Tree Trimmer Pruner

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    I have a hedge trimmer, but i could really use a tree trimmer/pruner.

    I was looking at really cheapos, like the poulan pro for 125$ on ebay, but figured it would only last a few times.

    What do you guys use? Like? also which ones have a good weight balance to em, so when you have em over your head it isnt hard to balance it?

    Bassically, can i get a good one for around $300?

    im looking for one that has an arm of 12"
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    sorry for the double post, i accidently double clicked...

    also, i was thinking of getting a stihl or echo. thats what my dealer carrys. so any thing of a stihl or echo around 300 would be suburb. thanks again
     
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    also, im not sure if i should get the extended length hedge trimmer, or the pruner?

    what do you guys think?

    you can trim with the pruner right for high places???
     
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    im buying one or the other tommarow. please help me soon. thanks you!
     
  5. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    You want gas powered.......?

    Go with stihl, both in fixed and extended, get the one you need.

    Also husky makes one, both excellent products imo, and both around 500.
    Matt

    PS stihl has one that fits on a trimmer
     
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    yeah i will stick with the stihl or echo. im going to go tommarow and see what they have to offer, i think i might get the pruner first, but im not sure i might get both tommarow.


    and NO SPLIT SHAFTS. i HATE em
     
  7. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why don't you like the ss's
     
  8. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    because after a while the shaft inside can strip and you have to replace it.

    I like having one tool for each job. i had split shafts last year and HATED THEM!!!!!!! never again....

    Thats why split Shafts are so much cheaper.... My split shaft stuff last year cost me around 400 for the trimmer and edger...

    this year my stihl stuff, NON split shaft, the fs 110, the fc 110 and blower cost me around $1200.

    i just HATE the split shafts, i will NEVER buy any split shaft. right tool for the right job, i like having them individually.

    plus the SS's are unprofessional IMO
     
  9. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The shaft inside I was told is a life time gaurantee
     
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    yeah they are if it isnt a split shaft or curved shaft...


    all straight shafts have a lifetime gaurantee
     

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