Buy Used Saws CCC Ebay Store

weight of stihl 044/440

Discussion in 'Chainsaws' started by rocco490, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. rocco490

    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    1,950
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Location:
    southeast virginia
    I am wondering the weight of the stihl 044/440 bare powerhead. Anyone actually weighed one put one up on the scale???
    My thoughts are this probably is the lightest 70cc saw and may be near the weight of some of the 60cc class saws.

    update: so far it seems there around 14 lbs which is definetly heavier than the top 60cc class saws by a good bit. still its a light saw for the power once ported......
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
    MustangMike likes this.
  2. exSW

    exSW Going,going..Gone

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    4,483
    Likes Received:
    14,007
    Trophy Points:
    431
    Location:
    United States
    I think it may surprise you how much they weigh. They just handle nice with a twenty inch bar.
     
  3. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    12,989
    Likes Received:
    57,062
    Trophy Points:
    511
    Location:
    TN
    14 lbs give or take a few ounces either way.
     
  4. Cut4fun

    Cut4fun Redneck Chainsaw Repair

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    3,317
    Likes Received:
    11,362
    Trophy Points:
    378
    Location:
    Ohio
    Older 10mm or a newer one? ;)
     
    smokey7, Redbull661 and mdavlee like this.
  5. mdavlee

    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    12,989
    Likes Received:
    57,062
    Trophy Points:
    511
    Location:
    TN
    You have pictures saved of those somewhere I'm sure
     
    Redbull661 and Cut4fun like this.
  6. Cut4fun

    Cut4fun Redneck Chainsaw Repair

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    3,317
    Likes Received:
    11,362
    Trophy Points:
    378
    Location:
    Ohio
    You bet. :p

    Dont know if it was a 10 or not but a 044 and 440 etc.
     
    Redbull661 likes this.
  7. old guy

    old guy Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    1,928
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Becker Minnesota
    I took a 440 magnum with a 20" bar on trade last year, and while I no longer cut very much I would no longer even consider picking up my 360 or 361, the balance & power of the 440 makes the weight difference unoticable.
     
  8. junkman

    junkman Crush it

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,157
    Likes Received:
    15,957
    Trophy Points:
    446
    Location:
    pacific northwest
    This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
    smokey7 likes this.
  9. Carbine

    Carbine Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    382
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    Ohio
    Agreed. 044 just feels right. I have a 20 on mine as well (would like to try an 18 just because).
     
    smokey7 and Crzybowhntr like this.
  10. MustangMike

    MustangMike Mastermind Approved!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    22,589
    Trophy Points:
    513
    Location:
    Brewster, NY
    The weight changed a bit over the years, but some are a tad under 14 lbs, which is more than most 60 cc saws, but very light for a 70 cc saw. Performance with "do it yourself mods" (no porting) can be very good.

    I like them with the 20" E bars (a good deal lighter than the ES bar), and have a 28" ES light on one with 661 R spikes. Makes for an excellent light weight felling saw.

    The 460s are only about 3/4 lb heavier (a full pound fueled), but feel a lot heavier, especially if you have to limb with one. Ported 460s have more torque, and I like them for bucking.
     
    Crzybowhntr, T.Roller and rocco490 like this.
  11. bryanr2

    bryanr2 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    6,883
    Trophy Points:
    345
    Location:
    USA
    Im gonna guess 14.6 or 14.7. I have never put any saw on a scale. 5 days a week I carry two 8'' cinder blocks in each hand gripped together by the sidewalls, or 4 cap blocks on the shoulder and a 5th in the right hand, multiple times while setting barns, so all saws feel light. depending on the density of the concrete, blocks weigh 37lbs a piece give or take. ya just get used to it.
     
  12. maulhead

    maulhead Here For The Long Haul!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    10,147
    Trophy Points:
    378
    Location:
    Colorado
    Here is a few of my 044's and one ms440 on my scale.

    All are drained of gas & oil, no bar & chain, just PHO weight.


    10mm 044, 1/2 wrap handle saw,

    13.50

    DSCN5932.JPG


    10mm 044, 3/4 wrap handle saw, with west coast clutch cover, and dual felling spikes.

    14.55

    DSCN5933.JPG


    12mm 044, 1/2 wrap handle saw, with heated handles,

    13.85


    DSCN5939.JPG



    ms440, 1/2 wrap handle saw,

    14.20

    DSCN5940.JPG
     
  13. maulhead

    maulhead Here For The Long Haul!

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    10,147
    Trophy Points:
    378
    Location:
    Colorado
    One more,

    ms441 c-m, 1/2 wrap handle saw,

    15.45


    DSCN5942.JPG


    #chubby
     
  14. rocco490

    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    1,950
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Location:
    southeast virginia
    Thanks!
     
    Redbull661 and mdavlee like this.
  15. T.Roller

    T.Roller Mastermind Approved!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    15,349
    Likes Received:
    53,118
    Trophy Points:
    513
    Location:
    Southeast, TN
    Love the hashtag chubby lol
     
  16. rocco490

    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    1,950
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Location:
    southeast virginia
    Whats a 461 weigh in comparison?
     
    smokey7 and Redbull661 like this.
  17. sawmikaze

    sawmikaze Here For The Long Haul!

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    4,080
    Likes Received:
    19,396
    Trophy Points:
    477
    Location:
    steeltown
    Thank you steve.
     
    mdavlee and bryanr2 like this.
  18. bryanr2

    bryanr2 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    6,883
    Trophy Points:
    345
    Location:
    USA
    weight in modern saws is a non issue.
     
    Roadfxr, mdavlee and sawmikaze like this.
  19. rocco490

    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    1,950
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Location:
    southeast virginia
    Given the choice I would rather not work harder carrying a heavy saw around if I don't need to. I appreciate light nice handling saws that's why I don't own only a 3120.
     
    smokey7 likes this.
  20. sawmikaze

    sawmikaze Here For The Long Haul!

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2016
    Messages:
    4,080
    Likes Received:
    19,396
    Trophy Points:
    477
    Location:
    steeltown
    Not in the least..the only guys i could cut some slack are the ones workin some ugly terrain all day long that have a little age on them..its not even remotely an issue for a weekend warrior.
     
    smokey7, bryanr2, czar800 and 2 others like this.
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice