What type of pruner do I need for tall trees.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kebrowns, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Posts: 555

    If he was to buy the split shaft Sthil with saw, hedge trimmer and extension; im sure he is looking at $700+. If he already has a saw, then all he has to spend is apprx. $300 to rent a lift for a day.

  2. jds912

    jds912 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    To be pruned properly, needs to be done by hand. I use a stihl p880 pole saw with a lopper head. I use a 20 ft. orchard ladder. Time consuming but correct. Charge accordingly.
  3. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,080

    Are you wanting to shear the tree or prune the tree? I did this one with a pole pruner & lopper head. A couple branches needed the saw, pain but it works. Needed more extensions than I had so ended up on a ladder to do the top.

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