02-02-2014, 01:09 AM
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Originally Posted by Roger
Yes, I learned long ago to switch hands. I have a solid shaft, gearbox driven trimmer, so it throws debris into the bed if you move left to right.
I am naturally right handed, and that is the most comfortable. When needing to do detailed work, I do use trigger in right hand. However, for routine travel along edges of beds, I am always working with trigger in left hand, walking forward. Yes, I've "been there, done that" with the stupid events of walking backward. Also, walking forward, with trigger in left hand, allows me to move more quickly than walking backward. On a given trim job, I am often transferring one hand to the other. It is easy and quick (trimmer head slows only a little on the transfer before the other hand is back on the throttle).
Bottom line: learn to work with both hands.
x2....I switch back and forth as needed.
My Primary Equipment:
2000 Chevy 3/4 Ton Long Bed 4x4
6.5x12 Dual Ramp Trailer w/ trimmer and blower rack
2012 21" Honda HRC-216 mower
2013 Exmark Commercial 30
20?? Gravely ZT1534 34" ZTR
Mclane 25" Reel Mower
2010 Husqvarna 21" mower with Honda engine
2008 Stihl FS250R Trimmer
2010 Stihl FS90R Trimmer
200? Stihl FC75 Edger
2013 Stihl BR 600 Blower
2013 Stihl SG20 Back Pack Sprayer
2013 Stihl HS81 t Hedge Trimmer
200? Billy Goat AE550 Core Aerator