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I finally got hold of a 2012 Norwegian catalog, and there are some slightly surpricing more or less new models listed:

- The 562xp/xpg is now listed in addition to the 560xp/xpg - maybe there is hope that the other way around will happen in the US?

- The T540xp is listed (as last year), but still no release date or other signs that it actually is availiable.

- The 570 is listed with AutoTune, so it apparently isn't a "dead" model (but should have been).

- The 460 Rancher II is listed (wasn't here before), but now with 64cc 3.0kW (vs. 2.7) and Autotune. The 455 Rancher II is also listed as AT.

- Totally new is the 465 Rancher II, also 64cc, but 3.2kw. Another AutoTune.

- Other totally new models are the 135 and 140 (recycled model number). They more or less look like the 435/440, but are listed with a little more weight and less power. My guess they are the ultimate el-cheapo POS models, and likely made in China???
 

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Awesome. I heard the Ranchers were getting autotune, but did not hear about a larger cc option. Hopefully they push the price points down a little. They moved the 450 down 20 bucks so they may be anticipating that - and it would help if the 455 matched the 290 in price. An autotune rancher? That may be worth playing with :)

I'm still waiting for the 550. October/November I've been told for around here. It's funny the 465 isn't on the site but if you search for it you can check out the owners manual ;)
 

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And with both 460/465 being listed as same cc's, I think we'll find another restrictor plate option :D
 

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I'd like to get my hands on a 460 Rancher, especially if it's AutoTune.


Though they're nothing compared to a 365xp/xt, I've run a 455 and they are rather decent saws for what they're made to do....
 

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There's all kinds of goodies coming boys. :wink:

Does the catelog from Norway list RPM's for the 550? I'm hearing they've been testing them @ 16,000, and they may come out of the box @ 15,000. Supposed to be an amazing saw. Target date for them here in the US is still Aug 1st. Product codes should be available for both the 550 and 545 by Jume 15th, so Tom and I can get some early orders in the system.

The down side is the word has already come down that the 346 is on borrowed time. The supply was predicted to be enough to get through the summer; but that's at normal sales rates. Lot's of dealers, such as yours truly, are loading up on them, so they will likely get gobbled up by mid-summer.

562XPG's are now avaiable here. I just got one in this week for J.Walker.
 
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I am very happy in my decision to not get a 346 and wait for a 550 :D I can't afford both so I'll wait for the noob!
 

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Awesome. I heard the Ranchers were getting autotune, but did not hear about a larger cc option. Hopefully they push the price points down a little. They moved the 450 down 20 bucks so they may be anticipating that - and it would help if the 455 matched the 290 in price. An autotune rancher? That may be worth playing with :)

I'm still waiting for the 550. October/November I've been told for around here. It's funny the 465 isn't on the site but if you search for it you can check out the owners manual ;)

The 550xp and 545 aren't really new here, so I didn't mention them. Neither is the 560xp and 555, but the 562xp is (here).

Regarding the 455 II and AutoTune, there is an inconsistency in the catalog, so I am not 100% sure, after looking closer - not with the 460 II and 465 II though. Also, I suspect you are right about the restrictor plate in the 460 II, but the rated power difference isn't very large this time.

An oddity is that there are no mention of the laminated racing bars that are on the website. My brother has bought some of them, and is very impressed by the quality and finish of the rails. Those are large mount bars, and availiable in .325 and 3/8".
 
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There's all kinds of goodies coming boys. :wink:

Does the catelog from Norway list RPM's for the 550? I'm hearing they've been testing them @ 16,000, and they may come out of the box @ 15,000. Supposed to be an amazing saw. Target date for them here in the US is still Aug 1st. Product codes should be available for both the 550 and 545 by Jume 15th, so Tom and I can get some early orders in the system.

The down side is the word has already come down that the 346 is on borrowed time. The supply was predicted to be enough to get through the summer; but that's at normal sales rates. Lot's of dealers, such as yours truly, are loading up on them, so they will likely get gobbled up by mid-summer.

562XPG's are now avaiable here. I just got one in this week for J.Walker.

The 550 is listed at 14K max on the website, but maybe the Revboost takes them higher initially - I'm not really sure.

I'm not surpriced that Jack wanted a 562xpg - very easy to predict, even if he hadn't mentioned it! :happybounce:
 

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It's not all about specs, it's how it feels when you squeeze that trigger :) I wasn't blown away by my 455 when I had it, but it cut well and was reliable. It didn't feel like the junk you call it. It's not the best saw money can buy but it sure does a good job! For the weight, something with 10 more cc's and AT, I bet it will cut damn good for joe schmoe homeowner! :D It just better be less than 5 bills ;)
 

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And why in the iskafrickenbibble do you own a 361????????
 

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And why in the iskafrickenbibble do you own a 361????????

Because it was the best 60cc class saw availiable in 2004 - remember that the Euro one is better than the US version, and basically acts like a Husky xp, and the AV and air filtration was better than other Stihl models at that time. Trigger responce is excellent on mine, unlike most Stihl saws. :burnout:
 

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Because it was the best 60cc class saw availiable in 2004 - remember that the Euro one is better than the US version, and basically acts like a Husky xp, and the AV and air filtration was better than other Stihl models at that time. Trigger responce is excellent on mine, unlike most Stihl saws. :burnout:

You know I'm just messin with ya :p
 

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Who cares, they are crap anyway, compared to the real thing! :D

They are really not as bad as you make them out to be. 65CC and auto-tune on the Rancher frame will make for an interesting saw. And the displacement to weight ratio would be more acceptable; even to your critically calibrated scale. (Admit it, I'm right. LOL) Certainly better than the 56CC on the current 455.
 

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4.4HP inthe hands of a consumer (because most consumers would buy a rancher over an xp) is an impressive amount of power. I hope a box store auto tune doesn't have to be set up a certain way because people will never get it right without dealer instruction!
 

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