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How often do you use a pole saw (power or otherwise)

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Prestige-Lawncare, May 7, 2007.

  1. Prestige-Lawncare

    Prestige-Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 753

    Just wondering ... how often do any of you guys use a pole saw, be it gas powered, electric or manual. I know I could use one around my own place from time to time ... but wondering how much some of you use them on the job.

    See ... I've got a Troy Built TB475SS trimmer (homeowner) that I got a couple years back that I never use. I came across it from a friend who bought it, and then got sick (before he passed away a couple of weeks ago) ... and though it sucks as a trimmer, they do make an attachment that is a pole saw.

    Granted it's not commercial like the rest of my stuff ... but if it is used very little, it may do me fine. I don't really plan on using it as a trimmer, though I do carry it in my trailer as a back up in case the STIHL breaks down on me.
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Echo Power Pruner, one of my favorite tools. I'd be lost with out it.
  3. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    So far, every hurricane season. That's one year so far. Thank God I had it!

    Stihl All The Way!!!
  4. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I currently just use a manual extendable pole saw. I just use it for pruning because i stay away from major tree work. Most of the time its just storm cleanups and i have a chain saw for that. I do have access to a power pole saw but at this point its not really worth the money to invest in a gas powered pole saw because i wouldn't use it very often.
  5. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    The trucks don't go out with out their individual Echo power pruner and Svandic pole/hand saws.
    I wouldn't know what to do without the Echo's.
  6. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Daily, Daily, daily!

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