Opinion needed on the Echo PAS power pruner attachment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tsh1773, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. tsh1773

    tsh1773 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the PAS 239 Echo Pro attachment series and have had great success with the hedge trimmer and edger attachments. I have several crepe myrtles to prune and thought of buying the pruner attachment ($189). Just wanted to hear how well these work from users who have used this or similar products before I buy.
     
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    We have the pruner attachment for the PAS-260 and it performs quite nicely. We use it often, but it does have its limitations as far as heighth, overall i would highly recommend it.
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not sure how you use these on crape myrtles.....branches too big? Better go up to the 260 for that type of work. We already had a flex coupler failure on 260 and it was due to cutting big stuff.
     
  4. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    I use mine often as it's the only 'chain saw' I own. I use it to trim trees and I've used it to cut down and section trees up to 12 inches or so. Not that I use that attachment daily or as a normal chain saw would be used, but I do use it often and I cut down some overgrown shrubs yesterday. Great system... the P A S.
     
  5. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    i have one and thind its great, i only wish i got the articulating one.
     
  6. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,229

    we sell a TON of all the pas attatchments, except for the dethatcher. Never sold 1!!!

    Most guys buy the Pas260, with a trimmer, brush cutter, hedge trimmer, and the pruner.

    That way, they have 1 power head to maintain, and a backup trimmer if needed.

    The pruner uses the same gearcase the PPT260 uses, however, just remember that it is a PRUNER, not a CHAINSAW. Over or misuse can cause shaft failure. 5 or 6 years now, have had 0 failures on this attachment. Surprisingly, not even a cable failure. You think my customers listened to me?:confused:
     

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