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Thinking about buying an MS290? Now hear this.....

Post in 'The Gear' started by MasterMech, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Lots of new 290s on the shelves around here. I would opt for a good used 361 for the same money though.

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    If you think I'm in the market for a MS290, I thought you knew me better than that. ;)

    Just a fair warning for the folks who were in the market for a MS290.
  3. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I wonder what they are going to bring in to replace it. They sell a bunch of 290s so I'm surprised they are going to change it. Probably something that can be manufactured just a bit cheaper.

    Matt
  4. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Went to the dealer today for a new hat and picked his brain regarding the end of the 290. He says it will be replaced by a "291". So it is probably like the end of the 029. An end, but not really.

    Matt
  5. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    291 Has been around for a couple years. It replaces the MS290 maybe in power and a few other specs, but it's $100 more expensive. I had my fingers crossed (I'm not buying, just like to keep up on the market.) they were introducing something at that $400 price point for a homeowner/farm saw but all has been quiet on that front. MS291, 311, and 391 are all much nicer machines than the MS290, 310, 390 models that they replaced.

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