Husqvarna 55 Chainsaw Review

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Husqvarna 55 Chainsaw

The Husqvarna 55 Rancher chainsaw joined the product range in 1990. It was the latest in a line of models that began with the Husqvarna 50 in 1982. The 55 Rancher model was discontinued in 2005, to be succeeded by the Husqvarna 455 Rancher.

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Who is the Rancher 55 Suitable For?

This line of general purpose machines were manufactured specifically for the occasional user market. It was a successful strategy for Husqvarna and the “Rancher” became very popular with farmers and land owners in the United States.

Husky Rancher 55 Construction

The Husqvarna 55 chainsaw combines die cast magnesium and injection moulded plastic parts in the motor housing. This achieves a weight of 5.2kg, which is light enough for general property maintenance. The robust magnesium crankcase, and three piece crankshaft design may add to the weight, but they make the saw strong enough for the occasional tough jobs.

Husqvarna 55 Chainsaw Features

The engine output is a respectable 2.4kW, enough to tackle every day property maintenance work. Other great features include effective anti-vibration dampeners that reduce user fatigue; an easy-to-start engine; an inertia-activated chain brake for added protection; and a money-saving pump that stops bar and chain lubrication when the chain saw is idling.

Husqvarna 55 Availability and Spares

A search on Ebay will quickly tell you that this machine is in short supply. It’s a great saw and robust, maybe owners are hanging on to their saw and never selling? There’s an abundance of spare parts too. So owners can keep their favourite saw running for years to come.

Production of the Rancher 55 ceased in 2005. It’s no surprise that number in the used market is dwindling. If you do find one in good running order then it could be a great purchase at the right price. Otherwise you might do yourself a favour and buy a new saw with a warranty from a genuine Husqvarna dealer. There’s a choice of replacement models for the 55 depending on your exact needs. Take a look at the 450 Rancher, 455 Rancher or 460 Rancher, check prices on Ebay but be certain to buy from a factory authorized reseller.

Replacement Parts on Ebay

Husqvarna 55 Cylinder and Piston Kit
Cylinder and Piston Kit
Husqvarna 55 Replacement Muffler
Husqvarna 55 Replacement Air Filter
Air Filter
Husqvarna 55 Replacement Ignition Module
Ignition Module
NGK BPMR7A Spark Plug
NGK BPMR7A Spark Plug
Champion RCJ7Y Spark Plug
Champion RCJ7Y Spark Plug
Husqvarna 55 Replacement Carburetor
Husqvarna 55 Major Carburetor Kit
Major Carburetor Kit
Husqvarna 55 Minor Carburetor Kit
Minor Carburetor Kit

Husqvarna 55 Manuals

Husqvarna 55 Workshop Manual
Workshop Manual
Husqvarna 55 Operators Manual
Operators Manual

Husqvarna 55 Chainsaw Specifications

Model Name Husqvarna 55
Engine Typesingle-cylinder two-stroke
Engine Capacity53cc
Cylinder Bore46mm
Piston Stroke32mm
Ignition TypeFHP ET
Spark Plug TypeChampion RCJ 7Y (EBay)
Spark Plug Gap0.5mm
Carburetor TypeWalbro WT 170
Fuel Tank Capacity0.6 litre
Fuel Mixture50:1 with Husqvarna two-stroke engine oil (EBay)
Weight5.2 kg
Catalytic ConverterNo
Chain Lubrication TypeAutomatic oil pump
Oil Tank Capacity0.3 litre