View Full Version : Tall guy trimmer

03-06-2011, 10:27 AM
Okay I am 6'4" and am having trouble as I get older (52) using the shorter string trimmers. I have checked out the Tanaka extended reach trimmer at $375.00 from Wisesales and have found it is the only one out there so far. Are there any others I should check on. Redmax used to have one but cannot find it anymore. BTW it needs to be commercial grade!! We currently use Tanaka 260pf and Redmax BCZ2650T trimmers.

03-06-2011, 04:15 PM
Try a Red Max they seem to have a longer shaft. I think they changed the model number on the one I have. I know it has a 30cc engine.

03-06-2011, 05:07 PM
I'm 6'6" used Red max for years, even thought about having a machine shop make me a longer shaft, but never have since I don't do much trimming........the shorter guys do it :laugh:

03-06-2011, 05:14 PM
The RedMax is definitely longer than that short Shindaiwa T242, but I
don't think you're gonna find a trimmer that's as long as that Tanaka.

03-06-2011, 05:18 PM
Hire someone else to trim,lol I'm 5'11'' and my back is screaming after a few lawns, thats why I only do trimming if absolutely necessary.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
03-06-2011, 05:22 PM
I run strap trimmers have 2 handle set up work with tall ppl I run a 110 stihl with a poly cut head I hate the bumper feeders I cut my string to length i want I'll try get pics my setup Im 6'2 my son 6'4 This set up you pack on ur shoulder and not ur arms there less bent over trimming
This set up you have more control of the head pitch at a fast walk Cost per unit is little higher but I want to be comfortble as i trim

03-06-2011, 05:33 PM
The industry standard shaft length is 59 inches.

The Tanaka's shaft length is 71 inches.

03-06-2011, 11:43 PM
I'm 6'6" also and I bought the Tanaka and will keep buying them. Had Shindaiwa's before that and your back will surely thank you. Don't remember the model #, but I will check it and post back.

03-18-2011, 06:37 PM
Tanaka TBC-260PFL

03-19-2011, 01:18 AM
Kind of ridiculous when you think about it that no once has designed an ergonometrically designed trimmer yet-like really one size fits all- LOL

03-19-2011, 05:42 AM
I'm amazed there isn't an aftermarket company making extension kits. All you would need is the
longer tube, the longer driveshaft, the longer throttle cable, and the longer stop switch wire.

knox gsl
03-19-2011, 07:39 AM
They are designed to be used by the average size trimmer guy and the Mexicans bring that average size way down.
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Big C
03-19-2011, 08:05 AM
I am 6'4" also and I use Redmax....it works great!!...

03-19-2011, 10:25 PM
I am 6'4" also and I use Redmax....it works great!!...

Don't tell me you're standing up straight because I know you're not. :rolleyes:

03-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Tanaka, makes that husqvarna look like a child's toy.