View Full Version : Throttle on blower nozzle or not?

10-30-2004, 11:37 AM
I realize this is a matter of preference, but I am buying my first back pack blower, and I was wondering if there are any major drawbacks (or advantages) for the two types of backpack blower throttle mounts.


10-30-2004, 12:41 PM
We have Stihl's which have the tube mounted throttle. We use to have a Echo with the separate throttle and tube. It gets in the way when in tight areas. We prefer the tube mounted throttle.

10-30-2004, 12:47 PM
We run all Echos and I gave the option to the guys b4 buying new ones this fall and they all opted for the seperate throttle control away from the nozzle

10-30-2004, 08:51 PM
I prefer tube mounted throttle. I've had both.

10-30-2004, 09:09 PM
I have a RedMax 7001 and it is a hip throttle. I like it a lot, because i dont have to be careful where and how i drop the tube. Imagine if you accidentaly run it over with a mower. It will cost you a lot more than just replacing a plastic tube.

Also, what are you going to do with the left hand if your right hand is doing everything?