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Can I put a 24inch bar on a Poulan Pro PR5020?

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Hi all,
I have the crazy idea of putting a 24inch bar on Poulan Pro PR5020 I only plan on use the saw with a 24 inch bar for limbing and cutting small stuff. I was thinking about using a skip tooth chain if I tried using a bar that long. I'm concerned that the saw would not be able to oil a bar that long. Considering this is a throwaway saw I would like to know if the bar would be interchangeable with other saws.

I'm more of just curious on if a 24inch bar would work or not. I'm more then likely going to put a 18inch bar on it vs the 20inch.
 

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24” on a stock saw is a lot to ask. With a muffler mod and skip chain it would pull, sort of.

The saw uses small husky mount so yes the bar could be used on many other saws.
 
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I know I'm going to be asking a lot from this little saw if I put a 24 on it. It was more about the reach in my case. I think a 18 inch would be the best all around for this saw.
I'm glad to find out it use a husky mount not some a bastard one.
 
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Short, zero controversy answer:
Can you.... yes. Will it perform well... probably not. 20" is about max for a 50cc power head.

My opinion:
Put an 18", 3/8LP bar on it (with properly sized 3/8LP chain) and go rip $hit up.
 
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24” on a stock saw is a lot to ask. With a muffler mod and skip chain it would pull, sort of.

The saw uses small husky mount so yes the bar could be used on many other saws.
I have a 25" on my stock 660, pulls fine. OH, you must have meant a stock 5020? I gave my 5020 to my tax man.
 
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24” on a stock saw is a lot to ask. With a muffler mod and skip chain it would pull, sort of.

The saw uses small husky mount so yes the bar could be used on many other saws.
I have a 25" on my stock 660, pulls fine. OH, you must have meant a stock 5020? I gave my 5020 to my tax man.
 
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