Husqvarna 460 Rancher Review [All-Round Chainsaw] 

husqvarna 460 rancher review

Landowners always look for a suitable chainsaw that is simple, robust as well as extremely reliable. To meet their desired demand, Husqvarna introduced the first ‘Rancher Saw’ which took the total focus of the customers, and the Rancher series became the first choice of the landowners. 

Husqvarna 460 Rancher is the latest edition of Rancher series with all-round performance facility takes it to the top of customers’ mind who are looking for a chainsaw with them.

In this article, you will find complete Husqvarna 460 rancher review which will tell you everything you need to know before buying this chainsaw.

A Brief Summary of Husqvarna 460 Rancher

460 Rancher is not only a chainsaw for a single specific task but an all-rounder in the chainsaw family. Almost all your desired facilities are present in this saw. You don’t need different types of chainsaws for different types of tasks. Your all kinds of woodworks will be done with the help of a single 460 Rancher.

From light works to heavy-duty performance, Husqvarna 460 Rancher performs super-fast, and your chainsaw operation job will become a pleasureful game once you start using it. Its super-fast speed chain speed, reliable performance, and other added user-friendly features make hard jobs to beautiful art work.

The 460 rancher has many available bars size ranges 14-24 inches. Desired bar sizes can be installed in a very easy way. Bar size 14-18 inch is for light wood works like cutting firewood and for a heavy-duty operation like cutting large trees, 24-inch bar size delivers the preferred output.

Husqvarna 460 Rancher is driven with a 60.3 cc X-Torq® engine. The engine delivers high torque and a very high RPM range. Heavy-duty operations can be performed with the strength of the engine in a quick time. 

Very ergonomically designed body of the saw can be behandled very easily to use the maximum power of the engine with full comfort. Bar less tool weighs only 13.4 lbs. The less weight the saw, the more the power it delivers! Well-balancing handles with soft grip give the operators full comfort during use. 

Husqvarna 460 Rancher 20 in. 60.3cc Gas Chainsaw

Product Specification of Husqvarna 460 Rancher 

Engine Cylinder displacement  60.3 cm3
Cylinder Bore  47 mm
Torque, Max  3.4Nm
Engine Rotation Speed 9000 rpm
Idle Chain Speed 2700rpm
Tool Dimensions  38×12×12 inch
Standard Bar length (inch)  15-24 inch
Weight (excl. cutting equipment) 13.4 lbs
Product Size (L×W×H) 16.9×8.8×11.8 inch 
Fuel tank Capacity 0.93 US Pint
Fuel Consumption    437g/kWh
Oil Pump Capacity 17 ml/min (max.)
Oil Tank Capacity  0.68 US Pint
Usable Cutting Length 14-23 inch
Pitch  3/8 inch
Vibration Level (front handle) 3.8m/s2
Vibration Level (rare handle) 6.9m/s2 
Sound and Noise 104 dB(A) [to the operator’s ear]

Why Husqvarna 460 Rancher Is the Best?

» Very powerful output according to the size

» Very fast chain rotation with strong torque

» Very low fuel consumption

» Very easy start/stop facility

» Less vibration and low noise

» Tool-less chain tension

» Auto chain lubrication

» Quick-release air filter and easy cleaning

Key Features of Husqvarna 460 Rancher

Husqvarna 460 leads the chainsaw market with strong built-in features. The features make the saw different from its competitors and became the first choice of the chainsaw hunters. Rancher 460 is such an exclusive product that other brand users switch their focus to it and make their woodworks an art. There are many users who like to have the Rancher though they are having another brand product using. 

Many rich-full features make 460 Rancher the best chainsaw in the market. Few of them are furnished below for your kind perusal:

X-Torq Engine

Husqvarna 460 rancher

Husqvarna 460 Rancher is driven with X-Torq gasoline engine, which is a world-famous gasoline engine for the chainsaw. X-Torq engine maintains the world’s most stringent environmental regulations by reducing exhaust emission levels in accordance with them.

The 60.3 cc engine generates ultimate power with strong torque. Almost 4 hp power engine runs with 9000 rmp top speed and delivers a maximum 2700 rpm idling rotation. This speed is enough to down a small tree with its single cut at a glance.

From light woodwork to the heavy-duty cutting job can be possible with the strength of the engine. For day-long cutting purposes, the engine delivers steady performance without a long break. 

Air Injection

Husqvarna 460 Rancher designed with Centrifugal Air leaning System. This feature keeps the engine safe by removing dust and debris particles before they reach the engine air filter. You need not clean the air filter again and again for a long time. The engine life thus extends long with this engine safety feature, and maintenance cost becomes less as a result.

