Echo ppf-210 power pruner??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jds720, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    anybody use this?? Im in need of a power pruner and i found this one on sale at HD for $280. Im going to be using it mostly on palm trees. Let me know!
  2. kmann

    kmann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    I have one and it works good, but on taller Palms it's use is limited because if you are using a ladder you need a step Ladder. If you try and use an extension Ladder, it's hard to get the proper angle as you will be up against the Tree. But if you are trimming small Palms or Oak Trees, it works great.
  3. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    Make sure to make funerals arrangements before getting on that ladder with the pruner in your hands. :nono:
    Best way I found to trim palm trees is using the 15' pruner from Fiskars. The power pruner is way to hard to control and can do a lot of damage on near by limbs.
    Just so you know, I also have the Echo Power Pruner for my PAS-265 :rolleyes:
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    I would think the PPT 230 would be a better choice, it costs more but has more uses since it can extend another 5' so ladder work would be less. The total extended length is 134".
  5. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Cheaper is not always the best way to go!!!!
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    just get the ppt260 and stop worrying about it. yes it costs twice as much but will do 10 times the work and will pay for itself in just a couple of jobs.

    like mentioned above, pole pruners + ladders = trouble......

    I trim mad palm trees for myself and other lawn companies in my area....

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