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.
|Manufactured by||Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB, Huskvarna, Sweden|
|Engine displacement||85cc (5.2 cu. in.)|
|Cylinder bore||52mm (2.05 in.)|
|Piston stroke||40mm (1.57 in.)|
|Cylinder type||Aluminum with chrome plated bore|
|Intake method||Piston ported|
|Weight||9.7 kg with 50 cm bar & chain|
|Magneto type||Capacitor discharge system|
|Carburetor||Tillotson HS-136B, C, D series|
|Major repair kit||RK-23HS|
|Minor repair kit||DG-5HS/T|
|Air filter system||Nylon mesh cartridge|
|Starter type||Husqvarna automatic rewind|
|Oil pump||Automatic, adjustable|
|Ignition timing||Mark on the stator should align with the mark on the crankcase|
|Breaker point setting||None|
|Flywheel/coil air gap||0.3 mm (0.012 in.)|
|Spark plug type||Bosch WS7F or Champion CJ7Y|
|Spark plug gap||0.5mm (0.020 in.)|
|Crankshaft main bearings||Ball|
|Fuel tank capacity||800 ml|
|Fuel oil ratio||40:1|
|Recommended fuel octane||Regular|
|Mix oil specification||Two-stroke chain saw mix oil|
|Chain pitch||3/8 in.|
|Bar mount pattern||17 link|
|Shortest guide bar supplied||40cm (16 in.)|
|Longest guide bar supplied||91cm (36 in.)|
|Color scheme||Husqvarna orange enamel|
|Illustrated parts list||Yes|
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.