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Husqvarna 550 XP® is developed for tree care professionals and skilled land owners. The saw has a ground breaking design and is loaded with innovative solutions for efficient, convenient operation. Our unique X-Torq® engine technology provide more power where you need it, up to 20% less fuel consumption and 75% less exhaust emission. Equipped with TrioBrake.
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Comments about HUSQVARNA 550 XP® TrioBrake:
My garage is full of Husqvarna products , its all i have ever buy . The 550 xp saw is the 3rd husqvarna saw i own and has been a pain in the a_ _! I run there fuel there oil and clean it after every use and still keep having compound problems. the dealer has been great about it , replacing the carburetor twice the oil pump twice and the compression button once, and now it stalls every time i go from idle to power, something it has done from day one. Its still under warranty, going to return it for a different saw.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(20 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
I head up a facilities department and we were in need of some new saws. In the past we have had Stihl and Shindaiwa. Got tired of dealing with the Stihl dealers and Shindaiwa is not making saws any more. So we thought we would try Husqvarna. So we bought two 550xp. When we first got them the build quality looked good and felt nice. But then we started to cut with them. Cutting mainly hardwoods. They have great high end power, but loose power and begin to cut slowly larger diameter wood. We had much better luck with Stihl 260 and Shindaiwa 488. We were so disappointed that we tried to take the saws back. But both the dealer and Husqvarna would not work with us. Very disappointed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: The problem you are describing sounds simple enough to solve. There can be a couple of issues at play. First, these are high rpm saws, this is why they cut so well. Sharp chains are absolutelty critical for optimum cutting. Second, make sure the saws are properly set up, adjustments for your area by your dealer. Lastly, always use premium fuel. Pump fuel today (regular) is 87 octane and between 15 - 20% ethanol. The octane begins to drop once it is pumped into the can. Low octane fuel and dull chains, will decrease yeild.
(21 of 32 customers found this review helpful)
Disappointing Performance So Far
from Brooklyn, NY
I've owned my saw for about two weeks.I saw 9"-14" Hickory and Oak logs and have cut about 50 so far. Unfortunately I can't seem to make it through my denser, thicker logs. The saw stalls out frequently when I'm attempting to cut my hardwoods. It's incredibly frustrating.I've made sure the air filter is clean, fuel is < 2 week old 93 octane and husky oil mixed perfectly, chain is clean and properly tightened. I can only conclude she's just not powerful enough for the job I need her to do.
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Delivers lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emission levels in accordance with the world´s most stringent environmental regulations.
AutoTune gives optimal engine performance throughout automatic engine setting.No time spent on carburetor adjustments. It compensates fordifferent fuels, altitude, humidity, temperature and clogged air filter.
Rapid acceleration and higher chain speed for best limbing performance.
The flip-up tank cap is easy to open and close when refueling.
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