ARS Long-Reach Pruner, ZF Series

  • 3 Stars
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The newest design in the best-selling ARS long reach line!

ARS redesigned the mechanism and components of this pruner for increased durability and strength. They have removed the tilt head for a slimmer design that is easier to reach into tight spots. The ZF183 and ZF185 feature a razor-edge bypass pruner capable of cutting up to 1/2-inch diameter material.

The ARS long-reach line is available in different lengths to ensure that you have the best fit for the job at hand. The long handle design adjusts from either 4-7 feet (ZF183) or 6-10 feet (ZF185).

This pruner has a stronger inner rod for longer life. The handle stop screw now has a blind nut to secure it. ARS still perfectly balances its long reach pruners for ease of use and accuracy. You can always depend on ARS long-reach pruners to provide sharp, precision pruning without the need to drag out a ladder.
Item # Handle Length Stock Status 1 – 2 3 + Qty
ZF183 4 Feet to 7 Feet In Stock $134.99 $127.99
ZF185 6 Feet to 10 Feet In Stock $143.99 $136.99


  • Razor-edge head
  • Handles telescope from 4 to 7 feet (ZF183) and 6 feet to 10 feet(ZF185)
  • 1/2-inch cutting capacity
  • Weight: 4 pounds

Product Features

  • Drop-forged blades give you greater cutting leverage even under tough conditions
  • Single operation lever simplifies length adjustment, while maintaining superior cutting power
  • Die-cast aluminum grip is coated for non-slip use
  • Designed for professionals to cut all day in comfort


Manufacturer supplies a limited warranty against material defects. Normal wear and tear is not covered by warranty.

Review Summary (Based on 3 Reviews)

4 Stars

Pruner Performance Mike from OR wrote January 09, 2018

Very helpful tool that allows precise pruning without the need to use a step ladder or extend one's body in an unsafe reach. Only issue is that the pruner will not work when extended to full length (10') as described. Aside from that, I would recommend this product.

2 Stars

Lite duty clipper JOHN from AL wrote January 09, 2018

Bought it to trim Japanese maples, this model won't do the job

4 Stars

Keep your feet on the ground! Jim from DE wrote January 09, 2018

I am very happy with ARS long-reach pruners in general, and this one is no exception. For light pruning jobs, any tool that keeps you off a ladder promises to increase productivity and safety. These pruners are incredibly light weight, reducing strain and fatigue. The extra reach is a real advantage on this pruner, and it is an effective tool up to the fully extended 10' length. The internal mechanism does not feel as if it delivers quite the cutting leverage as the fixed-length ARS series. Still, this one seems very well-constructed and well worth the money. I will use a regular pole saw/pruner for heavier jobs, but expect to use this one for smaller branches and detail work, up to about 15 feet off the ground.

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