LowVib®

Using a chainsaw for a long time makes you exhausted due to its vibration. The vibration level becomes higher in heavy-duty chainsaws. Husquvarna 460 Rancher keeps you away from the hassle with its LowVib® feature.

The feature reduces the vibration generates by the engine rotation with its built-in anti-vibration tools. You will not be exhausted with long use of the saw. The tool itself adsorbs the vibration of the saw and gives you full comfort in your cutting job.

Adjustable Oil Pump

The engine pumps oil Pump with a maximum capacity of 17 ml/min to keep the engine rotation smooth. This oil pump can be controlled according to the weather condition and job nature. The feature thus helps to perform steady operation in an easy manner.

Quick Release Air Filter

The cleaning of the air filter of conventional chainsaws repeatedly needs several times during its operation to keep the engine runs properly. 460 Rancher facilitates you to do it less than other brands with its in-built air injection facility. Also, to clean the air filter very easily, there is quick- release air filter feature. Releasing the air filter quickly and re-install a clean filter is just a matter of a few seconds. The whole process will not be a burden for your smooth operation.  

Side-mounted Chain Tensioner

generally tensioning the chain of the saw is not an easy task. Additional tools and time needed to do the job and it becomes more though in case of a heavy-duty chainsaw. The 460 Rancher relief you from this hassle with a tool-free chain tensioner. The side-mounted knob rotation makes the task a matter of seconds. The operation needs not a long break in operation to do this hard job.

Smart Start®

Husqvarna 460 rancher

This feature is a new invention for chainsaw operation. The 460 Rancher featured this new technology for an easy start with minimum effort. With the pull start throttle, half or quarter pull starts the engine of the chainsaw in a very easy way.

Inertia Activated Chain Brake

This is a strong safety feature to reduce kickback and accidental injury. By the feature, the chainsaw can be stopping instantly both the engine and chain at a time.

Air Purge

This in-built feature removes air from the carburettor and the fuel system to keep activated quick start all the time. This way, the engine does not need to pull the start throttle more than once to start if it is not used for a long time.

Front Handle Ergonomics

The front handle is wrapped with better-gripped materials and 70 offset handle reduces exhaustion of the operator. The comfort helps to operate the chainsaw a long time.

Other Additions

The three-piece crankshaft system of the chainsaw allows maximum durability for the toughest jobs adds value to the operator. The transparent filling mark of the oil tank helps to know the oil level quickly. Not to mention specifically, but all the features make Husqvarna 460 Rancher leader of the chainsaw family. The 460 Rancher is made almost human error-free!!

Addition info About Warranty

Husqvarna 460 rancher ensures two kinds of warranty to the customer. Let’s see both the types below:

Warranty coverage

» For any emission-related part defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Husqvarna Forest & Garden for a period of 2 years.

» Commercial warranty for 90 days.

Inside The Package
» Husqvarna 460 Rancher Gas Chainsaw, 24 Inch bar and chain, bar cover and User Manual

» Husqvarna 100000107 Powerbox Chainsaw Carrying Case for 455 Rancher, 460, 372XP and 575XP (additional charge applicable)

» Husqvarna Chainsaw Chain 20″.050 Gauge 3/8 Pitch Low Kickback Low-Vibration (additional charge applicable)

Pros
  • » Low sound
  • » Less vibration
  • » Easy-start/stop
  • » Quick chain brake
  • » Quick air cleaning
  • » Toll less chain tension
  • » Strong chain rotation
  • » Strong engine rotation
  • » Well balanced handling
  • » Light-weight according to strength
Cons
  • » Not ideal for the novice user
  • » Not ideal for light operation

Brief History of Rancher Chainsaw Revolution

Husqvarna 460 rancher review

Husqvarna is a Swedish outdoor products manufacturer including chainsaw, trimmers, cultivators, garden tractor, sewing machine, and brush cutters. The Headquarters of Husqvarna is in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Besides their regular productions, The Husqvarna Group also produces cutting equipment, diamond tools for stones industries, consumer watering products, and constructions. 

Husqvarna was very popular in producing sewing machines and started producing kitchen equipment in cast iron later. They made their brand value with the production of bicycles and motorcycles. Every outdoor item they produced took the market lead with quality and strength. Chainsaw added in their production house when they found forestry becoming increasingly important. In 1959 their first chainsaw came to the market.

