Best pole trimmer

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jay12, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. jay12

    jay12 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 270

    I have decided that I need to invest in a pole trimmer, any opinions on what brand is your favorite. We are prodiminately red max users but I am open to all options.
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  2. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    we like husqvarna
  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    Stihl or Echo. At shows or when shooting video or still photos I use both when demoing my product. The echo Power pruner has a more powerful engine and longer reach with extensions available for greater reach but that also go's hand in hand with heavier weight and more torque working against the operator. Fortunately with either product or any other brand for that matter my product can lift up to 100% of the implements weight so the operator remains in control and safely working.
    easy-lift guy
  4. chagh2.0

    chagh2.0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    I like my sthils but i am also a fan of the redmax
  5. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm a Stihl guy. Looking at getting the HT 131 in a few weeks.
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I own a stihl ht 131 - figured they make some of the best chainsaws, they most likely have the best pole pruner too and I have not been disappointed yet. As easy lift said , be prepared for a workout as they are heavy when used for long periods of time especially.
  7. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Like I said in my earlier post I'd like to get a Stihl HT 131 in a few weeks. Checked on them today at the dealership and he has a HT 101 in stock.

    He said he could get a HT 131 but the power difference wasn't that great and the 101 would do me just fine. Is the extra power worth getting? He wants to sell me the one he has in stock of course. I'm not in the tree business but I do some have enough jobs that I would like to have one. I can use it on our farm too.

    Thanks for any input.
  8. Belgium

    Belgium LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    Stihl km130. Best part of it is you can use the extension if you need greater reach. We also use the maruyame pole trimmer, very heavy duty but not such a good balance.
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  9. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    I bought a new stihl pole saw last fall, great investment paid for itself in 2 jobs. Looking forward to getting the hedge trimmer attachment soon for high hedges etc.
  10. coolbrze

    coolbrze LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 133

    We have a Stihl HT131 and it's top notch. If you're a landscape guy an HT101 will work just fine. Several of my peers have 101s but I like the 131 much better. Of course we have 2 full time tree crews. PPs are a PITA to use in a tree & don't get used above ground too often for that reason. They're great for sm. removals such as Pears when there's nothing to be roped or rigged...

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