Husqvarna T540 XP Mark II Review

Choose one of the best small chainsaws in the world. The Husqvarna T540 XP Mark II is a high-end, top-handled chainsaw designed for professional customers, including arborists, landscapers, gardeners and utility contractors. If you need superior performance, innovative features and exceptional ergonomics, you’ve found the ideal saw.

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Flip-up tank cap

Easy to open and close when refueling.

Belt eye let

Connecting the saw to the climbing harness is quick and easy.

Chain tensioning from the side

Easier access to chain tensioning device compared to the front tensioning.

Individual grip size

To perfectly fit your hand, you can set the top handle grip size in three different options.

Chain brake window

Improved design allows for better visibility of the guide bar tip.

Visible fuel level

The fuel tank is transparent, so you can see how much fuel is left.


Adjustable oil pump

You can control oil flow based on application and weather conditions.

Quick-release air filter

Easily removable air filter, when you need to clean it or replace it.

Quick-release air filter cover

Retained bar nut

This function prevents losing the bar nuts.

Magnesium crankcase

Sturdily built crankcase withstands high RPMs and tough professional use. This ensures a long service life.

Air Injection

The centrifugal air cleaning system prevents larger dust and debris particles from reaching the air filter. In return, you get improved engine life and less maintenance cleaning the air filter. All Husqvarnas have this.


Inertia activated chain brake

In the case of kickback, the inertia mechanism will stop the chain from running. This significantly reduces the risk of injury.

Auto return stop switch

When you use the stop switch to kill the engine, it resets on the ON position, which enables the engine to start again. This is convenient because you won’t forget to set it to “run” mode before you start the engine.


The vibration dampening system called LowVib is present in all Husky chainsaws. Metal springs in the engine suspension reduce vibrations felt by the operator. This allows you to work longer without your hands getting exhausted and it also prevents developing medical conditions.


Smart Start

Engine and starter design to start the machine quickly with minimum effort.


Probably the best thing about newer Husqvarna saws. It reduces emissions by up to 75% and fuel consumption by up to 20%. You spend less on gas and breathe less fumes. It also makes the saw CARB compliant.


Gives optimal engine performance throughout automatic engine setting. No time spent on carburetor adjustments. It compensates for different fuels, altitude, humidity, temperature and clogged air filter.

Husqvarna T540 XP Mark II features

  • AutoTune
  • Adjustable oil pump
  • Individual grip size
  • Belt eye let
  • Quick-release air filter
  • Quick release air filver cover
  • Auto return stop switch
  • Air Injection
  • Retained bar nut
  • Inertia activated chain brake
  • Flip-up tank cap
  • Chain tensioning from the side
  • Magnesium crankcase
  • Chain brake window
  • Smart Start
  • LowVib
  • Visible fuel level
  • Easier cold starting

Husqvarna T540 XP Mark II Specs

Cylinder displacement37.7 cm³
Cylinder displacement2.3 cu.inch
Power output2.4 hp
Maximum power speed10 200 RPM
Fuel tank volume0.72 US pint
Fuel consumption464 g/kWh
Idling speed3 000 RPM
Spark plugNGK CMR6H
Electrode gap0.02”
Torque max1.83 Nm
Weight8.6 pounds
Size (Length x Weight x Height)11.2 x 8.8 x 9.7”
Recommended bar length (min)12” (30 cm)
Recommended bar length (max)16” (40 cm)
Oil tank volume0.42 US pint
Oil pump typeAdjustable flow
Oil pump capacity (min)3 ml/min
Oil pump capacity (max)9 ml/min
Sound(LWA) 116 dB(A)
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front handle3.5 m/s²
Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) rear handle4.2 m/s²
Warranty (homeowner)2 years
Warranty (commercial)1 year

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