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  1. rocco490

    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    looking to eventually get a pole saw what models do you guys recommend?
     
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    AlfA01 Powered by Olive Oil and FETA Cheese..

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    IMO the Makita pole saws are awesome. I like my Stihl 131R Kombi 4-Mix.

    To be honest, I chose it because it was the only one with the optional olive picker attachment.

    I needed the olive picker so it was a no brainer for me.

    One big decision is whether you want multiple attachments, telescoping or fixed.
     
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    rocco490 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I know I don't want multiple attachments not sure on telescoping vs fixed length either could work I think was thinking a ht131 originally but the new 133 I heard is not holding up as well
     
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    GCJenks204 ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    For dedicated pole saw, hearing lots of good stuff about the Echo’s.

    Olive picker attachment? We may need to see that in action, not something they have here.
     
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    AlfA01 Powered by Olive Oil and FETA Cheese..

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    This is the one I have. Will be using it plenty next month. I'll get some video of it in action.

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    We’ve had a stihl 133 for about a year and it’s been good so far...totally reliable to this point.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    +1 Another vote for the echo products here
     
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    SOS Ridgerider Man of many names

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    I have an older Echo, and although old and beat up, it always starts and works like a champ. I bought mine used, but if I was looking for a new one I’d probably look at Echo again. Can’t say I have any complaints.
     
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    Put an echo pole saw next to a stihl pole saw and the comparison is pathetic. Stihl ht’s are flimsy and weak. Shafts are fragile and expensive. Get an echo.
     
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    Echo is the best and both priced pretty close to the same, echo is a bit more expensive around here don’t k ow about elsewhere. I say this as I am getting ready to pick up a used ht101 hah hah hah. Can’t afford new right now and no echos used for sale around here... plenty in Dallas but I don’t want to drive that far.
     
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    I was told that Stihl was going back to a lot of features the 131 had and getting rid of the 133 as soon as stock was sold out. I recently inquired about a 131 that was shown on a local dealers website and was told that after they tried to get a hold of one for me.
     
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    echo is what i was set on getting, but now I have a dedicated Maruyama dealer close so I may look closely at their pole saws if and when I bite the bullet and buy. from previous research, I have found nothing that came close or compared to the echo, but Maruyama wasn't on the radar when I was looking before.
     
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    We use echo,they seem to last forever :campeon:
     
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    I have the echo PPT-226. I got it used and it still keeps on going. I even got it stuck under a branch and bent it. Put a new shaft an tube on it and still a great unit. If they put that new x type 2620 engine on a polesaw I'll buy that if this one ever dies. I have that engine on a brush cutter and it is the most powerful 26cc engine I've ever used.

    Haven't used a Stihl and don't like the Husqvarnas build quality on their pole saws.

    I'd get the echo with no regrets!

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    Where is Bob? @Spike60 did you look at the Echo pole saws as well as the top handles?
     
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    I have a 131 and a 133..the 133 leaves some to be desired.
     
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    I have the new powerhead on mine. It has really good power i think. Lightweight bar oil is a must if its cold, clutch just slips unless you give it a little boost. Once warm though its a screamer for sure. I need a new string trimmer and ill be getting the echo with this powerhead without a doubt.
     
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    I have a Stihl HT101 and it has been reliable and effective. I actually use my Marvin manual pole saw/pruner much more frequently. Unless you have LOTS of overhead work to do I think a good manual saw is the way to go for a number of reasons. Cost, portability and reach being some of them
     
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    No; haven't thought about the pole saws yet. Thinking a couple trimmers and couple blowers. The big "look" will actually take place a week from tomorrow when I'm down there for the Exmark meeting.
     
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