Need some advice on which brand pole pruner i should buy.

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jakewells, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. jakewells

    jakewells LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    First i have to say i have a lot of shaggy trees on my property and im looking into a gas model instead of electric because i do other yards for my family.
    There is only 4 cents between these two models that doesn't concern me but a fixed length model would be useless to me so telescoping it is.

    Stihl HT-101----599.95 31.4 cc 16.3 lbs
    Echo PPT-266---599.99 25.4 cc 17.4 lbs the loop handle looks comfy.

    i know the echo is 2 stroke and the stihl is a 4 mix and i have heard good things about them.But i can't make up my mind.
  2. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Jcl4slc

    Jcl4slc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I would go with the Stihl. If it's out of your price range you can get a stihl kombi and attach a pollen pole saw on it.
  4. jakewells

    jakewells LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    meh not going with the husky for the simple fact me and the husky dealer don't get along.
  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    I've got the the longest reach Echo and love it. Thing is a beast, smooth and plenty of power.
  6. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,979

    I have a Stihl and it gets more run time than I ever thought it would. It also leaks from the chain oiler so there is a puddle in the shop floor. Overall a very profitable tool and worth the money. I can't say that its better than the Echo as I'm all Stihl because of dealer relations.
  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    I don't really think you can make a wrong choice on this one.

    I agree with knox. We have one on each trailer now and use them a lot more than we thought we would.

    Mine have been getting a lot of work trimming oak tree branches that are encroaching on roofs.
  8. jakewells

    jakewells LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    thanks for the advice guys i believe im going with the stihl because of the friendship i have with the dealer there and i don't want to drive out of my way for the echo.

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