Husqvarna 550xp Review, Specification & Price 2022

The initial generation of Husqvarna the 550 XP saw was developed for professionals in tree care and knowledgeable landowners.

The saw is slim in design and comes with features that make it easy to operate. The X-Torq engine technology gives you greater power when you require it.

There’s a new generation – The 500 XP Mark II, which solved a few of the issues of the first generation.

Husqvarna 550 XP

Husqvarna 550 XP Review

It’s easy to start. Yes, the Husqvarna 555 XP will start in 2 to 3 pulls once you have pumped the primer. You can also restart the engine if it needs to shut down.

The Pros

  • AutoTune Feature. You can forget about manually setting fuel, altitude, humidity, temperature, and clogged filters. AutoTune automatically adjusts ignition to optimize power and performance.
  • Air Injection Motor Protection. Husqvarna’s patented Air Injection(r), which keeps dirt and debris away from the engine, is one of our favorite features. Only pre-filtered air flows through the filter into the engine to help ensure long engine life.
  • Fuel Efficient. X-Torq(r) allows you to spend less on fuel for this chainsaw. With its efficient fuel consumption, you’ll save money in the long term. This makes it one of the most cost-effective chainsaws. The Husqvarna 550 XP also has a visible fuel level and an easy flip-up fuel cap that can be used to monitor fuel consumption and refuel efficiently.
  • Environmentally friendly. The Husqvarna 550 XP is environmentally friendly no matter where you live.
  • Superior Limbing Performance. The RevBoost(TM), whether you’re a mill worker, a landscaper, or a homeowner with experience, allows for rapid acceleration and a higher chain speed.

The Cons

It can be more difficult to replace the sprockets and install the chain on this saw because of its design than on Stihl’s 261 C–M.

Husqvarna 550xp Features

550 XP 550 XP G 550 XP Mark II 550 XP G Mark II 550 XP TrioBrake
AutoTune
X-Torq
Flip-up tank cap
Heated handles
RevBoost
Air Injection
Slimmed-down design
LowVib
TrioBrake
Adjustable oil pump
Quick-release air filter
Excellent cooling capacity for a longer engine life
Combined choke/stop control
Magnesium crankcase
Three-piece crankshaft
Side-mounted chain tensioner
Snap-lock cylinder cover
Smart Start
Retained bar nuts
Felling marks
Visible fuel level
Inertia-activated chain brake
Heated carburetor
Air Purge
Retained started screws

