Pole Saw Questions

Discussion in 'Tree Service Equipment' started by Thunderhead, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Thunderhead

    Thunderhead LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    Hello, anybody know what is a good pole saw? I'm looking to buy one but don't wanna break the bank. It won't be used too terribly much. But I don't want one that's not gonna hold up either.
    My local dealer sells RedMax and Tanaka but they are expensive. Especially the RedMax. I don't know anything about Tanaka but my RedMax hand held blower has been awesome for 5 years and still going strong as ever.

    Are the Poulan Pro pole saws any good? What about Echo?
    I'm just not sure. Thanks
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  2. ROS_Grounds

    ROS_Grounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    We use everything Echo... will be adding a pole saw this year.
    We have found Echo warranty to be unreal... one of my guys (in a moment of brilliance, got a pull string from the hoodie he was wearing in the fly wheel of our brand new hedge trimmer shredding a couple parts to nothing and they repaired it no charge within 36hrs)
    Warranty aside, they only use commercial grade engines and they seem to last and are a great price.
     
  3. properlandscaping

    properlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Husqvarna 128LDX 28cc 10-Inch Detachable Pole Saw is a good 'occasional' use saw. I have about 20 hours on mine and it runs just fine. Not as much power as an echo or RedMax but half the price. I bought mine new off of Amazon for $249 (free shipping to my door). Started on second pull right out of the box
     
  4. Tree2Tree

    Tree2Tree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    Unless you have a lot of cutting to do, i'd buy a high quality non power pole saw over a 10" pole saw any day. if you insist on a power pole, i'd look into a multi tool/ kombi system so you can use it for a trimmmer ect.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    I have a Sthil 131 pole saw best pole saw out there
    We had a twister come thru and the pole saw paid for its self in one day
     
  6. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    I have one a non power pole saw after getting the 131 saw the non power just sits
     
  7. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    Stihl 131 or a kombi system with a saw attachment.
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,708

    Do not buy the poulan pos!!!
     
  9. Tree2Tree

    Tree2Tree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    We are opposite our power sits, if its more then the few cuts that you can comfortable do with the silky, the tree is getting climbed. For landscapers & use the power does have its place
     
  10. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 752

    Echo PPT-265 or PPT-280. Bada$$ saws, will get work DONE!

    Once you get a power saw, you will NEVER go back to a hand pole saw.
     

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