Husqvarna 285CD Specifications

Husqvarna 285CD Specifications

Introducing the Husqvarna 285CD chainsaw, a true classic among chainsaws. Manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB in Huskvarna, Sweden, the 285CD was first introduced in 1977 and remained in production until it was discontinued.

With an impressive 85cc (5.2 cu. in.) engine displacement, aluminum chrome-plated bore cylinder, and piston ported intake method, this chainsaw was a powerful and reliable tool. The 285CD also featured an anti-vibration handlebar system, mechanical chain brake, and direct drive type, making it a favorite among forestry professionals and homeowners alike. Its die-cast magnesium construction and capacitor discharge magneto system improved its durability and longevity.

While the 285CD may no longer be in production, its legacy is a testament to the quality and performance that Husqvarna is known for.

Specifications Chart

Manufactured byHusqvarna Vapenfabriks AB, Huskvarna, Sweden
Year introduced1977
Year discontinuedN/A
Engine displacement85cc (5.2 cu. in.)
Cylinder bore52mm (2.05 in.)
Piston stroke40mm (1.57 in.)
Cylinder typeAluminum with chrome plated bore
Intake methodPiston ported
Weight9.7 kg with 50 cm bar & chain
Handlebar systemAnti-vibration
Chain brakeMechanical
Drive TypeDirect
ConstructionDie-cast magnesium
Magneto typeCapacitor discharge system
CarburetorTillotson HS-136B, C, D series
Major repair kitRK-23HS
Minor repair kitDG-5HS/T
Air filter systemNylon mesh cartridge
Starter typeHusqvarna automatic rewind
Oil pumpAutomatic, adjustable
Ignition timingMark on the stator should align with the mark on the crankcase
Breaker point settingNone
Flywheel/coil air gap0.3 mm (0.012 in.)
Spark plug typeBosch WS7F or Champion CJ7Y
Spark plug gap0.5mm (0.020 in.)
Crankshaft main bearingsBall
Fuel tank capacity800 ml
Fuel oil ratio40:1
Recommended fuel octaneRegular
Mix oil specificationTwo-stroke chain saw mix oil
Chain pitch3/8 in.
Bar mount pattern17 link
Shortest guide bar supplied40cm (16 in.)
Longest guide bar supplied91cm (36 in.)
Color schemeHusqvarna orange enamel
Service manualYes
Illustrated parts listYes
Husqvarna 285CD chainsaw Specs

The Husqvarna 285CD chainsaw, manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB in Huskvarna, Sweden, was introduced in 1977 and has since been discontinued. With an impressive 85cc engine displacement and aluminum construction with a chrome plated bore, this chainsaw boasted durability and strength. Its anti-vibration handlebar system and mechanical chain brake provided user safety and comfort during operation.


The automatic, adjustable oil pump and recommended 40:1 fuel oil ratio ensured smooth performance. The chainsaw was capable of accommodating guide bars ranging from 16 inches to 36 inches, and its Husqvarna orange enamel color scheme made it easily recognizable.

Although the chainsaw is no longer in production, its legacy lives on in the hearts of those who experienced its power and efficiency.

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