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Old 05-11-2010, 07:03 AM
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What if your trimmer was 12 inches longer?

Could you still use it comfortably, or would the added length make it unusable?

And please mention how tall you are. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:08 AM
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It would for me, I am 5'7"
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:15 AM
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Could you still use it comfortably, or would the added length make it unusable?

And please mention how tall you are. Thanks.
6'2" I think it would be more comfortable, however I rarerly use a trimmer.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:04 AM
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6'3" and a longer trimmer would make things harder on my back.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:15 AM
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If your trimmer was 12 inches longer, you'd be the owner of a Tanaka PFL! The extra length is very beneficial... And, the increased productivity outweighs the extra weight(pun intended) of the longer shaft. I've set up one of my Tanakas up a little bit differently. I moved the throttle handle 3.5 inches away from the engine. This makes the unit WAY more comfortable than the standard unit... PERFECT CENTER OF GRAVITY!

Big, small, short or tall... Everyone that uses my pfl's for a long enough time to get used to them loves the benefit of the shaft length.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:41 AM
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After suffering while using any trimmer, I made a special handle to replace the loop handle on my trimmers, it is basically just taller and looks like a J handle, it has worked great, and I dont hunch over anymore, even with a regular length trimmer shaft. I held the trimmer and had someone measure how far my hand was from the shaft standing in a comfortable position, and designed it around this figure.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:03 PM
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I would. I'm 6'2.

But what I'd like to see is a straight trimmer with an adjustable angle head.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:16 PM
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im 5'7 it wouldnt help me
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:25 PM
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You tall guys should quit complaining here, get together and write to Shindaiwa, Stihl, Echo..............Telling them your story. This is a very easy modification for them. If you guys have the number and bombard them with emails or letters, one of them might listen and build one.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:08 AM
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im 5' 10'' and i think an extra 12'' on the trimmer would be real awkward to use and get used to
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