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Author Topic: Can you help me compare 4 Husky's saw's a 450, 55 Rancher and the 455/460 Ranch  (Read 2689 times)

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Offline JOE.G

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Hi, I have a 450 Husky 50 anniversary model, and a 55 Rancher how do these saw's compare to each other both are running 18 Bar's, I am looking at quality, Power, just over all info.

Also how do the 455 and 460 Rancher compare to them. Thanks and I know you guy's get these ? a lot but I am trying to learn.
Husqvarna 562XP Woods Ported .025 pop up MM
Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010
STIHL 009 1998
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012
STIHL FS 110 R Trimmer 2010
STIHL BR 600 Magnum Blower 2012

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Hi, I have a 450 Husky 50 anniversary model, and a 55 Rancher how do these saw's compare to each other both are running 18 Bar's, I am looking at quality, Power, just over all info.

Also how do the 455 and 460 Rancher compare to them. Thanks and I know you guy's get these ? a lot but I am trying to learn.
you should be the judge of your 450 and 55, might want to check youtube for vids of the 455 and 460 to see how well they run, just a thought splitwood_smiley

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 ::)  you have 450 55 hmmmmmmm   :D


There is 2 NIB 460 for sale  for $250 each.  Use the CL search.

Offline JOE.G

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I brought the 450 about 2 years ago, I got the rancher 55 for free a few weeks ago only had been used a few times, looks brand new. I was just wondering what the specs are I can't find info on the 55.


I found specs for the 455 and 460 Rancher just unsure how close they are to the 55.

It seems to me like the 450 and the 55 are pretty close in about all regards.
Husqvarna 562XP Woods Ported .025 pop up MM
Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010
STIHL 009 1998
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012
STIHL FS 110 R Trimmer 2010
STIHL BR 600 Magnum Blower 2012


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 I have a Rancher 55 which is built good but rather gutless with a high peaky powerband for 53cc, I hear the closed port versions run a lot better.
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I have a 55 and a 455. I think the 455 is more powerful. The 51/55 series seems to be highly regarded and typically sell for pretty good prices even though they are older. I have never used a 350 or 460 so can't provide anything useful on those models.
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I always thought the 450 hit a sweet spot in Husky's mid-range saws as far as power to weight goes.  The 455 is a significant increase in weight for not much of a power increase.  However, 50 cc saws don't fit everyone's needs. If I had to have more power than the 450, and couldn't justify the cost of a pro saw, I'd jump to the Husky 460 (if i were staying in the Husky line)
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Offline JOE.G

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I use my 009 the most now since I have cut down most of the trees around my place that needed it, I also have most of my fire wood cut also. Now I cut up mostly limbs and trim trees, prune fruit trees and what not,

But if I could only use one it'll prob be the 450. 
Husqvarna 562XP Woods Ported .025 pop up MM
Husqvarna Rancher 55 2005
Husqvarna 450 Anniversary Edition 2010
STIHL 009 1998
STIHL HT 131 Pole Saw 2012
STIHL FS 110 R Trimmer 2010
STIHL BR 600 Magnum Blower 2012