site.

    Designed with the aim of creating the ultimate arborist saw using new eyes, yours and your colleagues. The question was posed to professionals worldwide: “Which features are most important when you choose a saw?” At the top of their list were good balance and ergonomics, a strong, fast engine and low weight.

    Developed with and tested by demanding professional users, ensures it meets the expectations required for reliability and robustness in all arborist and utility aerial applications.

    The result is the T540 XP®, a combination of great engine performance, reliable and robust design, tremendous balance, optimised ergonomics and low weight. All combine to deliver a top handled chainsaw that is in a class of its own and a pleasure to work with.

    The T540XP® has all the features you would have come to expect or demand from the Husqvarna XP designation . High chain speed, superb acceleration, high centre of gravity delivering low gyroscopic forces, air injection and excellent low vibration levels.

    Using an X-Torq® engine delivering improved torque and fuel efficiency whilst reducing exhaust emissions, the T540XP is also equipped with AutoTune™. This feature provides optimal engine performance via an automatic engine setting function. No time needs to be spent on carburetor adjustments, as the saw automatically adjusts for differences in fuel, altitude, humidity, temperature and air filter performance.

    Weight, balance and cutting accuracy are aided by the new TechLite guide bar. When compared to our previous standard bar, TechLite is 20% lighter with better stiffness, has a 9 tooth nose wheel for improved durability, reduces overall weight, assists in optimising balance and reduces the of chance permanent bar deformation.

    Overall features

    ♣ X-Torq® engine
    ♣ Well-balanced design
    ♣ LowVib®
    ♣ AutoTune™
    ♣ Double rope eyelet
    ♣ Top handle in three sizes
    ♣ Ergonomic design, including an angled front handle and a soft grip rear handle
    ♣ Quick and easy chain adjustment
    ♣ Air Injection, resulting in less filter cleanings
    ♣ Heavy-duty air filters for a long service life
    ♣ Smart Start® for easy starting
    ♣ Snap locked cylinder cover for ease of maintenance
    ♣ Maximum durability for tough applications
    ♣ Magnesium crankcase
    ♣ Coloured felling marks

    The ergonomic front handle has an increased diameter for better handling and is angled backwards for better reach. Where as the ergonomic top-handle is asymmetric shaped to create a perfect fit in the hand as well as giving good control and grip. The three different sized inserts make it adjustable to the size of the user’s hand.

    T540 XP®: 37.7 cc – 1.8 kW (2.4 hp). Weight - 3.6 kg (7.92 lbs).
     
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    Any ideas on when or how soon it will be available....month or two?
     
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    I have been asking, but hard to get answers. I think they expect to launch late 1st quarter or early 2nd quarter according to our local dealer (best he has been able to get).. but he wan't even positive on that.

    Sounds like they have a product, and are now getting it built and into distribution channels ready for marketing and sales. Expect to see a bit of marketing at dealerships before launch I would expect.. But as this is a top handle saw, and not used by general public much will not be huge splash for marketing -- at least my guess.

    But sounds like best guess may be April or May at latest.
     
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    I hope it is better than the 200t and sum:......I can't wait to get my hands on one.
     
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    Sounds like it will walk all over the 201T.
     
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    That's a heck of a statement.
     
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    anyone know the msrp yet?
     
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    If the numbers are accurate, it's an understatement.

    But neither Stihl or Husky seem to be able to find an accurate Scale or dyno..LOL!

    We wont know untill folks run both, as usual, but the Husky looks like a prop from a Bad 80's science fiction movie. Call me artisticly reserved...

    Stay safe!
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    I hope it does then.
     
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    we can absolutely agree on the way it looks! What I meant is that we don't know firm specs on either of them really. We have pics of one and specs on another with not so much as a prototype review. Its like comparing a 2015 Ferrari to a 2016 Lamborghini.
     
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    Well ole rope has his eyes open:monkey:
     
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    LOL!!
    Pretty close.
    Except Lambo and Ferrari aren't known to pad the numbers for press release, and then wait a year to change everything.

    Of the two, Stihl has the most to lose, and especially in the Euro market where they are pollard/trimming happy, and weight makes more of a diff than an extra .000000231hp does.

    I also wonder if the new husky will have the "Rev boost" that has been discussed.
    Explosive accelleration would be a big bonus, and make a guy ignore the Playskool looks.

    Stay safe!
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    I'm up for trying either of them but I'll wait till they've been on the market a bit. I have enough 200T's to last me a fair while yet.

    I still don't see what the rush is to strato the least polluting saws either company makes. 660's and 390/95, 880 and 3120 still gulping fuel but gosh darn we better replace those 35cc fuel hogs!
     
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    I agree.. my 660 when running will burn in 15 minutes what my 200T would likely in a day :)

    On other hand.. my 200T in reality burns more in a week than the 660.. just because it runs a lot more hours.
     
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    Does anyone have an update on when this 540xp may be available?

    Or will the introduction be delayed like the Husqvarna 560/562 saws?
     

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