Troy-Bilt TrimmerPlus PS720 review

TrimmerPlus PS720The PS720 pole saw is a lower budget, gas powered model with an excellent reach, lightweight design and user friendly design. Whilst not suitable for every trimming job, users will find it does cover all the basic yard work and goes above and beyond what you would expect it to do in this price band.

Feedback around the web are testament to that with lots of people rating it highly and posting very positive comments regarding the effectiveness and benefits of using this model over others.

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Features

Like the Poulan Pro PP258TP, the PS720 from Troy-Bilt is one of the most ideal pruning tools for those of you looking for a bit more reach. Up to twelve feet is possible, not including additional options such as ladders. For most small gardens, this will handle the majority of the surrounding yard trimming very well indeed thanks to it’s consistent and stable flow of power to the chain.

Not quite in the same league as the Husqvarna 128LDX or the Remington RM2599 pole saws due to budget constraints. However, for the amount you stand to pay, it’s interesting to see it has a surprising selection of handy features on offer that even the most experienced gardeners will find value in.

8 inch bar and chainThe PS720 comes equipped with two different sections on the pole that allows for separate extension lengths. This is handy for back yards and tasks that require a certain level of variety in pruning such as trimming hedges and pruning back bushes and shrubs.

A useful addition is it’s ability to attach several types of trimmers on the market – providing they are compatible with this model. This gives greater variety and flexibility than your standard options.

The eight inch bar and chain offers a good length to handle the majority of branches and overhangs you will encounter, but at the same time there are improvements that could be made to this despite the budget.

The Husqvarna 327PT5S is a slightly more powerful option with highly functional options, and will certainly handle more jobs quicker and more efficiently. However, the important thing here is finding the right balance between cash spent and overall quality of the pole saw.

The dimensions of the TrimmerPlus PS720 are as follows: 4.4 inches by 35.8 inches by 5.9 inches and it weighs just 7 pounds. This is certainly one of the big advantages that you tend to find in cheaper models, they are lightweight and easy to carry around to complete various trimming tasks.

What are consumers saying about it?

For the price, there is a fair amount of popularity surrounding it, and a good amount of feedback from which to base our reviews upon. Several of the online stores we looked up had the overall majority leaning towards a positive rating. Key comments included people talking about the ease of use and installation, and their surprise by how much is included for the low budget price tag.

Summary

The Troy-Bilt PS720 has all the makings of being your go to pole pruner,  however, it is important to remember there are several variations on the market that may be worth looking at before you decide upon purchasing anything. We believe that this particular model has decent reach, is well priced and very simple to use.

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