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Posted on Can I use a 32 inch bar and ripping chain on a 455 Rancher?

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John Smith

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 12:17 PM

Doc – I would say yes: the Rancher you have is 55.5cc.
the Husky is a good machine, I have one that is 50cc with a 18” bar
and I put a 24” bar and chain on it. if the wood is green, you should not
have any problems with stalling….. if it is dry, you have to go at full throttle
and half the cutting speed. but too slow and not enough pressure,
you will burn the blade and the teeth will turn blue very quickly. (which means it is ruined).
when you see smoke from the cut, STOP right away and examine everything.
but – sacrificing a new blade or two is a small price to pay for such a large gift !!
my suggestion is that you go rent a 36” chainsaw just for a day to get the big stuff done.
have fun and enjoy your new stash !!

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