I am a very small business focused on mowing, mulching, hedge trimming and gutter cleaning.($14k gross) I offer light chainsaw work. Light meaning I will drop lower limbs up as high as I can reach on a 10 foot ladder, I also do another 20 hrs a yr pruning smaller trees to keep them small.I currently do this with a 12 ft manual pole pruner. Most people want this done to get more sun light to the grass etc. I don't claim to be an arborist and make sure to point that out. I would say I do 20 hrs and not 40 hrs a season of this work. I like good equipment and a professional look. what do you guys recommend? I was positive I wanted a very light top handle from stihl echo or husq. like a t 192. Im wondering if I am missing something with a silky or if I'd be better off and or safer with a pole saw extension for my echo pas 280. Thank you for your time. Please be nice and just give advice. I am not a pro but I do not need to be picked on as a hack.I look professional, work out of a nice 7x12 enclosed trailer, and care very much about doing quality work safely. I am a 50 yr old making a good living and this is a side business that I started with my 17 yr old son to teach him hard work is good and hard work with college is better. At the same time all of my eggs are not in the same basket.