Large Occasional Use Chainsaw
I fell and buck several spruce & hemlock trees up to 40" DBH off my woodlots every year to get 6 to 7 cords of winter firewood. Over the years I've been through a Husky 90 and a Stihl 066s with a pair of 028 Supers w/ 24" bars for limbing and light bucking. Right now I'm using an 044 that is on it's last legs and the 028s are both strong. I like the weight of the 044 and as I get older and I don't really want to drop a grand for a big heavy pro saw that I may only use for a few more years. I want something light and economical that will also drive a 24" bar.
Anything out there that would fill that order for half the bill? I'm thinking Husky 359 or 357xp or maybe a Shindaiwa 757. Any thoughts would be appreciated.