Husqvarna 262 XP Specifications

Husqvarna 262 XP Specifications

The Husqvarna 262 XP chainsaw is a beloved and reliable tool that has been a favorite among loggers and homeowners alike since its introduction in 1981. Manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB, this chainsaw has a 61cc engine displacement with a 50mm cylinder bore and a 34mm piston stroke.

It features an anti-vibration handlebar system, a mechanical chain brake, and a direct drive type. The 262 XP is constructed with die-cast magnesium and injection-molded polymer, making it lightweight and durable. The chainsaw is equipped with an automatic rewind starter and a worm gear-driven oil pump. The maximum engine RPM is 8,500 under load and 12,500 free.

The Husqvarna 262 XP was discontinued in 2001, but its legacy lives on as a reliable and powerful chainsaw.

Specifications Chart

Manufactured byHusqvarna Vapenfabriks AB, Huskvarna, Sweden
Year introduced1990
Year discontinued1996
Engine displacement62 cc (3.8 cu. in.)
Cylinder bore48mm (1.88 in.)
Piston stroke34 mm (1.34 in.)
Cylinder typeAluminum with chrome plated bore
Intake methodPiston ported
The manufacturer advertised H.P.4.8 hp (3.5 kW)
Weight5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.), powerhead only
Handlebar systemAnti-vibration
Chain brakeInertia activated
Drive TypeDirect
ConstructionDie-cast magnesium, injection molded plastic
Magneto typeElectronic Electrolux ET
CarburetorWalbro HDA-87, 117, 120 series
Major repair kitK20-HDA
Minor repair kitD10-HDA
Air filter systemNylon mesh cartridge
Starter typeAutomatic rewind
Oil pumpAutomatic, worm gear driven
Maximum engine RPM13,500 max free after break-in, 9,600 under load.
Idle RPM2,700
Ignition timingFixed
Breaker point settingNone
Flywheel/coil air gap0.30 mm (0.012 in.)
Spark plug typeBosch WSR7F/WS7F, NGK BPMR7A, Champion RCJ7Y
Spark plug gap0.5 mm (0.020 in.)
Crankshaft main bearingsBall
Fuel tank capacity600 ml (20.3 fl. oz.)
Fuel oil ratio50:1
Recommended fuel octaneRegular grade
Mix oil specificationElectrolux-approved mix oil, Husqvarna mix oil
Chain pitch3/8 in.
Chain typeOregon 72 or 73
Bar mount pattern01 link
Shortest guide bar supplied33 cm (13 in.)
Longest guide bar supplied51 cm (20 in.)
Color schemeHusqvarna Orange
Illustrated parts listYes
Service manualYes
Husqvarna 262 XP chainsaw Specs

The Husqvarna 262 XP chainsaw was a high-performance saw that was manufactured from 1989 to 1999. It had a powerful engine with a displacement of 61 cc, and it was known for its durability and reliability. The 262 XP was designed for professional use, and it was popular among loggers and forestry workers. Despite being discontinued, the saw continues to have a strong following among enthusiasts and collectors who appreciate its rugged design and powerful performance.

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