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Stihl 088 or equivelant
« on: June 14, 2007, 05:25:12 pm »
I am helping the Peterson folks at their booth at the NYS Woodsman's Field Days this year (Aug 17,18,19) and I have been asked to see if they can rent a Stihl 088 or equal to use for their skill mill and Alaskan conversion. I have not been able to find the 088 listed anywhere to know what the horsepower is to determin a comp in other brands. Can anyone tell me the HP or at least the max bar size rating? This way I can also try to find a Husky or Dolmar or other big pro class saw. The one they have used in the past had a 36" bar but I sense that a 36 left lots of extra power, they again want a 36" bar. After getting some info I have to try to rent the saw for the show.
Thanks for any help.
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Re: Stihl 088 or equivelant
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2007, 05:56:24 pm »
The MS880 is rated at 8.7hp, I believe, and is about 121cc.

The Husky 3120 is the closest current model, 118cc, and a 8.4hp rating - but I believe those sold now are seriously handicapped by a rev limiting coil. Originally, they were rated at 9.2hp, as I remember it.

For other options, you will have to look into discontinued models, like the Dolmar 166.......
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Re: Stihl 088 or equivelant
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2007, 06:27:02 pm »
What Sawtroll said... they want a BIG saw  ;)

At a pinch they could probably use anything over 90cc and it would work OK. That means the more common 066/MS 660,  Husky 395XP or a Dolmar 9010. But with chainsaw milling, bigger is better  :)

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Re: Stihl 088 or equivelant
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 09:04:17 am »
Where do you suppose that you can rent an 880? Given that they are ~ $1500 saws, how much is Peterson willing to pay for a rental? I don`t think that Home Depot has them!  :D

Just curious how this can work out, Thanks!

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Re: Stihl 088 or equivelant
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 10:33:43 am »
I have never seen a large saw in the rental yards and don't want to think what the average customer would do to it.  ::)
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Re: Stihl 088 or equivelant
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 09:47:08 pm »
I have never seen a large saw in the rental yards and don't want to think what the average customer would do to it.  ::)
......or what a large saw may do to the average customer! :o