HT 250

HT 250
A 7’ fixed-length pole pruner with a lightweight gearbox and large displacement engine.

Product Description

The HT 250 Pole Pruner combines the power of STIHL engine technology with smart design. This 7’ fixed-length pruner is equipped with a large displacement engine, providing ample power for tough pruning applications. Its gearbox is lighter, allowing for greater control and less fatigue. The HT 250 is great for forestry and arboriculture pruning, as well as nursery and orchard applications. Features of the HT 250 include the IntelliCarb™ compensating carburetor, designed to maintain an optimal fuel-to-air ratio even as the filter becomes dirty. An inside (left-hand) guide bar and chain mounting system allows for a better view of cutting. It’s the top choice for professionals who need to cut top branches.

Model Features

  • 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.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
40.2 cc (2.45 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
1.6 kW (2.15 bhp)
OVERALL LENGTH
2.13 m (7')
FUEL CAPACITY
640 cc (21.6 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY
220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® Chain/Guide Bar Size
3/8" STIHL PICCO™ Mini / 35.5 cm (14 in. Bar)
POWER SOURCE
Gas
WEIGHT*
6 kg (13.3 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! 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.

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 250 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good pole pruner what I see in reviews loggers need to be able to place metal cover rather than plastic. was farmers son cut lots of woods for more field space crops. was a professional firefighter for 36 yrs, loggers & firefighters are hard on the equipment we don't have time be easy going. loggers time is money (and lives)-firefighters time saves lives.Stihl needs really look at what professional can change make the job better give use tool to do so. you make the BEST of all equipment keep it going.
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is an incredibly reliable pole saw that is easy to handle and easy to start.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power We recently picked up an HT 250 as a replacement for an aging HT 75. Let me tell you, the difference is night and day. The 250 has more than enough power for any job. I'm a firm believer that many pole saws are underpowered, but this one is not. We have used it extensively pruning many acres of orchard trees and it has not let us down once. Some people complain about the new cutting head having plastic components, but I have not found this to be an issue at all. Unless you are purposefully abusing it there shouldn't be any problems - and the weigh savings are very noticeable when you are operating the saw all day. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stihl the best by far love this ms 250 pole saw the head needs to be made of steel but still the best by far
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good saw but cutting head is junk I've logged for over 20 years and never used anything but still products I bought at least 20 pole saws over that time and never had any problems but the last 250 I bought had a new style cutting head on it with plastic parts this is junk if you've got a good product why change it the bar and chain are on the opposite side like it's made for a left-handed operator this head might be fine for a homeowner who uses his Saw 2 to 3 hours a year but I use mine 3 hours a day you make a quality product but it has one flaw please fix it
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plenty of power and sturdy Always ready to go when I need it, and that's not very often. Keeping the Stihl synthetic mix in it all the time seems to be the ticket for extending the life of the fuel system by avoiding ethanol, and it cranks almost immediately after having sat for months at a time.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The finest made!!!! It never runs out of gas!!!!! Its crazy!!!! Ive only had to use oil for the chain. Amazing how much and how well it cuts and doesnt use much gas.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Your new version of the 250 is terrible! Can’t hold up in the logging woods! Why do y’all want to change from the old head to this new plastic one? Loggers need heavy duty stuff and this new version of the 250 sucks! We have always used stilh pole saws but we will be looking into other brands for durability! My new saw leaks bar oil and uses saw gas like a v8 in mountain terrain! I would hope for the loggers sake y’all would go back to the old version of the 250!
Date published: 2018-01-23
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