Husqvarna 560XP Petrol Chainsaw

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    Simon Bowes, professional harvesting contractor, experienced chainsaw user and correspondent for the eminent Forestry Journal, is very keen on Husqvarna’s commercial grade 560XP rear handle chainsaw. In his review, he writes that the 560XP “has all the poise, power and features to make it the number one saw for serious cutters who spend all day relying on a top-of-the-range felling saw” and that it “tops the list of very good saws we have tested this year”. In fact, the only real grip Mr. Bowes has seems to be the colour scheme, but unless you’re violently allergic to the colour orange it would be a shame to overlook the manifold virtues of this exceptional saw purely on account of its hue.

    Let us consider the many impressive qualities of this outstanding machine in a little more detail. Power is supplied via a low-emission 59.8cc X-Torq® two-stroke petrol engine, which uses an improved combustion process to deliver increased torque and improved fuel efficiency compared to a standard two-stroke engine. With Husqvarna’s innovative RevBoostsystem also included to boost chain speed and acceleration, this means that the 560XP is capable of everything from efficient de-limbing to felling even fairly substantial trees. Even greater versatility is assured by the additional inclusion of a clever AutoTune system, which automatically adjusts the engine to suit the conditions in which you are working; i.e., according to the atmospheric temperature, humidity, altitude, fuel mix being used, etc.

    Supplied as standard with a 37.5cm (15”) bar and .325” pitch chain (but also available with 32.5cm/13” and 45cm/18” bars), the AutoTune system means you can rely on the 560XP to perform excellently regardless of the job at hand. An adjustable oil pump which regulates chain lubrication and a side-mounted chain tensioner further ensure consistently outstanding results, while the inclusion of an effective inertia-activated chain brake offers vital protection against dangerous kickback events. The slimmed-down, well-balanced design, ergonomic handles and clever LowVib® anti-vibration system, moreover, make this magnificent machine pleasingly easy to use even over extended periods of operation.

    A range of ergonomic features further contribute to the 560XP’s enviable user-friendliness, including the combined choke/stop control, a handy Smart Start® system and a transparent window in the 0.65 litre fuel tank which allows you to check the fuel level at a glance. The inclusion of a centrifugal air cleaning system, captive bar nuts, a quick-release air filter and a snap-lock cylinder cover, moreover, makes routine maintenance simple, while a three-piece forged crankshaft and a magnesium crankcase ensure superb durability and long term reliability. As such, even those who, like the aforementioned Mr. Bowes, truly can’t stand the colour orange will almost certainly appreciate the many years of outstanding service Husqvarna’s 560XP can provide (and if worse comes to worst you can always try re-painting it).

    *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: 59.8cc      
    Power source: Petrol/oil mixture    
    Bar length: 38cm      
    Chain:   .325"       
    Fuel tank:   0.65 litres      
    Oil tank:   0.33 litres      
    Oil pump:   Adjustable    
    Weight:   5.6kg      
    Warranty:   2-year       
    Weight 7 kg
    Bar Length


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    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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