From that time to till now, Husqvarna chainsaw leading the market with quality and adding cutting edge technology. An expert team always engaged in gradual development chainsaws of Husqvarna, considering customer demand, environment, and job nature. For more than 60 years, Husqvarna leading chainsaw industry with different attractive features matches different types of job nature.

Addition of ‘Rancher Saw’ in the production house, Husqvarna took the total focus of landowners who needed simple, robust and extremely reliable chainsaws for their operation. Many of Rancher series now leading the chainsaw industry will full customer satisfaction. 

FAQs

Ans: There is no difference between the rancher and general chainsaw. ‘Rancher’ is just a series production of Husqvarna with more strength and strong features. The series became so popular that landowners started finding rancher chainsaw instead of Husqvarna chainsaw. The series added vales to their woodworks. This happened due to the increased strength of Rancher series, durability, and comfort in use. For light too heavy-duty operations could be done with easy use of rancher series chainsaws made the difference bar with the general chainsaws.

Ans: The 460 Rancher has some safety features along with its many user-friendly features. Following are few safety features of 460 Rancher-

LowVib®: 460 Rancher produces very low vibration during its operation and keeps the operator exhaust-free.

Low Kickback: The 460 Rancher is engineered with the kickback protection feature, which reduces accidental injury.

Inertia Chain Brake: By the use of the feature, the powerful 460 Rancher can be stopped instantly, thus helps the users in emergency cases.

Ans: To take the best performance from 460 Rancher, the chainsaw has to check daily, weekly and monthly basis.

The daily basis check-ups are

» Clean the outside of the chainsaw.

» Check the throttle

» Check the chain brake and clean it

» Always use bar cover after the end of the operation.

» Check oil circulation on the bar and chain.

» Check the chain tension.

Weekly basis check-ups

» Check the cooling system

» Check the starter working properly

» Check the anti-vibration system working properly.

» Clean the carburetor compartment properly.

» Release the air filter and clean it properly.

» Lubricate the bearings.

Monthly basis check-ups

» Check the brake system

» Clean the carburetor outside

» Check the total fuel system

» Empty the fuel tank and clean inside

» Empty the oil tank and clean inside.

» Keep the chainsaw on a flat floor in a clean and flat surface horizontally. Use carpet or thick cloth under it. Check the emission daily. Give a demo before the operation starts.

Ans: Most kickback is minor, but strong kickback can cause serious damage and injury. Proper handling of the chainsaw helps to reduce kickback. To do this, there are few tips below:

» Hold the chainsaw very firmly and don’t the chainsaw to go due to the kickback

» Place the running saw very slowly to on the cutting object.

» Use well-gripped handle or use extra grip wrapping on the handle to hold smoothly.

» Some chainsaws are designed with inertia chain brake to reduce accidents due to kickbacks.

» Don’t lose your focus from the cutting spot during operation.

Ans: A chainsaw operator should wear-

» A hard Helmet

» Hearing protection

» Plastic goggles 

» Saw protection gloves

» Saw protection trousers well fit with body size

» Non-slip, steel toe-cap boots

Few tips for smart chainsaw operation

  1. About 28000 people get injured due to accidental causes of a chainsaw. So always be safe during the chainsaw operation.
  2. Take a first-aid box with you along with the outfit for the operation
  3. Major accidental cases happen due to kickback.
  4. Before starting tree cutting operation, make a clear escape way.
  5. Clear the standing surrounding area for wood cutting purposes.
  6. Give a demo before starting the operation.
  7. Always Keep a supporting hand with you.
  8. Keep the keen focus on the cutting object during operation.
  9. Don’t gossip with the accompany during operation.
  10. Start cutting after the chain rotation reach top speed.
  11. Don’t allow kids around the operation area.
  12. Keep an expert or experienced person with you if you are new in operation
  13. Stop the chainsaw just after the end of the operation.
  14. Always use bar cover in the dormant chainsaw.
  15. Carry the chainsaw with the front handle and keep the bar face back to you.

Final Verdict

Husqvarna 460 Rancher brings value to the wood cutting purpose, took it to a benchmark position. Your tough wood cutting job will be your enjoyment with its use. Almost all the latest technologies featured in the machine to bring out the maximum output from it.

We wish our Husqvarna 460 Rancher review on the chainsaw will guide you to take the decision to purchase it if you are looking for a chainsaw with you. We always recommend safety during chainsaw operation, whatever the manufacturer ensures safety less or more. You are the best safeguard of yourself. Be safe, and enjoy your cutting.

None of our speeches, wishes or actions encourage deforestation. We strongly recommend our chainsaw reviews for cutting farmed, unplanned, dead, burden, fallen trees to cut. Make and keep the earth green.