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Modern Marvel

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Pole saws are for lazy amateurs. Climb it or use a old fashion $50.00 manual pole saw. If you run over one with your truck, the basswood poles are cheap.
I can climb and Spike and take your smart comment someplace else nobody wants to hear it the customer wants that done with a pole saw and he's the one that's paying for it and if you were to try to climb it you have a nasty fall when you realize the branch are standing on his only two inches thick where you got to get to to make your cut
 
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1st consider the newer battery husqvarna 536li PT5 pole saw 5 metre of reach similar if not less weight or the Stihl HTA 85..
i used both and completely convinced battery pole saws are the go.. The 300mh battery will out last your days work and with no engine maintenance fuel carby clutch starter cord etc etc or noise and fumes so less fatigue.... oh and no EPA motor noise restrictions means work early morning.. go test one all who have reckon wow same if not more power/torque no pole shaft hassles less weight more reach...


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My dealer has not made me aware of these but I'm looking at them online thanks for the info
 

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I can climb and Spike and take your smart comment someplace else nobody wants to hear it the customer wants that done with a pole saw and he's the one that's paying for it and if you were to try to climb it you have a nasty fall when you realize the branch are standing on his only two inches thick where you got to get to to make your cut
Take it easy. If you are going to make small cuts with a pole saw ( 2 inches where I am standing) it's going to make a raggedy ass cut. Manual pole saw will make a cleaner cut at that diameter.
 
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Pole saws are for lazy amateurs. Climb it or use a old fashion $50.00 manual pole saw. If you run over one with your truck, the basswood poles are cheap.
And if u would have read all the way
Take it easy. If you are going to make small cuts with a pole saw ( 2 inches where I am standing) it's going to make a raggedy ass cut. Manual pole saw will make a cleaner cut at that diameter.
Well I agree but how many times have us professionals informed the client of something but they want to do it the way they want to do it and if they're the one paying me for the job I have to do it that way
 
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Pole saws are for lazy amateurs. Climb it or use a old fashion $50.00 manual pole saw. If you run over one with your truck, the basswood poles are cheap.
Where I'm capping the tree at is impossible to support the weight of my ladder and me and you can't climb out to it anywhere close before the branch would Snap On You the only other way to do it is to get a lift but customer is not willing to pay for that. I've been needing one quite a few times in the past and continually for some reason end up needing one don't know what the change was recently whereas I never needed one before. This job will have paid for itself when it's finished
 
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this is typical work for HTA 85 battery stihl pole saw facing back roadside veg.. in the 1st month it paid for itself when a small storm blew tho and i had several public danger limb hangers that would need $$$ after hours crew & bucket or climber and was able to sort them safely & easy with out the cost.. The 536li PT5 husky i think a better tool as power head smaller neater & pole longer reach..

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Where I'm capping the tree at is impossible to support the weight of my ladder and me and you can't climb out to it anywhere close before the branch would Snap On You the only other way to do it is to get a lift but customer is not willing to pay for that. I've been needing one quite a few times in the past and continually for some reason end up needing one don't know what the change was recently whereas I never needed one before. This job will have paid for itself when it's finished
I understand. I'm just bustin' balls (sort of). Good luck.
 
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Well, 39 years in the biz for me next month,
25 years climbing, moved to management (2001, but still climbed for a couple years) and been an op's manager for over 16 years here,
now I have kids and will never enjoy retirement, I am almost 57 and still picking up my kids everyday from school,
So anyway with all that said, I just want to say that I have never used a pole saw and do not intend to.
Jeff :cool:
 
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Well, 39 years in the biz for me next month,
25 years climbing, moved to management (2001, but still climbed for a couple years) and been an op's manager for over 16 years here,
now I have kids and will never enjoy retirement, I am almost 57 and still picking up my kids everyday from school,
So anyway with all that said, I just want to say that I have never used a pole saw and do not intend to.
Jeff :cool:

we're about same vintage and career path Jeff. I'm 56 still can climb if choose too but spend most time at a desk yet on my 1st day the boss gave me a stick with a saw on the end of it,,, well our opposite planet parallel universes took differing directions.. :)
 
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Well, 39 years in the biz for me next month,
25 years climbing, moved to management (2001, but still climbed for a couple years) and been an op's manager for over 16 years here,
now I have kids and will never enjoy retirement, I am almost 57 and still picking up my kids everyday from school,
So anyway with all that said, I just want to say that I have never used a pole saw and do not intend to.
Jeff :cool:
Never used a pole saw? Or a power pole saw?
A power pole saw does have its uses but they are few and far between. I have an HT101 that sits 99.999999999% of the time in my shop unused. I really like it for storm damage to keep my distance but if it's not on the truck well….
 
