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which chainsaw for basic trimming of palm trees

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by contourbs, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    trees will be cut from the ground only, which chainsaw.
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I have only used the telescoping Power Pruner, the 26 cc one, and can say, I wasn't too impessed with the power of it, then again I am used to 35-70 something cc chainsaws! It was a real labor saver, But I wonder if the stihl version is better.
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    just for limbing palms, the echo cs300 does fine. I upgraded to the 14 in blade and stihl chains. The OEM chains are crap. But the saw is great for stuff like that. Just clean here and keep her oiled.

    Runs about $200.
  4. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 421

    Stihl 018C is a good choice as well.
  5. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    I will just throw this one in How about a Redmax GTS 3100
  6. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    what are the price ranges of all of those
  7. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    I have done this with palms, and my saws were either the Husky pole pruner (326p5), the 335xpt, and the 346. just depending on what saw i had and how tall the palms were!
  8. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    The echo pole prunner is over 5 bills I believe..
  9. DALMlawn&landscaping

    DALMlawn&landscaping LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 186

    i've been taught that the usage of chainsaws are not recomended on any type of palm and that pole saws or handsaws should be used instead. but maybe the guy i work for just likes me to earn my 12.50 an hour. or maybe because he's one of like, 8 in the ISA in san antonio and that makes me believe what he tells me...

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