HT 103

HT 103
A pole pruner designed for easy handling and reduced user fatigue.

Product Description

Whether you are tackling low-hanging branches or trimming higher ones, you want to do your pruning jobs with ease and comfort. With the HT 103 Pole Pruner, get ready for a tool designed to reduce fatigue and improve handling. Its telescoping design increases rigidity while extending and easily locks into position, letting you prune high branches with precision. This reduced-weight pole pruner also has a large fuel tank providing 30% longer run times than previous models. Combined with features like the semi-automatic choke lever, one-touch stop, no-slip grip clamp and 1/4" STIHL PICCO™ Micro™ 3 (PM3) saw chain, you get a fast and convenient tool that makes clean cuts.

Model Features

  • Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle helps makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
  • Purge Pump Primer
    At the press of a button, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
  • Telescoping Pole
    With an adjustable shaft, telescoping pole pruners can cut branches up to 16 feet above ground.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.05 kW (1.4 bhp)
OVERALL LENGTH
7'6" to 11'6"
FUEL CAPACITY
530 cc (18.0 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® Chain/Guide Bar Size
1/4" STIHL PICCO™ 71 PM3 / 30 cm (12")
POWER SOURCE
Gas
WEIGHT*
7 kg (15.5 lbs.) with cutting attachment
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on the gear head design. *Dry weight.

Important Information

WARNING! Cutting blades are sharp. Do not touch or contact the blade with any part of your body. To reduce the risk of loss of control, always maintain secure footing. Improper use can result in serious or fatal injury.

WARNING! Risk of Electrocution: These tools are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects, do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.

Danger! Risk of Electrocution Pole pruners are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with these tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying a live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a safety helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Reviews

HT 103 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I have some very large crape myrtle trees that were growing over my roof. The Pole Pruner did the trick! found many uses in my yard. looking forward to many years of yard maintenance now the bulk of the work is done.
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Serious disappointment Purchased this unit on 8/18/2018 from a reputable Stihl dealer, since day one it has had issues. I have had it in for repair a total of four times. They tell me it is bad fuel each time. Well, oddly that fuel provided was directly from them AND it worked in my other Stihl equipment just fine. This particular unit will not stay running. I think it is a serious issue considering I may be on an elevated platform using it. It shuts off over and over, trying to constantly restart while elevated is fatiguing and frustrating. As much as it cost, you may as well hire a company every few years to do some light trimming, which is what I was doing. I have reached out without response, it has left me bitter at Stihl and I wish there was a different outcome.
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product My HT 103 is a great addition to my Stihl family of yard work products. I am very happy with it .
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why didn't I buy one sooner Whether working on the ground and reaching up, or removing a tree that has fallen on the roof, this tool is worth its weight in gold. I should have had one in my Arsenal years ago. Shame on me
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast pruning Using this on my farm to clean up trees is fast and a lot less work.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from While a little heavy at full extencion, the quality is outstanding The HT103 is a well built product. The price point puts this tool out of many peoples reach, however if you need to trim back high hanging branches it is well worth the cost. When you use this product at full extension length it does cause quite a bit of fatiage.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tool for the right situations Only used a couple of times but I absolutely love this saw for cutting large branches that are hard to reach. For small stuff 4"-5" and smaller I prefer a manual pole saw due to the lighter weight, but for large cuts the old fashioned pole saw is quite a workout after a while. I recently used this pole saw to clean up and remove a lot of the top of a large knobcone pine that had fallen over but was still about 15 feet of the ground at the top due to being supported by a large lower limb. The gas pole saw made quick work of the top and all the branches. Huge time and energy saver, plus I was not about to "shimmy" my way up the tree with a standard chainsaw. This saw is overkill for small stuff because although it is faster it weighs a ton more than any decent manual pole saw, but for the large cuts it is just too good not to have one.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a VERY good pole trimmer. Starts without any problems, the reach is better than other brands.Cuts thru large branches, No Problem.A little heavy when fully extended, but could be that I am 70 years old, and still taking on outdoor projects.Neighbors are impressed by the power and ability to cut branches from ground level.Yes, it seems pricey , but well worth the extra money over what others offer.
Date published: 2019-03-07
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