• ARS LongReach Pruner Telescopic Heavy Duty Tilt Head Series
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ARS LongReach Pruner Telescopic Heavy Duty Tilt Head Series

The newest design in the best-selling ARS long reach line. The mechanism and components have been redesigned for increased durability and strength. The new Swing Head is made from strong die-cast aluminum with a hand adjustable bolt to lock the angle tightly in place (+/- 30 degrees tilt). The ARS long reach are perfectly balanced for ease of use and accuracy, and provide sharp, precision pruning without dragging out a ladder.

The ARS long-reach line is available in several different length and cutting capacaties to ensure that you have the best fit for the job at hand. The ZT183 and ZT185 feature a razor edge bypass pruner capable of cutting up to 1/2" diamater material. The long handle design adjusts from 4 - 7 feet (ZT183) and 6-10 feet (ZT185).

The ZT163 and ZT165 series feature a cut and hold pruner, perfect for those high jobs where you dont want the material to drop. Two different telescoping lengths make for a custom fit job.

Weight: 0 lbs
Item # Pruner Type Telescoping Length Cutting Capacity Shipping weight Stock Status 1 – 2 3 + Qty
Z183 Razor Edge Bypass 4 ft - 7 ft 1/2 inch 4 lbs In Stock $129.99 $127.99
Z185 Razor Edge Bypass 6 ft - 10 ft 1/2 inch 4 lbs Out of Stock
Please call for availability
$138.99 $135.99
Z163 Cut & Hold 4 ft - 7 ft 1/4 inch 4 lbs In Stock $141.99 $139.99
Z165 Cut & Hold 6 ft - 10 ft 1/4 inch 3 lbs In Stock $147.99 $145.99
Z195 Super Trimmer Shearing 6 ft - 10 ft 1/4 inch 4 lbs In Stock $149.99 $147.99

Specs

  • Forged blades
  • Adjustable length
  • +/-30 degree tilt heads

Product Features

  • The new Swing Head is made from strong die-cast aluminum with a hand adjustable bolt to lock the angle tightly in place (+/- 30 degrees tilt)
  • Drop forged blades give you greater cutting leverage even under tough conditions
  • Single operation

Product Benefits

  • This trimmer is ideal to cut through green material up to 1/2"
  • The swing head allows you to cut more "flush" to the main branch

Warranty

Manufacturer supplies a limited warranty against material defects. Normal wear not included.

Review Summary (Based on 18 Reviews)

Customer Reviews for ARS LongReach Pruner Telescopic Heavy Duty Tilt Head Series

5 Stars

Excellent Product

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This is an excellent tool for picking hard to reach fruit. I used it to pick about 5 gallons worth of Loquat fruit with ease. The hold feature is key and is able to grab and hold very thin branches and stems.

1 Star

not heavy duty

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Mine broke pretty fast. The rod inside snapped at the threads where the trigger meets the rod. I bought replacement components and rebuilt it. Lasted about the same amount of time then snapped exactly the same way. Boo.

5 Stars

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Just started pruning my small orchard and the ARS seems to be exactly what I need to get the job done. Cuts clean and is easy to manipulate around limbs.

4 Stars

ARS Telescopic Pruner

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Perfect light duty pruner for climbing roses. A ladder is not required to prune roses up to second floor level.

5 Stars

Z165 Long Reach Pruner

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One day of working with the pruners and I noticed that the cast aluminum(I'll call it the hold part of the blade) had broken leaving part of it still attached at the screw. I called the [sales person] who sold it to me. She was quick to respond with an e-mail. She was very helpful with a solution to my problem. Also a manager from the manufacture contacted me. He sent me a replacement part with a request to send back the broken part with the return slip enclosed. It was a no hassle exchange, the kind I like. The customer service both companies have given me has been exceptional. I was back working with little down time. I'm very satisfied with the product so far, plus it's great to have a company stand behind it's products "without giving the run around". I look forward to my next purchase from A.M.Leonard. Thanks

5 Stars

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This is a great light-weight trimmer with fantastic reach. It works smoothly and cuts well- just keep it clean and don't let it gum-up and it's great!

5 Stars

Excellent Pruner

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This long reach pruner is the best we have ever purchased in our 20 years of operating. It is durable and makes detail pruning of vines that grow on the walls of our clients homes a breeze.

4 Stars

great while it lasts

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the long-reach pruner is very handy and works quite well. My only reservation about it is that I've had to replace mine after 6 or 8 years because a spring mechanism, without which the mouth has no traction, could not be fixed.

5 Stars

Telescoping pole pruner

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This is a high quality product, well made. It's exactly the product I needed to prune those hard to reach areas.

3 Stars

ARS Longreach Pruner

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Nice, lightweight pruner. However, its not heavy duty and its applications are going to be limited. Very small branches.

