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Author Topic: How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?  (Read 3029 times)

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Offline Jasperfield

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How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?
« on: December 12, 2011, 08:08:43 pm »
I'm going 55 miles tomorrow to look at a 120hr FS 550. It's a 2010 model w/no damage history. It has a Stihl "Double Full Harness", string-trimmer head, and documentation.

I've talked with the original owner who said it's been used mostly for saw briars; so I'm expecting it to be in "New, but dirty" condition.

I intend to put a blade on it and cut 3" to 5" (base diameter) Maple, Beech, and Locust.

It's not been advertised in any media: I just happened upon it.

How much money is too much to pay?

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Re: How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 08:41:27 pm »
What is too much for you?
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Offline Jasperfield

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Re: How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 09:06:20 pm »
I'd like to get it for about 65% of retail.

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Re: How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 10:00:09 pm »
That would be my maximum.
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Re: How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 08:44:31 am »
half price, my rule of thumb.   5" dia locust???  it ain't a harvester!

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Re: How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 11:53:51 am »
Problem with used saws is you have to get it at a bargin to make it worth while, or its better to buy a new one.  120 hours is three weeks work.
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Re: How much for a 120hr Stihl FS 550?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 05:34:30 pm »
I bought the saw. Two brothers owned it and I had talked to the one who hadn't used it. They bought it new in August of this year from my Stihl dealer. It is now on its third tank of fuel from new and has less than four to five hours. It's a brand new saw.

The saw came with a large unused brush knife blade, an Autocut head for the large dia' string, double comfort harness, manual, and bill of sale.

Thanks for your comments, above.