A couple years ago I stopped at a dealer and picked up a few pole saws (is that what they're called? I just refer to them as a 'chainsaw on a stick') If I remember correctly, it was a Shindaiwa that I picked up. It didn't take long to realize that while I'd be able to lift it once or twice....to maneuver it at all for any length of time....would probably break me.
Are there any newer brands, or other brands that are significantly lighter? I've been hit in the head too many times while on the tractor and have quite a few limbs that are out of reach I'd like to remove.