|Review by Harry Montana||posted 03-07-2013 09:19 PM||5215 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Hello, calling from Bolivia, I am reading the chainsaw reviews and for us working in the forest cutting down hardwood trees (ipe, massaranduba; I a mean the hardest of the hardest) there is one chainsaw suitable only which is Stihl 660. There is also Husqvarna but for some reason quality is less then Stihl.
We buy each and every year at $980 here in Bolivia a Stihl 660 and its capacity is around 2000 trees per year, (average diameter of 20”), including cutting of the branches and lengthening the log suitable for trucking.
One chainsaw consumes approximately in a year 4 new chains (48 teeth 3/8”) and these cost $26 each. Then maybe two dozen of 3/8” round files and 4 flat files. Additionally a couple of spark plugs, and some other accidental spare parts. Our experience is that this chainsaw is maybe not the cheapest available but with personnel to pay, this is your best quality buy if you are in the hardwood logging business.
-- With regards from Harry Montana http://www.hardydeck.com