Welcome to ArboristSite.com! Log in or Sign up to interact with the ArboristSite community.

ArboristSite.com Sponsors
 
 


  1. Please see this post Click Here Please ask questions if you have them!! I hope this is going to be great for us all.
    Dismiss Notice

Husquavarna 288XP porting

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Mitch Freeman, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Mitch Freeman

    Mitch Freeman New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, la
    I’m sure this has been discussed, but I’m new and can’t find answers and would like some help. Does anyone know of any reputable businesses that will port an older saw? It’s time to rebuild my 288XP, so I’d like to have it ported also. Not interested in buying a new saw. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Duce

    Duce Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,843
    Likes Received:
    2,907
    Location:
    Roscommon,MI
    Send Carl Miller a pm. Miller Mod saws. @MillerModSaws
     
    Jacob J., svk, Chainsaw Jim and 2 others like this.
  3. RanchDad

    RanchDad ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    392
    Location:
    Alabama
    Rattler362 has ported several saws for me, including two 288xps and does fantastic work. He’s located in North Carolina and can be reached by pm on this forum. He’s a great guy and I can’t exaggerate how well his saws run.
     
    drf255, BigDee, pioneer saws and 3 others like this.
  4. Chainsaw Jim

    Chainsaw Jim Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    2,490
    Likes Received:
    2,879
    Location:
    Springfield Oregon
    I've been very impressed by both builders mentioned above.
     
  5. cgraham1

    cgraham1 I feel old

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    5,258
    Likes Received:
    9,415
    Location:
    Nor Cal
  6. Mitch Freeman

    Mitch Freeman New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, la
    Thanks again for info. It’s is very much appreciated! Hopefully I can bring new life into an old work horse.
     
    cus_deluxe likes this.
  7. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    19,331
    Likes Received:
    43,989
    Location:
    MN
    Miller mod saws
     
  8. BigDee

    BigDee ArboristSite Guru

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    258
    Location:
    Penzoiltucky
    Double tripple everything dad says. Mike modded many saws for me including some 288s and they are fantastic.
     
    rattler362 and RanchDad like this.
  9. crabby cooter

    crabby cooter ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    691
    Location:
    here


    something like this?
     
    smokey7, CJ Brown, Edwad and 2 others like this.
  10. Duce

    Duce Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,843
    Likes Received:
    2,907
    Location:
    Roscommon,MI
    That should work.
     
    Edwad likes this.
  11. Duce

    Duce Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,843
    Likes Received:
    2,907
    Location:
    Roscommon,MI
    cus_deluxe likes this.
  12. smokey7

    smokey7 jack of a lot ace of a few

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    747
    Location:
    Detroit area
    Wow Scott that 288 is a runner. That saw has revs and loads of torque. It seems to me the newer saws fall on their faces at a much higher rpm then the old ones. Like this 288 here sounded like it was pulled down to 6k and still cutting. Why does it seem that way quad vs dual transfers or is it something else entirely?
     
  13. SmellyPirateHooker

    SmellyPirateHooker ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2018
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    89
    Location:
    Delaware
    I ended up doing my own, but I can tell you that you are in for a treat. Not too many saws can come near a modded 288 power per cc wise. And they are really small footprint wise for their displacement.
     
    cus_deluxe and BigDee like this.
  14. Mitch Freeman

    Mitch Freeman New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, la
    I messaged Miller mods and he does still work on the older saws. He booked up at least until January. I’ll be getting back with him closer to then. Those 288s in the videos are what I’m looking for.
     
  15. cus_deluxe

    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Messages:
    3,632
    Likes Received:
    4,124
    Location:
    Northern Lower Michigan
    Tree monkey does excellent work and is a stand up guy as well. He may be able to get you in sooner if time is an issue. Carl is a great guy who does great work as well.
     
    CJ Brown likes this.
  16. drf255

    drf255 BAD CAD

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,975
    Likes Received:
    3,888
    Location:
    Socialists Republic of New York
    All of the mentioned are great talented fellows that won’t let you down.

    @rattler362 builds a mean 288.
     
    FWANK WIZZO, RanchDad and rattler362 like this.
  17. rattler362

    rattler362 Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,019
    Likes Received:
    1,579
    Location:
    N.C.
  18. Huskybill

    Huskybill ArboristSite Guru

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    721
    Location:
    Northeast
    The 288xp/188xp are awesome saws. There the size of a 266/268/162/272 but there 80’cc. These saws were the backbone of the husky lineup.
     

Share This Page