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Husqvarna 455 Rancher 55.5cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw

  • Husqvarna 455 Rancher 55.5cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw
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The Husqvarna 455 Rancher 18 in. Chainsaw is an ideal saw for landowners and part-time users who require a high powered, heavy-duty and responsive workmate for all cutting conditions. It combines the best characteristics of its predecessor with new, facilitating technology and ergonomics.
  • The X-Torq engine delivers lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emission levels in accordance with the world's most stringent environmental regulations
  • The Smart Start engine and starter have been designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort
  • A carburetor air purge system removes air from the carburetor and fuel system for easy starting
  • Combined choke and stop control allows for easier starting and reduces the risk of engine flooding
  • Centrifugal air cleaning system removes larger dust and debris particles before reaching the air filter, reducing air filter cleanings and improved engine life
  • LowVib system designed to reduce vibration levels to the operator, helping to lessen fatigue
  • Side mounted chain tensioner provides easy access to make your adjustments
  • Adjustable oil pump allows you to control oil flow depending on the application and weather conditions
  • Inertia activated brake reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback
  • Forged three-piece crankshaft for maximum durability for the toughest applications
  • Quick-release air filter facilitates cleaning and replacement of the filter
  • Distinct marks provide for better felling precision
  • Front handle ergonomics provide a better grip, and a 7 degree offset handle reduces fatigue
  • 455 Rancher 55.5cc Gas 18 in. Rear Handle Chainsaw - 965030292


Series: Rancher
Bar Length: 18 in.
Chain Gauge: 0.050 in.
Chain Pitch: 3/8 in.
Engine Displacement: 55.5cc
Horsepower: 3.5
Starting System: Recoil



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398 Reviews
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The right bar for the right job
I have owned this saw for 5 years. The power head is very well built with lots of power as long as you maintain it. I live in Alabama and we have some very hard wood. I am originally from Washington state. I grew up on Stihl but I tried the Husky. I think the 20" bar and a 3/8" chain is a little ambitious for the type of hardwoods we have in the south. I believe it would be well suited for the Pacific Northwest. If you live in the South, get the 18" bar either 3/8 or .325 will work well for you.
Remember to keep up with your maintenance and it will last you a life time!
August 10, 2014
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Great saw
I purchased my 455 rancher back in 2008. I have tackled many trees with this saw. Never had a problem with it. It runs just as strong now as it did on day one. I run it almost everyday. The only thing I have done to it was upgrade the bar and chain to a 24in. It cuts like a champ. It has become a vital piece of equipment for me. I own a tree removal company and I have used every brand of saw. Husqvarna is the most dependable, in my opinion. It can take a beating and still maintain its performance. I have read some negative reviews on the 455 and I can't help but wonder how some people have problems with it. Never a problem with mine. Just maintain it right and it will last forever.
September 13, 2013
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Great saw
Saw has plenty of power. I have a stihl 290 farmboss with a 20" bar also and there's no comparison.I can cut 2 logs to 1 with the husky over the stihl. I've had this saw since 2006 still runs and starts great, better now then when it was New.
January 19, 2015
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455 Rancher is a beast!
I have other Husqvarna saws and this one tops them all. Plenty of power for the moderate user. Easy start up. Can use all day and not feel te effect do to the unique handle design.
May 16, 2015
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Best chainsaw I have ever owned
I don't make a living out of cutting wood yet I use it often. Never had an issue.
June 28, 2014
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This is overall the highest quality saw for the price I've owned I own Homelites McCullough Craftsman and Stihl and my Husqvarna is the one I take take every time I go out to cut wood because it's never been in the shop for anything in the 25 years I've had the Husky 55 thanks for your quality equipment and reliability
February 6, 2015
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Best out there awesome
my 455 Rancher Saw has good power for general all around use on a farm and cutting fire wood. Seems to be able to take on whatever tree we cut into with relative ease and smooth . Will definitely buy another when the need arises! HUSQVARNA is the best out there now guys I give this a 5 star
August 7, 2013
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Sweet Chainsaw
I have had this chainsaw for five years now and has not mist a beat. Love the weight, power and ease of use. I use it around the house for medium size pine trees. I plan on having this saw for a while.
August 22, 2014
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I have had 2 455 Ranchers and the same size comparable Stihl saws for over 5 years now. All 3 start by the 2nd or 3rd pull, Both seem to cut at the same speed or so close you can't really see a difference. I would highly recommend the 455 Rancher to anyone who is going out to buy a saw and wants professional performance.
December 12, 2014
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ease of handling
not being a large person my rancher 455 allows me to handle large trees easily before and after fallen working around the limbs is a breeze
August 14, 2013
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What mixture of oil and gasoline does it take
Bob on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 2-stroke gas-powered
Does it have spring in the housing part
t on Aug 2, 2015
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