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Offline Maine logger88

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Re: Stihl 064AV opinions
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 08:32:50 pm »
What are the cc of a 064 and a 066? I wonder why they would stop making a saw with such a good power to weight ratio?
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Re: Stihl 064AV opinions
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 09:47:45 pm »
What are the cc of a 064 and a 066? I wonder why they would stop making a saw with such a good power to weight ratio?
Lots of reasons Maine,
064AV is 85cc. 066 is 92cc.
Since before the 064 was introduced in January 1986 the top dog in that saw class was the 94cc 056 Magnum ll introduced in February 1985.
At that time Stihl heavily field tested these saws in the PNW and that huge market area needed a saw to handle a 32"-36"....even 42" b/c in the rugged big timber  country.

Husqvarna was stealing the show with their big saws since the mid 1970's.
The early 064's were built so light at 14.1 lbs that they weren't holding up with the long b/c so the 056 Mag ll was still the preferred reliable production saw.
In my area where I sported a 18"-20" b/c on my 064 it wad super reliable with no crank and other breakage problems.
The 064 was beefed up eventually with a extra lb of weight. The 056 Mag ll was eventually discontinued 8 months after the 066 was introduced in March 1991.
The 064AV still had a good run right up until December 2002. Shortly replaced by a MS640 in other parts of the world outside North America. 
Then the MS650 joined the MS660 in 2003.

056 Mag ll.  94cc Feb. 1985- Nov.1991.
064AV  85cc  Jan. 1986- Dec. 2002
066 92cc  March 1991- Sept.2002
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Re: Stihl 064AV opinions
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 10:49:59 pm »
Ok thanks for the info! Is that also the reason the ms460 and 461 is heavier than the 046 for reliability reasons?
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Re: Stihl 064AV opinions
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 10:57:40 pm »
Ok thanks for the info! Is that also the reason the ms460 and 461 is heavier than the 046 for reliability reasons?
No not so much reliability reason. More about EPA rules turning them into a strato charge saw with all the extra bells and whistles. :D
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Re: Stihl 064AV opinions
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2017, 06:18:46 am »
Hey Al,I have that book. Really enjoy it. I bought it for my Father in '94. He only got to enjoy it for a few years.  :( Kept it right by the table. I can see it there now.
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2017, 04:04:21 pm »
Ok so like the 2171 being a little lighter than the 2172 then?
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Re: Stihl 064AV opinions
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2017, 05:33:29 pm »
Ok so like the 2171 being a little lighter than the 2172 then?
Don't over think it   :D

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Re: Stihl 064AV opinions
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2017, 10:31:36 pm »
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