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Old 11-09-2012, 07:26 PM
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Best pole pruner

What's the best pole pruner I was looking at the stihl ht101 or ht131 my dealer carries stihl maryma and shindawia in your opinion what's the best one gonna be trimming some water oak trees
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:30 PM
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The Stihl 131 is sweet. The company I used to work for had one that we used all them time. It had plenty of power and wasnt too akward to use. Shindy does make a pole saw but its not telescopic and Im not really familiar with the other brand so I would get the stihl.

If you need the reach, the echo ones do go a bit further with the extension option. They just dont have as much power and seem to be a bit more awkward. Im not a fan of their loop trigger handle. To me it was uncomfortable.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:32 PM
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What's the best pole pruner I was looking at the stihl ht101 or ht131 my dealer carries stihl maryma and shindawia in your opinion what's the best one gonna be trimming some water oak trees
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I bought a Echo 260 but that was in 06, the dealer told me the boom section was way better than a Stihl and it was noticeably better built even to the eye and has been great. No problems but it see's limited use. I have seen several Stihls with bent poles.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:32 PM
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My workhorse pole saw is an echo ppt260. I have a typo in my signature.....anyway. I've run that thing in emergency jobs for a few years. Hurricanes, nor' easters, blizards, derechos, tornadoeS, micro bursts......hell, i think it might run in a nuclear apocolypse.....i call it "the roach".

Its easy to operate well balanced and if the original adjustmant collar goes down you can make you own repair with nuts and bolts.

Biggest thing with polesaws.....proper cuts........cut away from branch collar......reLief cut to drop it then flush the nub.....i see a lot of guys try to take a 12-14 branch top to bottom and get the saw Hung up and jammed....then they damage the saw and damage the tree....

Yes polesaws keep you from climbing.....but are no sub for a proper pruning cut.......a proper prune can be done with a pole saw i have just noticed a lot of workers are lazy with em........go echo!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:46 PM
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Have the Stihl HT 131 and it does everything I need it to do. Can't go wrong.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:56 PM
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Who hires a 14 year old to trim trees?

And echo ppt260...
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:19 AM
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Who hires a 14 year old to trim trees?

And echo ppt260...
Is this comment directed at me?

I really hope not.....
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Echo PPT 280
3 echo pb 770t
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:31 AM
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Who hires a 14 year old to trim trees?

And echo ppt260...
A.) i am not 14
B.) i am giving valid input on a unit i worked hard in all weather on top of normal duty.
C.) that comment came off like a ummmm uhhhhh......jerk? Yeah ill go with that.....

please elaborate on your 14 year old idea..........and educate me on why my echo ppt 260 is a problem.......

Perhaps i have the unit number wrong? Or are you just that much of a one sided ass?
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Exmark Z 56" triton W/ ultra vac
4 echo Pas 266 with 2 of everything
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Echo 330t 12" 341t 12", 400 18", 440 16", 550 20", 6000 36". Husky unknown frankenstein 32" that could chip the terminator!
Echo PPT 280
3 echo pb 770t
2 echo pb 755t
4 echo hc 165
2 echo hc 185
And...... 1 1980s snapper hi vac i found in a trash heap that only needed a spark plug.....still running strong with a little duct tape and silly putty!
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:50 AM
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Ok ok ok.......a little foot in mouth here......i'll own up to it.......im 30 but look 20.....i take my local buddy's and lco's ball busting and chuckle with em.....i hear it all day everyday......i also work in the public safety field full time and hear it from those guys to.......i thought someone put kkane97 up to it........,not the case....i overreacted and it out of character for me.......sorry, i think all of us in new england are a little stressed.......i call it the sandy/athena threesome gone wrong..........anyway.........if you cant laugh at youself.......you cant laugh others......until i looked at the op's stats i ddnt realize he stated he was 14. So sorry kkane97......i could have deleted my reply, but thought someone may have seen it so i'll eat my words a bit

Ohh the echo polesaw.......still kicks ass

No 14 year old should be trimming/pruning trees........
And i am pretty sure a 14 year old can not carry a lic. Or insurance.........or own a business or legally bill.......or sign contracts
Hiring a 14 year old is illegal and irresponsible.....i appreciate entreprenurship and a willingness to work but step off and let thereal guys do this.
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Exmark Z 60"
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4 echo Pas 266 with 2 of everything
3 echo srm 230 whackers
Echo 330t 12" 341t 12", 400 18", 440 16", 550 20", 6000 36". Husky unknown frankenstein 32" that could chip the terminator!
Echo PPT 280
3 echo pb 770t
2 echo pb 755t
4 echo hc 165
2 echo hc 185
And...... 1 1980s snapper hi vac i found in a trash heap that only needed a spark plug.....still running strong with a little duct tape and silly putty!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:44 AM
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He was talking about I'm. 14 yea I am i look atleast 16-17 but that doesent matter my DAD who OWNS the company will be doing the trimming not me
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