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Never used a pole saw? Or a power pole saw?
A power pole saw does have its uses but they are few and far between. I have an HT101 that sits 99.999999999% of the time in my shop unused. I really like it for storm damage to keep my distance but if it's not on the truck well….
Power pole saw,,
Jeff
 
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Bumping this thread because I too hate thate saw and because I like the ferocity in here.

I will piss a lotta guys off first off by saying that in missouri climbing is nearly obsolete.

Yes I will climb anything I HAVE TO.
It is not cost effective unless its a last resort.

I been doing this long enough to walk through a yard with my fingertips and tell if I will dent it with a truck, (Plywood for those situations).

Beyond that its all about access.
In the case of access the new 85' spider lifts will fit through a 36" gate.

Regardless if pulling up a post and reinstalling costs an hour or two then so be it,if it saves more time and labor.

That just cobered 99% of jobs.

The rest are situations of absolutely zero access that are so specialized few will bid or bid within reason.

I will be ecstatic for the opportunity and have taken down the worst of the worst in my state.

I have a manual polesaw which is great and a powerhead 327pt5s which is crap.

A treeservice without a polesaw does not belong in my state for removal and especially trimming.

You idiots and your "Right way," (without a polesaw) wont touch my bids for removal most of the time.

You try trimming a flat 75' spread weeping willow without a polesaw of some sort.

I will laugh my ass off from a rented lift.

I have seen it all in my state and would not be in this game if I couldn't be one of the best. There is no tree here I cant confidently take down IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE METHOD.

You guys with all the right answsers scoffing tools that are a multimillion dollar market, (for commercial use)
need a serious humbling.
 
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I have the top Stihl and the best Echo pole chainsaw. The Echo goes out every day on my pickup. The Echo has more reach but the Stihl has more power, bigger bar but the power head is off center and wants to twist in your hand. Wouldn't consider any other makes. Great for clearing for the bucket or crane to come in, low limbing and starting a pruning job or takedown. Just another tool in the box. But beware, if you are cutting off a big limb and it lands on the tip and the but comes backwards it may very well come backwards, get on top of your pole chainsaw shaft, ride it to the ground where it will smash the piss out of it when they both land. If we need to tout our experience on this thread...I have more than anyone on the forum.
 
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I have the top Stihl and the best Echo pole chainsaw. The Echo goes out every day on my pickup. The Echo has more reach but the Stihl has more power, bigger bar but the power head is off center and wants to twist in your hand. Wouldn't consider any other makes. Great for clearing for the bucket or crane to come in, low limbing and starting a pruning job or takedown. Just another tool in the box. But beware, if you are cutting off a big limb and it lands on the tip and the but comes backwards it may very well come backwards, get on top of your pole chainsaw shaft, ride it to the ground where it will smash the piss out of it when they both land. If we need to tout our experience on this thread...I have more than anyone on the forum.
Is your echo a fixed of telescopic.
I heard a lotta good about the echo pole saws here.
 
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There are different models but I want the longest reach and the most power. Echo bought out the pioneer of the polechainsaws, Powerpruner. You can even buy an extension to go on the longest Echo, but difficult to transport. I have one, never used it. The only good ones telescope to get the most reach. I believe Echo gives a couple more feet. You can look up the specs of each.
 
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The Husky Pole Saws Suck!!

Your Friend's is in the shop for a reason.

We had to replace the shaft on one that was nearly new, & now we own a PPT-280 ECHO.

There is no Comparison: go buy the ECHO.
I 2nd the echo, I have a older ppt260 I think around 2006, some years I use the hell out of it, other years not so much but it has been one of my most rock solid tools I have ever owned, hasn't broken down once in all these years.
 
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