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Which would you get?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sym, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Sym

    Sym LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    I am in need of a pole saw/power pruner. here are my choices

    Stihl HT101 $600
    Stihl HT131 $650
    Echo PPT230 $540
    Echo PPT260 $570

    which would you get and why? do(have) you own(ed) one of the above?

    thanx for the input
  2. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    Either of the Stihl's will serve you well. I have an HT101 and it has great power and balance.
  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Echo's PPT-230 is one of the best power pruners out there, longer reach and plenty of power and ergonomically designed. www.alamia.com $499.00 w/free shipping and no tax.
  4. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    Have you thought of getting a Stihl Kombi system? Thats what I've got and the pole pruner on it works great. I also use it for extended reach hedge trimmers. The powerhead is about 300 and the pole saw is 200, and you can get an extension for about 70, so the price is right about the same as the ones you mentioned. Echo has the same setup also, but I'd recommend the Stihl
  5. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    I have the HT 131 and love it. Plenty of power, long reach. It's seen plenty of use in the 8 months I've owned it with no problems.

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