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05-14-2000, 10:16 AM
I have noticed this year after about an hour of weed eating my right hand tingles a bit. Its not a problem yet but could be. <br>Any one else?<p>I no longer have the problem I had last year of my a$$ falling asleep on large accounts on the rider though. Im not on it long enough for it too fall asleep!
05-14-2000, 10:59 AM
Your hand tingling is from your nerve endings not functioning properly. If you experience this on a regular basis, I would get the anti-vibration gloves.<p>Vibration damage to nerves and carpal tunnel are real concerns for those who do this job on a regular basis.
05-14-2000, 11:03 AM
I had the tingleing hands when I used Homelite trimmers. Alot of vibration. Went with Shindaiwa and have not had any problems.
05-14-2000, 03:47 PM
I agree with getting a better trimmer,the Echo,s used to do this to me.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
05-14-2000, 03:59 PM
Hey naturalawn,a friend of mine had the same problem. As Lazer said, carpal tummel syndrome is a concern for this type of work. He finally had the operation and hasn't had any more problems. <p>----------<br>Bobby <br>Ft Lauderdale
05-14-2000, 06:54 PM
Yes it happens to me too. I have a homelite trimmer but only use it for 1/2 hour over the whole day-on and off. I think some of it has to do with the backpack blower too as well as with the Walker. Its not too bad and at the end of the day Miller lite makes it all go away.
Up-graded my trimmers and it went away for me as well. Make sure you don't have a death grip on your equipment.
05-15-2000, 02:26 AM
The tingly hands is probably from vibrating weedeater. Check your line to make sure it is even. I know i used to get it sometimes on my old echo. I now have a 7mm shaft tanaka. No vibration, no gloves, and Plenty of power.<p>I am however getting serious discomfort in my wrists from my 52" exmark HP walkbehind. Any ideas here? It is so bad now that at the end of the day i cant hardly pick up my blower.
05-15-2000, 07:09 AM
Stihl have the best AV setup.<p>Karl<br>
05-15-2000, 10:23 PM
I've got Raynaud's disease which is a circulatory disorder sometimes caused by using heavy vibratory equipment. I ran a jackhammer drill for 3 weeks straight on a construction job in the winter of '89 and have had Raynaud's ever since. My fingers go numb and lose color when my hands are cold. Take medication in the winter for it. Also have nerve damage in both hands (pressure on my palms kills me). Probably will end up getting Carpal Tunnel surgery within the next 5 yrs or so. <p>No time to feel sorry for myself though, too much tall grass to cut. So suck it up big guy, and keep cuttin'.<p>C'Ya.<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>www.cutntrim.com
05-16-2000, 03:51 AM
CutnTrim:<br>My sentiments exactly. Good call.
05-17-2000, 08:15 AM
Thanks guys, I was just making sure I wasnt the only one, Ill try a shindawa next trimmer I buy. But for now I'ts GTOD time get tough or die! Jim
05-17-2000, 09:26 AM
Hello Everybody:<p>I had the same problem & so did one of my employees. I also had shoulder pains that kept me up at night. I even had it so bad I couldn'tlift my hand up to my head to scratch it.<p>I went to Doctor & he told me to change the way I was working. He also told me to take asprin before going to bed, to help with the pain I had in my rotary cuff in my shoulder.<p>We found out we were griping our trimmers to hard & other equipment. We also wasn't wearing the trimmer strap. LOl, I even noticed I was griping my steering wheel to hard.<p>We started to using straps we each had our own just for us & readjusted the trimmer handles. We had the trimmer handles & straps adjusted so we could stand in almost straight position. They were adjusted so we could hold them with our finger tips & not be holding hardly any of the weight of the unit while operating them!<p>It was a little difficult to get used to operating the equipment at first, but after a few weeks the pain went away & we could run the unit all day with no problems.<p>We also noticed that productivity increased a good bit.<p>Hey, how do you people like the words "Good Bit" or "Pretty Good Bit". It is a very accurate terms of measurement used here in the South Daily!<p>If you or one of your employees aren't wearing the strap while you are trimming & edging with the trimmer, it is costing you money & time. Also later on down the road it will cost you pain & Doctor visits!<p>"Been there Done that & learned the HARD WAY!"<p>----------<br>GrassMaster - Home: www.lawnservicing.com<br>My Start Up Page www.lawnservicing.com/startup/
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