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« on: March 21, 2014, 01:31:28 am »
I was at a husky dealer today and he was talking about some prototype 572s that husky had sent him to try he said that they worked good and were less weight than a 372xt and would out cut them I was Wondering if anyone on here had tryed one of these prototypes yet and if they had how they liked them. He said that there was no word on how long before they would be able to be bought but I would definitely like to try one when they are available
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 07:30:28 am »
I have heard about them but haven't seen one yet. If they cut like the 562 XP's they will be awesome.

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Re: 572xp
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 08:01:27 am »
Heard chatter about them at another forum. As with anything else in development, the final production versions may not be exactly like the ones in development.  :) Heard good stuff but wouldn't bet they weight any less if they end up in a similar configuration as the 550 & 562. It will be tough to beat that simple 372 design for power, simplicity and weight. My bet is they beat the power, match the weight or real close to it, but not the simplicity....time will tell!  I would speculate that like the 562 & 550, they will break new ground in the Strato & Electronic technology for production saws. Would expect subtle improvements in layout & serviceability even over the 562 & 550 as they have more time with the layout of this new generation of saws & incorporate the feedback from their dealers & customers. Just a guess...I certainly won't know until they actually go from rumor to reality!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 10:59:44 am »
He's not supposed to be talking about them.  :)
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 12:26:57 pm »
He's not supposed to be talking about them.  :)
Exactly.
Some of you might remember the Stihl MS201T prototype test saw exposure years back.
Stihl had a number of these units in the field and wasn't long until someone posted on several tree websites pics of them with weights shown on a scale, dissected for all to see long before they were even close to being introduced.
A few of them were even stolen. Probably explains the issues this saw has today with it's unpopular reception, also the competition got a little leg up in their own research and development of their comparable unit.
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 01:04:27 pm »
Already bunch of talk elsewhere about it just Google it

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 03:22:14 pm »
Already bunch of talk elsewhere about it just Google it
Just a little talk that's all, anything else is a misprint in model #. Not even a photo.
Who ever is  field testing these saws are trustworthy....their lips are sealed ;)
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 03:25:12 pm »
Already bunch of talk elsewhere about it just Google it

Yeah, but that's not the point here. 

Dealers that are entrusted with prototypes are sworn to keep their mouths shut on details of these saws. And letting pics sneak out is guaranteed to prevent you from getting any more. I have a blast getting prototypes a year or two before they hit the market and I wouldn't jeopardize that by saying too much. A little tease now and then, well yeah I might do a little of that.  ;D
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2014, 11:03:28 am »
Personally I like the guys that leak info out.   ;) ;D   Thanks..................for the latest update.  Heard a bunch last year from a couple other testers.  :-X

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Re: 572xp
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2014, 02:38:42 pm »
The only negative I have heard about the "572xp" is that it has an inboard clutch, like the 372xp etc, but unlike the 562xp etc - and not everyone will agree that is negative....
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2014, 03:07:30 pm »
Depends on how you look at it .I like that arraingement for the ease and simplicity of changing a rim spocket .

Some prefer the outboard system as it places the drive mechanism closer to the crankcase and in theory would be less stressful on the crankshaft and bearing .They claim it cools the clutch drum better too which probabley has some merit to it .

Now I don't know of Husqvarna bearings are any more robust than Stihls' or not .I do know the later cost more .

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2014, 03:22:22 pm »
Depends on how you look at it .I like that arraingement for the ease and simplicity of changing a rim spocket .

Some prefer the outboard system as it places the drive mechanism closer to the crankcase and in theory would be less stressful on the crankshaft and bearing .They claim it cools the clutch drum better too which probabley has some merit to it .

Now I don't know of Husqvarna bearings are any more robust than Stihls' or not .I do know the later cost more .

The largest impact is on the handling of the saws, as the outboard puts the bar closer to the centre of gravity of the powerhead.
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2014, 03:31:35 pm »
 :D Says the guy who always complains about the weight of a saw .

Now Miko I've cut with both systems and I don't see much difference myself in how they handle .

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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2014, 03:46:16 pm »
:D Says the guy who always complains about the weight of a saw .
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I'm not really complaining, just pointing out the facts.... :)
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 11:08:12 pm »
I wasn't surprised the 572XP would be a inboard clutch saw, seeing the biggest saw for limbing would be a 562XP which does have the good ergonomic handling outboard setup. But then I think about the 395XP and 3120XP with their outboard clutch ???
I guess those big saws need the cooling advantages of that clutch setup plus the better center of balance position for their long heavy b/c's.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2014, 12:02:08 am »
I wasn't surprised the 572XP would be a inboard clutch saw, seeing the biggest saw for limbing would be a 562XP which does have the good ergonomic handling outboard setup. But then I think about the 395XP and 3120XP with their outboard clutch ???
I guess those big saws need the cooling advantages of that clutch setup plus the better center of balance position for their long heavy b/c's.
I'm not surpriced regarding the "572xp" either, but that doesn't mean I approve of the desision.  ;)

Regarding the 395 and the 3120, the outboard may just as well be a result of Husky not making any inboard clutch saws at the time of their basic design - but the result is like you said anyway.  :)
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Re: 572xp
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2014, 12:58:30 am »
Well when I started this thread I didn't know it was supposed to be so hush hush but that being said from what I heard I am excited for them to come out so I can try one
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2014, 01:29:24 pm »
Well when I started this thread I didn't know it was supposed to be so hush hush but that being said from what I heard I am excited for them to come out so I can try one

Dont worry about it. We have been talking about it on Chainsaw Repair Site since.  December 10, 2012   ;)

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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2014, 10:58:26 pm »
I sorta thought the 576 replaced the 372 but the market has not really taken to that saw. Don't really know why as anyone who owns or has run them seems to have nice things to say about them..Silky smooth av, autotune, good power ect. I think Huskys problem there is that the 372 is so 'passionately' liked. Kinda like the ms201 and the ms200.

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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2014, 10:17:04 am »
I assume the New saw is supposed to replace both the 372XP and the 576xp, but you never know with the 372 - it was supposed to be replaced already in 2005 - but the market just didn't accept that..... 8)
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