Originally Posted by Darryl G
I've always had a hip mounted throttle. The 580BTS is my first machine with a tube-mounted throttle and I like it better. If frees up my left hand for picking up sticks and I have better throttle control for blowing out beds without disturbing the mulch. My only concern is catching the exposed wires on shrubbery or on something in my truck bed and ripping them out.
I got 580bts with a tube-mounted throttle so I could use handheld blower at the same time when I am in a super fast mood.