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MS241C Discontinued 2+ years ago?!

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by blsnelling, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. blsnelling

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    Really? That's what my dealer just told me after talking with his sales rep from Bryan Equipment, the area distributor. I guess if you want one, you'd better grab it now.
     
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    shadco ArboristSite Operative

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    That is interesting I bought one in December 2018 that was made in October 2018.

    Maybe I should just polish it and put it on the shelf.

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  3. Wood Doctor

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    If true, I guess my MS251C may become more valuable (just kidding of course). I can't imagine that the 241C would have been discontinued. What are they replacing it with?
     
  4. blsnelling

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    My dealers opinion was that it's to too close performance to the 251. Of course, a true chainsaw snob wouldn't have a 251 ;)
     
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    Too much $ imo, about $40-50 less than the 261
     
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    Hmm I paid 480 with 2 loops of PS chain 16 inch bar.

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    I paid $503 for a new 261, 18"

    241 is a niche saw. Of course Husky has lots of niche saws too

    But if I had a choice between the 251 & the 241 I'd go with the pro saw
     
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    Sweet deal

    and yes it is a niche saw, quite different than a 261 IMO.

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  9. pioneerguy600

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    Dealers here say no more available, they were discontinued due to being so close to the 261 both power and cost wise.
     
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    & there you have it
     
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    My cutting partner bought a new 241 about 2 years back, he went in looking for another just last week, that`s what the dealer told him while there. He really wants another and I believe he has found one.
     
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    I agree. The only reason I have the 251C is because the original owner died suddenly of a heart attack and I picked it up for half the sticker price at the estate sale. His widow was broke. It has never been used. :(
     
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    The end of that models existence should have been when they made the first 026.
     
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    I still can't get over it only having one bar stud. My local dealer still has a couple on the shelf .
     
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    This is sad. I don't get why the US market seems so averse to a light, pro-grade, high power/rpm 40cc saw. A real modern replacement for the 238sg/242xpg is pretty much the only saw type out there that interests me. The 241 with a 12" or 14" bar seemed like a great saw setup for a lot of real world saw purposes, especially if you sourced a heated one from Canada.

    But then again, I also don't understand the compulsion to hang 20" bars on 50cc saws or to claim that a 70+cc saw is really a do-all saw - who honestly thinks it is best to prune their fruit trees with a 372?!
     
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    Interesting! I bought mine about two months ago or so. Dealer said nothing about it no longer being produced. Of course, I didn't ask him either.

    I was more impressed with my 241 than I was with my 261. o_O
     
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    I had to special order mine. The dealer thought I was nuts for not getting the 261 even after I explained that the 241 with bar chain and fluids is going to be lighter than the 261, and that I already have a 362.
    He's like "everyone just buys the 261 because it's bigger".
     
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    Ryobi do one that looks about the same
     
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    Was that $503 for the regular 261 or the MTronic version 261 CM?
     
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    Gallons and gallons through that one , not sure yet if it'll take the abuse .
     

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