We have personally cut trees that took 5-10 commercial log trucks to haul 1 tree and we've cut 1000s of trees this size, there just aren't many of us left to help you with choosing this kind of gear. Saw shops these days are willing to give you advise based on NO knowledge of the subject of actually cutting any trees for a living, they give advise based on what they heard from an attorney or read in a book, we have that personal experience of cutting giant trees.
Stihl used me as a field tester for both the 064 and 084 before they ever came to market; these 2 saws became the foundation of every saw Stihl makes today. We didn't just cut giant trees for a living we did it based on volume cut never by the hour, this isn't a government employee or day wagers point of view. This MS880 will cut many times better than what any saw shop would sell you. Make your gas mix a bit rich for the first tank of gas, let it blubber and don't fine tune anything until at least one tank of gas, don't expect performance the first tank give it time to break in and season the cylinder walls like a new cast iron fry pan.The same is true for every saw but more important on these expensive saws. Made in Germany modified in USA.
This saw has only been test run one tank of gas otherwise its new. We run a large arborist and timber business and Custom high performance saw shop, some saws i have listed may have zero hours.All our saws are guaranteed to be in perfect running condition. We are NOT a full service saw shop, we are a specialty high performance parts and supply ONLY. We do not supply most parts and we offer no repair services, all our saws and products should be considered race only and used at your own risk. Saws do NOT need more horse power they just need someone with the correct parts and knowledge to set them up correctly, a true hot saw is a saw that cuts faster NOT a saw with more horse power. Doing that is against U. Please see our other ads for: LINEMAN TREE CLIMBING POLE GAFFS, HOOKS, SPIKES, BELTS by BASHLIN, BUCKINGHAM, KLEIN, WEAVER and others. I also have several CMI pulleys and other climbing items. The item "PILTZ Stihl MS880 Customised CHAINSAW 72 inch bar and chain" is in sale since Saturday, January 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Outdoor Power Equipment\Chainsaws". The seller is "kevlargaffs" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.