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Trade my husquvarna 440 for a stihl 034 ?

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  1. Gearjammer

    Gearjammer ArboristSite Lurker

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    I don’t know if this is the right place or not to ask new to the site but here we go. I found a 034 On the inter-web guy was selling told him I was trying to upgrade from my husky 440 he told me he would trade me the 440 for the 034 is that a good deal what you guys’s thoughts ?
     
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    I know nothing about a 440 husky, bit a 034 Stihl is a very good saw
     
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    I cut a good bit of firewood an got the husqvarna cheap but was wanting a bigger Saw and found the 034 for $125 the price scare me but as long as compression is good I think I want it but wife thinks I should not trade so I need facts that it is a good deal
     
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    Ive used way more huskies than I have stihls, and in the larger saws, pound for pound, I still prefer a husky. HOWEVER, with that said, when it comes to the smaller saws, stihl is normally the better choice and that 034 is a DANDY! Ive got 1 here that Ive had to go through from the crankshaft up simply because it was a saw that got crushed and I wanted to do it right while I was doing it and the little devil is a SCREAMER! If I were in your shoes I would gladly trade with the guy! The 034 is built a lot tougher than the small husky is and will outcut it.
     
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    That’s what I thought an was trying to tell the wife
     
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    04ED394E-A9FE-4BB9-B103-920556F5EE66.png Ok so the guy tells me it’s a 034AV but picture he sent it don’t say AV behind the 034. So what’s the difference between the two?
     
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    show us a pic of the saw
     
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    Surprised to hear he's willing to trade as the 034 is much more saw, almost 20 more CC.....I've owned both.
    I modded my 440 and tuned, does well and light.
     
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    Yep I am surprised myself I think it may be for his wife not sure that’s the reason I am willing to trade it I need a bigger Saw 440 does OK cutting firewood but like a little more saw. I did post a picture of it
     
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    For $125, I'd just buy the 034 assuming it checks out. I'd keep the 440 as well. Always good to have a backup.
     
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    Is there something wrong with your 440? Going to an 034 isn’t an upgrade at all lol I could have a 440 in need of rebuild and I wouldn’t trade it for a running 034!
     
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    It's the all orange 440...
     
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    This is a no brainer.

    Grab the pro grade 034 and don’t look back. That’s assuming the 034 is healthy and doesn’t have something wrong with it.
     
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    Yeah I’m probably just going to keep the 440 and buy the 034 no there’s nothing wrong with the Husky was just trying to get a bigger Saw with a little more ass to it ,but you’re right it’s good to have a back up I knew the Husky runs and runs well just don’t have much motor to it. It’s just a hike to get the 034 probably be this weekend But I want to do a compression test on it just to make sure it’s all good before the deal is sealed
     
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    you want be stuck even if you have to put a top end on it
     
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    Trading a cheap homeowner 50 hour saw for a larger mag case professional saw shouldn't even be a question.
     
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    I’m going for it tonight the one I’m picking up the plate on top just says 034 an all my research all I see is 034AV what’s the difference in the two?
     
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    Tree fall on ya?
     
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    I’m tempted to say husqvarna was added o the title since I posted but who knows. I might have just been wrecked at that moment! Lol I was thinking stihl 440, not the shitty husky!
     
  20. Big Red Oaks 4 me

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    Get the Stihl, sell it for a profit, and buy another Husky. :)
     

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