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gnappi

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Long reach cut and hold pruner / harvester
« on: May 02, 2017, 05:30:17 PM »
For hobbyists this is a cool tool. It's 48" long and easily slices the branches of my peach tree (or cluster fruits like loquats) giving me over 10 feet of reach, more if you use a 6-7' ladder. It cuts the branch and HOLDS the branch so the fruit does not crash to the ground. At $25 shipped it only needs a drop of thread lock on the pivot screw to be a cool tool.

The more than $100 longer reach adjustable length trimmers may be better long term, but if this lasts a few seasons, I'm happy.

Search the Feebay for: Worth Garden Long Reach Pruner


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Re: Long reach cut and hold pruner / harvester
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 02:49:29 AM »
I've been looking at this lately too. It's around $20 on amazon. Free shipping over $35 or prime.

The $100+ extensible ones are probably better for long term, as you say.

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Re: Long reach cut and hold pruner / harvester
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 05:44:41 AM »
Benders showed me this pricey one.
http://frostproof.com/ars-4-to-7-foot-long-reach-telescoping-pruner-la-180zr203/
it is strong enough to hold large mango. I have no complaints

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Re: Long reach cut and hold pruner / harvester
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 06:44:01 AM »
Benders showed me this pricey one.
http://frostproof.com/ars-4-to-7-foot-long-reach-telescoping-pruner-la-180zr203/
it is strong enough to hold large mango. I have no complaints


I have used these a number of times and work great for lychees, longans and custard apple to name a few.  The problem is that they seem to have a relatively short life before they fail.

I would not use them for mangoes.  The various types of long fruit basket type pickers, my favorite being a net on a loop attached to a 15+ foot bamboo pole, work best fir mangoes.
- Rob

 

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