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    Some guy on YouTube used several extensions.

    The powerhead and attachments have held up to a lot of use over the years. Brush cutter, string trimmer, pole saw, blower. I bought the 130(r?), biggest powerhead. Thinking of getting the power broom attachment. My shoulder's wack.

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    I've heard nothing but good things about the broom!

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    They aren't cheap, but nothing good is.

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    Buy the Echo, don't look back . I have 2 now.
    Best warranty and the parts for fixing the pole, motor etc are cheap. 2nd motor on my first one after years.
    Seriously.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    All of this is true. I have an Echo too. Has lasted me a long time. Runs just about as good as when bought and Ive had for 2yrs. They have their place... got to have a really steady hand if pruning but for removals they can be indispensable.

    On the other hand my old boss when I got into the trade had nothing but Stihl poles and they ran great, but when something went wrong they were out for a bit.

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    @Sean
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    Thanks.... will check out the Stihl Kombi system.

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    Thanks for the info on Echo ... I think I'm leaning toward this.
    I got an Echo CS310 chainsaw a few years ago --- my small engines guy sells them and he talked me into it.
    At first I thought it was cheap and I didn't like it haha because it wasn't a Stihl.
    But I have come to like it a lot (for cutting smaller stuff) ... largely because it is so light... and it does seem to run really well... even if it is all plastic
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    Like real 2 strokes and the PPT 260 was great. Better get a echo PPT 280 as they are phasing them out to the new model that seems to be replacing the 266 too.

    Bought me a 280 PAS this spring
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    Thanks Cut4fun
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    I have a Stihl HT101 good tough standard pole pruner...I did have the 130 too but I found it way too heavy. For me the slightly extra bit of power was offset by the weight. And that goes for using it from the ground AND out of a lift.
    The 101 is plenty of polesaw for the work and not too heavy.

    However...I am seriously looking at the Husky electric polesaw. The fixed length one, just enough extra reach for that laaasst cut that is just too far away, no having to pull start it inside the confines of a lift, and LIGHT.
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    I have the Stihl HT101, I put a 12" bar on it for bigger branches....its has run flawless for 10 years and made me a lot of $$ (and sore shoulders lol)
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