4 Stars

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I particulary love the long reach prunner for its ability to dead head and prune my climbing roses w/o the use of a ladder. I highly recommend this superior tool that acts like a bypass prunner in your hand.

2 Stars

Works great until it breaks!

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I'm a landscaper and thought this tool was terrific until it broke. Disassembles easily,impossible to reassemble after attempting to repair. No replacement parts available. I have three broken ones laying around. Can't bare to throw them out since they were so expensive. ARS should take a page from Felco's book on replacement parts and ease of repair.

A.M. Leonard replies: Our product manager will examine and we'll post feedback here.

5 Stars

Excellent new tool

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Just spent two days spring pruning with the ARS LongReach pruner. Completely satisfied; it cuts how and as I hoped. Keeps me off a ladder higher than my comfortable 6' one. Would recommend it to any friend looking for a high-pruning tool. Safe.

2 Stars

Ain't what it used to be.

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I am a commercial orchard farmer and use ARS tools regularly. This one disappoints. The design of this long reach pruner leaves much to be desired. Mainly the ease in which they break and the difficulty (if not impossibility of repair). If ARS made a manual and the tools necessary for repair I wouldn't feel so negative about this pruner. Instead I have about 5 of them in the barn for "parts" after only one season. I realized for every two I break I can buy a new orchard ladder, so more orchard ladders and NON telescoping ARS pruners for me. I will be saving the telescoping for light duty jobs.

A.M. Leonard replies: Issues with the ARS telescopic pruners typically are related to cutting beyond the diameter that the pruner is designed to cut. However, there is a manual available online that shows details on how to replace the internal slide mechanism: http://www.growtech.com/GT_Toolshed.html

5 Stars

Pole Pruners

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i work in landscaping and for years have gotten this product and other pruners from A.M. Leonard. Have not figured out how I did trimming without the pole pruners to reach limbs. It makes work easier. Better to work smart not harder!! JoAnn B.

5 Stars

The perfect pruning tool for a short gardener

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This pruner saves me from dragging a ladder around, has stayed incredibly sharp for over a year, is compact enough to save space in the vehicle, is lightweight and does not stress my hands.

5 Stars

ARS LongReach Pruner Telescopic Heavy Duty Tilt Head Series

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This pruner came as advertised. Light, flexible, and solid. I have the sniper (equally excellent) but felt this pruner would help me with some of the smaller limbs. My only wish is that it could manage larger limbs and I would use it all the time for pruning last years growth from my fruit trees. Wonderful... allows me to get up in the tree tops and I can take it most anywhere. I have had no trouble in maintenence. A final note; the person I purchased from on line was helpful and friendly, not often the case. I will be back.

2 Stars

old style rules

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dislike this new style. falls apart much quicker. harder to repair. design was poor in several aspects. old style was easier to manager and more durable. We have just had a bad experience with this product. Bought product because old style was unavailable. My team would not reccomend these pruners. But may have to reorder due to limited amount of choices.

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    FAQ

    QUESTION: What are the common reasons that these units fail, and how do you avoid them?
    ANSWER: The three most common problems are:
    1. Cutting branches that are too large which will stress the metal bands on the inside and may cause the guide that keeps them moving alongside each other to break. This in turn will interrupt the connection between the handle and the blade, which results in malfunctioning of the unit. These units are meant for fine pruning. They do not replace loppers. Whenever the connection between the blade is broken, either by normal wear and tear or by misuse, the factory recommends replacing both the Extension Slide Set (metal bands with all connecting parts)and the Joint Casing with the brass pins.

    2. Failing to hold the levers in when extending or retracting the unit. This prevents the brass pins from dragging along the housing and wearing down prematurely. The pins lock the unit in place. Once the pins are worn, this connection is interrupted.

    3. Customers sometimes slightly bend the tubing so the units won't extend or retract easily. This may not be noticable to the naked eye, but may be seen if you put a straight edge along the unit.

The newest design in the best-selling ARS long reach line. The mechanism and components have been redesigned for increased durability and strength. The new Swing Head is made from strong die-cast aluminum with a hand adjustable bolt to lock the angle tightly in place (+/- 30 degrees tilt). The ARS long reach are perfectly balanced for ease of use and accuracy, and provide sharp, precision pruning without dragging out a ladder.

The ARS long-reach line is available in several different length and cutting capacaties to ensure that you have the best fit for the job at hand. The ZT183 and ZT185 feature a razor edge bypass pruner capable of cutting up to 1/2" diamater material. The long handle design adjusts from 4 - 7 feet (ZT183) and 6-10 feet (ZT185).

The ZT163 and ZT165 series feature a cut and hold pruner, perfect for those high jobs where you dont want the material to drop. Two different telescoping lengths make for a custom fit job.