Husqvarna 550xp Specification

550 XP 550 XP G 550 XP Mark II 550 XP G Mark II 550 XP TrioBrake
Engine
Cylinder displacement 50.1 cm³ 50.1 cm³ 50.1 cm³ 50.1 cm³ 50.1 cm³
Cylinder displacement 3.06 in³ 3.06 in³ 3.06 in³ 3.06 in³ 3.06 in³
Power output 3.75 hp
2.8 kW
3.75 hp
2.8 kW
3.75 hp
2.8 kW
3.75 hp
2.8 kW
3.75 hp
2.8 kW
Maximum power speed 10 200 RPM 10 200 RPM 10 200 RPM 10 200 RPM 10 200 RPM
Fuel tank volume 1.1 US pint
0.52 liters
1.1 US pint
0.52 liters
1.12 US pint
0.53 liters
1.12 US pint
0.53 liters
1.1 US pint
0.52 liters
Fuel consumption 446 g/kWh 446 g/kWh 432 g/kWh 432 g/kWh 446 g/kWh
Idling speed 2 800 RPM 2 800 RPM 2 800 RPM 2 800 RPM 2 800 RPM
Spark plug NGK CMR6H NGK CMR6H NGK CMR6H NGK CMR6H NGK CMR6H
Electrode gap 0.02” 0.02” 0.02” 0.02” 0.02”
Torque (max) 2.8 Nm 2.8 Nm 3.15 Nm 3.15 Nm 2.8 Nm
Dimensions
Weight (without cutting equipment) 10.8 lbs
4.9 kg
11.24 lbs
5.1 kg
11.7 lbs
5.3 kg
12.1 lbs
5.5 kg
11.02 lbs
5 kg
Size (Length x Width x Height) 18.2 x 8.9 x 11”
46.2 x 22.6 x 27.9 cm
18.2 x 8.9 x 11”
46.2 x 22.6 x 27.9 cm
17.3 x 8.7 x 11”
43.9 x 22.1 x 27.9 cm
17.3 x 8.7 x 11”
43.9 x 22.1 x 27.9 cm
18.2 x 8.9 x 11”
46.2 x 22.6 x 27.9 cm
Equipment
Recommended bar length (min) 13” (33 cm) 13” (33 cm) 13” (33 cm) 13” (33 cm) 13” (33 cm)
Recommended bar length (max) 20” (51 cm) 20” (51 cm) 20” (51 cm) 20” (51 cm) 20” (51 cm)
Lubricant
Oil tank volume 0.57 US pint
0.27 liters
0.57 US pint
0.27 liters
0.68 US pint
0.32 liters
0.68 US pint
0.32 liters
0.57 US pint
0.27 liters
Oil pump type Automatic Automatic Adjustable flow, no flow at idle Adjustable flow, no flow at idle Adjustable flow, no flow at idle
Oil pump capacity (min) 5 ml/min 5 ml/min 5 ml/min
Oil pump capacity (max) 12 ml/min 12 ml/min 12 ml/min
Sound and noise
Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA) 116 dB(A) 116 dB(A) 117 dB(A) 117 dB(A) 116 dB(A)
Sound power level, measured 114 dB(A) 114 dB(A) 115 dB(A) 115 dB(A) 114 dB(A)
Sound pressure level at operators ear 106 dB(A) 106 dB(A) 107 dB(A) 107 dB(A) 106 dB(A)
Vibration
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle 3.8 m/s² 3.8 m/s² 3.3 m/s² 3.3 m/s² 3.8 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle 3.7 m/s² 3.7 m/s² 4.9 m/s² 4.9 m/s² 3.7 m/s²
Warranty
Warranty (homeowner) 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years
Warranty (commercial) 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year

WHAT’S NEW WITH THE NEW HUSQVARNA 550 XP?

It is the Husqvarna 550XP Mark II has been designed to be used for felling, limbing, and the bucking process.

It comes with a 50cc motor capable of producing 4 horsepower this is an improvement over the previous models of this saw.

It weighs 11.7 pounds which are slightly larger than Mark I. Mark I, but it includes some improvements to compensate for the little amount of weight increase.

To begin, Husqvarna has improved its X-Torq engine. It lowers the amount of fuel used by the tool and boosts its emissions rating in general.

It is also possible to say goodbye to adjusting your carburetor goodbye since the 550XP comes with an upgraded AutoTune feature that auto-adjusts the engine’s settings to provide maximum performance in all conditions.

In addition, when it comes to the latest, improved features Mark II features an improved cooling system that boosts the cooling of the engine up to 13 percent over the previous version.

Husqvarna has even put this saw with a smaller body.

Similar to the previous version that saw was made, this also comes with the LowVib vibration technology that keeps the jiggling off your fingers.

Bar nuts with a retention feature and starter screws are included to stop your valuable components from being lost when you are out and about.

Husqvarna 550xp weight

Husqvarna 550xp weight is 11.7 lbs

Conclusion

I’m not able to recommend the initial generation Husqvarna’s 550 XP in your opinion. There are a lot of complaints about the durability and reliability of the.

There are issues with the start-up process in humid conditions and with carburetors that are not working.

The more recent model 550 XP Mark II seems to be an improvement in this regard and isn’t plagued by the same issues.

Husqvarna 550xp FAQ

Is a Husqvarna 550xp a pro saw?

Husqvarna’s second generation 550XP(r chainsaw is available for demanding felling, limbing, and bucking operations.

The 50cc class saw has the most power. This durable saw is designed for professional forestry and tree-care crews. It has increased power and a slimmer design.

Is the Husqvarna 550xp a good saw?

The Husqvarna 50cc Chainsaw is a durable and powerful 50cc model with excellent performance and cutting ability.

This chainsaw is versatile enough to be used for many tree-related tasks, including limbing and felling.

Husqvarna’s 550xp has been improved and is now easier to operate. It also features a slimmer design that makes it more comfortable to use.