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372 or 576?

Post in 'The Gear' started by KodiakII, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Have decided to retire my 266xp to back-up status. Have narrowed the field to either a Husky 576 xp or a 372 xp. Any opinions would be appreciated. Not a Stihl person...nothing personal, just never cared for them.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I would want the legend! 372..........
  3. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    I was kind of leaning that way. They both go for $1169, the 372 is 2 pounds lighter, and I am a little nervous about the auto tune carb.
  4. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I see the list price on the 372xp-w "full wrap"! 859.00 That there most expensive one. Hard not to want one of those. Keep hearing that there going to discontinue them and it would be a big mistake for husky imho.
  5. MarkinNC

    MarkinNC Minister of Fire

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    I found my 372xp used with virtually no wear on it for $550. I would be nervous about an auto tune carb as well. Is that the only variant available to you?

    I am not sure what type of wood you are cutting up there in Eastern Ontario, specifically if you have deciduous forests like the upper midwest/northeastern US. I can tell you my 372xp will bury it's 24 inch bar in hardwood and not hardly grunt, it's a fast cutting animal. Cutting through evergreen trees is scary how fast it goes. Frankly I just bought a small saw because limbing a downed tree with branches over your head gets a little tiring. I should not say this but I thoroughly enjoy cutting larger wood next to a guy with a home owner type saw because the difference is marked.

    I have seen a few ads around here for people trying to get rid of trees larger that the 372 can handle. I just let them go. I'm 6' tall and 190 pounds, in decent shape (I can bench more than my weight more than once). I am not interested in a bigger saw

    Frankly, I would take a look at the Stihl 440 if they are available up there. I heard the 441's run good as well. I know it's not your choice but they are supposed to be a hell of a saw like the 372xp. Have you seen this on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sRE6iJ1roE

    Good luck hunting.
  6. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    Which 372 are you looking at? There is the old style and the new strato xtorq. Not that it matters to much. I'd prefer either 372 over the 576 due to the weight issue personally.
  7. moosetrek

    moosetrek New Member

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    I'm biased but I love my 372. I also run a 24" bar, and seems like a perfect combo, though it came with a 32" from the previous owner. Got mine for $400 plus $80 for the new bar and chain if you're looking for used ('course what I paid out here means little if you're looking locally only).
  8. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    3120!! :coolgrin:
  9. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    ;-) small block if you will.

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