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  1. Wood Chopper

    Wood Chopper Pinnacle OPE Member

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    My main 660 that I use has closer to 20


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    I'd say I'm around the same amount but not sure. The last tank I ran thru it was in a wild storm with very heavy rains and hail. It did good.
     
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    With all the talk of the wrist pin bearings going bad makes me wonder if there was or were bad batches or just situational. Either way the more I use it the more I start thinking about it so that’s reason enough to change them out I guess.


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    Yeah the FT bearings are like a buck or something. When you think about the size of the bearing, even though there is little rotation the fact that it sees the full compressive load as well as the full tension load any time it misfires its no wonder you need a quality bearing to keep the pins from getting squashed.
     
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    87A33693-50FB-45BD-B6BE-55EBC93D56CE.jpeg 5F0630DA-6E8B-4DC5-82F7-C54F4514D5B7.jpeg 09A4A87F-70C7-4A07-B64B-B8EEC00349B1.jpeg I’ve had mine for about a year and it’s seen some hard cutting, probably over 30 tanks. I took the cylinder off and seen the big end rod journal was blued.... I think I dodged a bullet.
    Now can anyone suggest a replacement crank??? Are they new style??
     
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    Are we sure that any of these china cranks are not blued from the factory like lots of oem 660s are?
     
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    I was going to say, was there any indication of an impending bearing failure? Play, etc?
     
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    I don’t remember any bluing on assembly. The rod was stuck on the clutch side of the journel almost agents the crank weight. I used a screw driver to see if I could move it...I could and I could see a line in the cage by the end of the bearings. I could not feel any movement in the rod in or out and side to side was a little sticky feeling. ( it didn’t want to slide smoothly from weight to weight.
     
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    Where are you guys ordering your saw kits these days. Last time I was geared to to order one hutzl was around 30-60 days out on delivery.


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    Sounds like it was fubarred from the beginning with that extra friction in there.
     
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    HL Supply, shipping is fast and a lot less.
     
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    Thanks Mike. I’d forgotten about them.


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    Poor old me found this site and H&L only after ordering my stuff from FT.....would have loved to ordered the MMWS update....
     
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    Built and tested doing some pretty hard milling. Hasn’t missed a beat.

    Changed a few things to oem, mainly rubber parts. Have also used a Hyway big bore which I’m impressed no end with.

    Had to freehand split the oak as the churchyard would not allow me to set up for the day.

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    FWIW, I ordered a 361 kit from Huztl/FT that's due here mid-week next week, which would make it 20 days.
    Kit came thru Port of NY which seems like the long way around, maybe that's why shipping was $80.
     
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    HL Supply, shipping is much cheaper and faster.
     
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    When huztl has a sale it can be cheaper including shipping. The China post for little stuff is usually 14 days. Last time I put in a larger order that was shipped dhl got here in 3 days! I ordered on a Saturday and was on my doorstep on Tuesday. Ordered from hl supply that same saturday(an hour before) and didn’t get it until Friday.
     
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    The blue ms660 that I ported and put some oem goodies is still running strong and I'm going to be building a ms660 here after the holidays I've got a crankshaft coming because the one that came in the kit is not so good I cleaned it out the best I could but it still feels like gravel is being used for the mane rod bearing but no biggie this saw will be a little tamer than the last kit I put together and I'll be putting another ms440 witch will also be a little bit tamer to buuut they will still get a little bit of port work to them. Lol
     
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    Just curious what crank you replaced the gravely one with. I had to replace one in a year old Hutzl 660 that I caught by luck before it did any damage.
    My saw wasn’t babied and was used hard during its year of life. It was ported and very strong and ran nothing under a 32 bar.
     
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    With another farmertec one but next kit I build is getting a better one.
     
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