trail clearing technique and tools

   / trail clearing technique and tools
  • Thread Starter
#441  
OP
ArlyA

ArlyA

Super Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
5,365
Location
Houghton MI (the Lake Superior snow belt) USA
Tractor
Polaris Boss 6x6 with pods (tracks) Center actuating lawn mower by Husky
These pics might give you an idea of the crap ^%%[email protected] weeds that need to be cut down. Plenty of trees mixed in as well. In the bottom of the photos, you can see I've already knocked some weeds down. All this steel laying around is tough on string and your saws chain. :(
P1070419.jpg
P1070377.jpg
 
Last edited:
   / trail clearing technique and tools
  • Thread Starter
#442  
OP
ArlyA

ArlyA

Super Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
5,365
Location
Houghton MI (the Lake Superior snow belt) USA
Tractor
Polaris Boss 6x6 with pods (tracks) Center actuating lawn mower by Husky
Was out clearing a parking lot and just a tad of trail late yesterday. The fellow who owns the land had read through this thread and was thoroughly impressed with what .155 string heads could take down. He is considering the Stihl Kombi setup so I had him operating that while I used a Echo. He's now getting the kombi. Sorry but no photos were taken.

I'm still clearing the old weld shop yard and will likely be doing that for another month while using both my baby Makita pruning saws. Of course I have power there to keep its batteries up. At this point, I'll be keeping them both. I LOVE them!
 
Last edited:
   / trail clearing technique and tools #443  

airbiscuit

Elite Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2004
Messages
4,648
Location
NW Wisconsin
Tractor
New Holland T2310, Kubota L3010 GST, New Holland TC21DA, Farmall H *** Previously - 1941 John Deere B, Shibaura SD1500, John Deere 850, Bobcat 642, New Holland 1925
Any difference on the duty cycle of the second saw?
 
   / trail clearing technique and tools #445  

airbiscuit

Elite Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2004
Messages
4,648
Location
NW Wisconsin
Tractor
New Holland T2310, Kubota L3010 GST, New Holland TC21DA, Farmall H *** Previously - 1941 John Deere B, Shibaura SD1500, John Deere 850, Bobcat 642, New Holland 1925
Are you learning to finesse it so it stalls less often?
 
   / trail clearing technique and tools
  • Thread Starter
#446  
OP
ArlyA

ArlyA

Super Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
5,365
Location
Houghton MI (the Lake Superior snow belt) USA
Tractor
Polaris Boss 6x6 with pods (tracks) Center actuating lawn mower by Husky
Are you learning to finesse it so it stalls less often?
Well yes. These battery saws just don't have the raw power I'm used to but we must note, these pruning saws are quite light and small so we they are nice to use one handed and go into into brush-piles to cut something.. If you have a charging power and spare batteries, I'd now recommend them.
 
Last edited:
   / trail clearing technique and tools #447  

RobertEH

Member
Joined
May 16, 2022
Messages
26
Location
Idaho Panhandle
Tractor
LS MT235HE
Thanks for posting the review of the Makita mini. I have been toying with getting something like that for small jobs.

Instead I found a great deal on a used Stihl Pole saw and got that for now - a mini like the Makita will be next at some point.
 
   / trail clearing technique and tools
  • Thread Starter
#448  
OP
ArlyA

ArlyA

Super Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
5,365
Location
Houghton MI (the Lake Superior snow belt) USA
Tractor
Polaris Boss 6x6 with pods (tracks) Center actuating lawn mower by Husky
Thanks for posting the review of the Makita mini. I have been toying with getting something like that for small jobs.

Instead I found a great deal on a used Stihl Pole saw and got that for now - a mini like the Makita will be next at some point
Which used Stihl pole saw did you get?
 
   / trail clearing technique and tools
  • Thread Starter
#449  
OP
ArlyA

ArlyA

Super Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
5,365
Location
Houghton MI (the Lake Superior snow belt) USA
Tractor
Polaris Boss 6x6 with pods (tracks) Center actuating lawn mower by Husky
I've got lots of oil, chians and batteries ran through these saws now and do like them. Should I do a review of them here? Where ever I do it, I should be able to post it tonight. Let me know your thoughts.

Hasn't anyone else been working on there trails?
 
   / trail clearing technique and tools #450  

RobertEH

Member
Joined
May 16, 2022
Messages
26
Location
Idaho Panhandle
Tractor
LS MT235HE
Thanks for posting the review of the Makita mini. I have been toying with getting something like that for small jobs.

Instead I found a great deal on a used Stihl Pole saw and got that for now - a mini like the Makita will be next at some point.

Which used Stihl pole saw did you get?
HT 56 C EZ Not the highest end, but good enough for what I will use it for. and for ~$265 the price was good. (hardly used at all - lady who bought it was unable to use it due to shoulder issues)
 
 
Top