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What is a Stihl 090 Worth?

Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by TreeGuyHR, Nov 5, 2012.

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    I agree. I like running them also.
     
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    Sounds like a saw for manly men.

    I was wondering about the 090 because I saw a video of a guy cutting off a rootball on a felled tree that was so big it took a couple of minutes to walk around to the other side of it.
     
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    Welcome to the site, had me going for a minute, this is an old thread. No problem though, it got you here. The 090 is the holy grail for a lot of guys, but I wouldn't pay a lot just to have one. I think it's 137CC's and I had a Homelite 7-29 that was 129CC's. The 090 was a newer generation saw than my 7-29, but it's still old enough to hit the collectors market. There is nothing it could do that an 880 can't do, and for most people a 660/661 can do. It's funny that you called it a manly saw. Yesterday I posted a pic with the caption, "When men were men, and saws made accordingly." This is a pic of one of my Homelite Super 1050's with a 24" bar cutting firewood. I have another one with a 36" bar for milling. But, to be honest I do most of my milling now with a Stihl 660, it's smoother, quieter, and easier to start. The 1050 was a true man's saw, 100CC's with no decomp valve to make it easy to start, Joe.
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    The 090 WILL pull a 60" or longer bar much, much, better than any stock 088 and as good as a ported one. But get an 090 with A/V or your fingers and hands will hate you for a few days. I haven't tried my 7-29 to compare with any other saw but have a 60" bar and am going to put a loop of 9/16 chipper on it. I expect it to be slower, though not necessarily stronger as a direct drive 090 is plenty strong. While my 3100 and 900g Homies are very strong, I'd take an 090 AV over them any day.
     
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    Speaking of saws for manly men.
    That's my dad on the right.
    The saw is a two man Teles Smith, used by the British Army in SE Asian Jungle warfare.
    350 cc, no muffler, soft chains, so much so that about as much time was spent sharpening as cutting when used in Aussie hardwoods.

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    I've done plenty of cam and concealment for howitzers and gun tractors. That's one heck of a camnet pole!
     
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    Bob,

    Love that pic of your pop. That thing is an absolute animal. Any idea where it ended up?

    Andrew
     
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    IMG_20180501_151208.jpg that's spooky you just happen to mention the two saws we ran yesterday.. Joe just bought the 880, and I've had the 1050 since ol Shep was a puppy. I haven't milled with mine yet.. I leave it up to the old jenny IMG_20180501_151208.jpg
     
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    I like the old GMC, what year is it. I think our first Dump Truck was a 67 or 69 Chevy C50?
     
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    Not so sure on the year. Nose of late 50s or early 60s has mechanical boom hoist on the bed.. Was Joe's dad's, he will never part with no matter how much it gets in the way of progress. Does start and run every time it needs to be moved. Neat to put advertising on.. Eye catching
     
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    That is a 55 - 57 nose, likely a 55, though the hood looks 57.
     
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    Well, I wasn't too far astray. I had a Chev Apache 1/2 ton years ago that the front end was similar.. Twas a 59 I think. I know what year the Stihl is.. STIHL has that new car smell.. Or new bride smell if you prefer.
     
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    58 & 59 had two headlights.
     
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    So does my wife
     
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