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My friend cut four large oak trees in my yard. He's good at cutting so I let him drop the trees. I did all the cutting up and clean up. I spent the day cutting and hauling wood until my chain decided to start cutting to the right and binding up the saw. A friend of mine is going to show me how to fix that problem. I'm running my husky model 61 that I bought new 30 years ago. I'm looking at those new husky auto-tune models as one of those would sure be nice for going through the big oak.

Anyways here is a few pics of my custom 18HP twin helping me out around the site.


 

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I bought a husky 562xp a few years back, best saw I have ever owned! Runs a twenty inch bar in hardwood and cuts like butter. The auto tune is nice and has not given me any problems. We cut 8 to 10 cords a year and this saw has been invaluable I definitely recommend it. Good luck.
Thank you Eric that is good to know. I've been doing some reading on it over the past few months.
 

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Thanks to all. And to answer your question I don't run Lowes and walmart chains. My bars and chains come from saw shops. Thanks for all the replies sorry this post turned into a saw troubleshoot instead of my 1856 thread.
 

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Thanks for the videos!

At first I thought, where's the 1886, then I remembered your engine swap! :thumbs: Cool stuff.
Yah, that one is a lot of fun to use and is a really smooth engine. Next week I'm going to try and get my 853 out for some wood hauling.
 
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I'll bet! A Bolens "hot rod."

Did you run the tractor much with the original engine? I'm sure there's quite a difference in pulling power with the twin.
Actually that tractor started out as an H14 with an engine that smoked. The way these rear ends are geared I don't find any difference in pulling other than it takes more to make this engine bog down under load. I just like that it is smooth and sounds really neat. If you are interested the original post on everything that I did to build this tractor is here (on another site...if that's ok to reference here, I like both sites but don't want to get in trouble here, if not admins feel free to remove that link....)

http://www.mytractorforum.com/18-bolens-forum/241569-1456-become-1856-a.html
 
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