Husqvarna - 55 Rancher


I have the above model of Chainsaw held at the local dealer while I wait for the shipment to come in. I (think) I am getting a good price on the saw ($399 CAD), when previously it was retail for $649.
I know that the 55 are being replaced with the 455 model, but from what I have heard around, the 55 was a good, reliable saw for the many years Husqvarna has manufactured it.
I am just looking for more opinions from those who have owned or own the saw.
Thanks in Advance.
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You have bought one of the top three brand names saws in the world. You have bought one of the strongest, toughest, best running models that Husky makes. $399 is a good price for that big saw.
I have a Husky 345 that I got for $237 new from Norwalk Power Equipment. They threw in shipping, and had a package deal on two extra chains. By the time I bought oil, file, sharpener, safety hat, etc, I spent more, but that is a kick ass saw. I anticipate owning it for a very long time, and that's the ultimate test.
So many chainsaws today are considered disposable, and they will wear out fast. The Husky will be around for a long time if you run the right gas and do the maintenance.
You done good.
Steve
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Although I don't have a 55, I do have a 41, also have a Husqvarna gas grass trimmer, and push lawn mower, all of which I have had for about 15 years or more. I would buy any Husqvarna product again, each one of these will start eveytime, the mower still has the original plug and oil, ( I know, should be changed yearly ) but when something starts consistently on first pull after sitting for 8 months it's hard to think about doing anything to it. Oh and by the way I have approx. 12,000 sq. ft. of lawn.

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