Husqvarna 550XPG II Petrol Chainsaw

  • Product Details

    Husqvarna’s various commercial grade forestry chainsaws are famously developed in consultation with professional foresters and tree surgeons, with each new generation of saws intended to address the needs of the hardworking men and women who spend their lives in the woods pruning, felling, chopping and otherwise cutting tough, gnarly trees back to size. However, the primary issue addressed by the 550XPG, an upgraded version of Husqvarna’s award winning 550XP, is that of chilly fingers, with heated front and rear handles working to ensure complete comfort even in cold, damp conditions.

    This might seem slightly unusual given the reputation of foresters, arborists and lumberjacks as a rugged bunch, but anyone who has had to work outside for extended periods in the dead of winter will tell you that anything which helps fend off the cold is more than welcome. This is also more than just an issue of comfort, as the numbing effect of the cold makes it harder to control a machine like this powerful rear handle chainsaw, while warm hands are also at less risk from hand-arm vibration syndrome. The 550XPG is therefore much safer to use when temperatures are low than a standard chainsaw, while Husqvarna’s brilliant RevBoostsystem further enhances performance by increasing the chain speed and acceleration.

    As such the 550XPG offers a variety of significant improvements over the 550XP, while still delivering the same outstanding power, manoeuvrability and professional quality results. The compact yet powerful 50.1cc X-Torq® two-stroke petrol engine, for example, provides reliably smooth running power along with considerably reduced particle emissions and improved fuel economy. This makes the 550XPG up to 20% more efficient and up to 75% cleaner running than a saw powered by a conventional two-stroke engine, while a transparent window in the 0.52 litre fuel tank means you can easily keep track of when refuelling is required. An enhanced Smart Start® system and a heated carburettor, moreover, mean that getting the 550XPG up and running is pleasingly hassle-free, even on cold mornings.

    Another thing which makes this saw a potentially life-changing acquisition for busy professionals is Husqvarna’s clever AutoTune system. This works by automatically adjusting the engine’s performance to suit the working conditions at hand, taking into account factors such as the fuel mix being used, the current atmospheric conditions and the altitude at which you are working, so no matter the job at hand you can rest assured of truly outstanding performance. Fitted as standard with a 37.5cm (15”) bar and .325” pitch chain (but also available with 32.5cm/13” and 45cm/18” bars), the 550XPG will therefore make light work of everything from pruning branches and cutting logs to felling large trees (with felling marks included on the casing to help ensure precision).

    There are all sorts of additional features on this magnificent machine we haven’t even come close to rhapsodising yet, such as the adjustable oil pump and side-mounted chain tensioner which further ensure consistently exceptional results, or the effective inertia-activated chain brake which provides vital protection against kickback. Likewise, we will have to pass over the innovative LowVib® anti-vibration system with merely a cursory mention, while the benefits of the various clever features included to reduce maintenance requirements (such as the centrifugal air cleaning system, captive bar nuts, a quick-release air filter and the snap-lock cylinder cover) will hopefully speak for themselves. It would be remiss, however, not to point out how brilliantly tough the 550XPG is, with high quality components such as a three-piece forged crankshaft and a magnesium crankcase ensuring superb durability and a longer service life. Husqvarna’s 550XPG is therefore a machine capable of becoming a steadfast companion for any professional forester, providing exceptional cutting power while keeping you safe, comfortable and (importantly) warm at all times.

    *Make sure you are using your chainsaw safely and read our free advice article when you have a spare moment.

  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications

    Engine/motor: 50.1cc      
    Power source: Petrol/oil mixture    
    Bar length: 38cm      
    Chain:   .325"       
    Fuel tank:   0.52 litres      
    Oil tank:   0.27 litres      
    Oil pump:   Automatic      
    Weight:   5.1kg      
    Warranty:   2-year       
    Weight 6 kg
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  • Brand
    About Husqvarna
    Believe it or not, Husqvarna did not start off by manufacturing any type of garden machinery at all. Instead they were established in 1689 as a weapons foundry supplying the Swedish Armed Forces. During the subsequent years, diverse and varied products have been produced, from sewing machines and cast iron kitchen equipment through to bicycles and motorbikes. It wasn't until 1959 that Husqvarna finally made its first chainsaws and engine-driven lawnmowers. The company's reputation for build quality and durability of product has never been in question. This is probably the reason for their line of professional petrol chainsaws being so popular with forestry workers across the globe.

    Husqvarna are not afraid to innovate either, introducing the robotic, solar powered Automower® in 1995 and continually looking to improve their existing products by listening to their customers. Jumping onto the grass recycling bandwagon, they also manufacture some of the best mulching lawnmowers available, incorporating Bioclip® technology into the vast majority of their petrol lawn mowers. Be left in no doubt, if you buy any product from the Husqvarna garden machinery stable, you will be buying into Swedish quality that is built to last.
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