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Oleo-mac Husky Parts interchange?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by The Lorax, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. The Lorax

    The Lorax ArboristSite Operative

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    I was talking to a guy that has a small shop selling OPE and bikes, he showed me some of the Oleo-mac range of saws the 956 was one that I looked at, I remarked that the look of them was very close to a husky and he reckoned that they got a Husky engineer to work for them a few years back, and he took a lot of husky design with him.
    Now looking at the 962 it would appear that the saw is in many respects a reworked husky 262. even down to the top cover shape, there are small differences such as the airfilter housing screwing down but other than that and the colour they look very very similar.
    Does anyone know or has anyone tried to see if a 962 cylinder/piston will fit a husky?
    I am curious as the bore is the same and the overall displacement 61.5cc is the same so the stroke must also be the same.
    Are these saws just reworks of extinct huskies?
     
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    No...although they are the same displacement, they are not the same saws, don't have the same pistons, etc. Must be the orange color throwing you off...
     
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    Thanks for putting me straight on that 4P, I guess it was the top cover that was throwing me.
    Nah the orange wouldn't throw me, what threw me was that they look so similar in design to a husky.
    They are strong saws according to my mate, he has sold plenty of the 956 and says he had a guy beat on one for about 3 years straight in a firewood business and it is still running strong, thats good praise coming from this man.
     
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    The 962 is a good saw but it does not have the power of a 262XP. The only parts that will interchange between Husky's and Efco's are the bars and chains, they use the same mounts.
     
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    I guess I will hang on to my 262 for a while longer yet!
    Can you still get parts for the 262xpg?
    I have a few things that I need to replace like the oval plastic flange that goes around the white carb spacer block.
     
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    Have you ran a 962? Or are you reading the same independent dyno tests as troll? HAHAHA
     
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    Yes I talked my friend into buying one last spring. He had $400 and wanted a good saw for clearing land for the house he is going to build. He got the 962 for 400+ tax which I thought was a great deal. Now they are on eBay for $399 lol.

    Anyways I like it, its light and smooth, but it is no 262XP. That little saw is a madman.

    Lorax I will send you $200 for your junk worn out 262, and then you will be halfway to a 962!
     
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    No problemo, I tell you what I will even make a special deal of $150 for you, the shipping is awfully expensive going your way though, tell yah what just send $600 and we'll call it a good deal :)
     
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    Wow Lorax, is the damn saw going from Ireland to the Moon and then on to Michigan? For $450 shipping it has to coming via the Spaceshuttle!
    FBE=Fast but Expensive-JK=Just Kidding :jawdrop: :dizzy:
     

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