picking a new extendable pole saw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by moloss, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. moloss

    moloss LawnSite Member
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    If y'all were picking a new extendable pole saw which would you get and why? I've looked at the Echo (real nice but $600) and have heard good things about the Stihl but have not seen one myself......any and all suggestions are needed.....Thanks.
     
  2. BOSCHERT LAWN CARE

    BOSCHERT LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    stihl ht-101 is very nice and if more power is needed look at the 131, but for a quality pole saw they are all in that price range
     
  3. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 367

    Stihl HT131, lot's of power and torue. Most powerful out there.
     
  4. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    stihl by far can't beat them
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Echo ppt260
     
  6. WREBELMACHINE

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How about an efco pxt2500 fully insulated and has theonly articualting cutting bar in the industry
     
  7. brudot

    brudot LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 57

    I have a shindawia (which is fixed length) and like it. One thing that you may want to consider is weight. Unless your a lot younger and stronger than I am (which wouldn't be difficult) you will find that the extendable poles are a bear to use because of the weight.
     
  8. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have the Shindaiwa multi tool and the extended chain saw works great.
     
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    Echo's are heavy but they are built solid and you can extend them as far as you need to for cutting branches. IMO they are the best pole saws on the market. I have used other brands but none are built as solid as the Echo.
     
  10. WREBELMACHINE

    WREBELMACHINE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Have you run the Efco?
     

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