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Old 04-27-2014, 01:54 PM
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Which walk-behind has the best steering system?

I know this is a subjective question but there has to be something out there better than a pistol grip WB. In a tight situation on a trailer (hauling/maneuvering mower sideways on trailer) I find the pistol grip WB downright dangerous sometimes. I have been pinned against my trailer rails, knocked off the trailer, and had it running into the side rails completely out of control.

Save the comments about not knowing how to operate it correctly. I admit I am new to WBs but even when I put a guy on it that has done nothing but Lawn care for 11 years, he said it was terrible compared to other WB steering systems he had used.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:21 PM
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The hustler trim star is real nice
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:30 PM
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We use gravely pro steers. Same steering as a ztr. My new foreman says he likes these Moer than the exmark steering
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:03 PM
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exmark ECS is one of my favorites
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:09 PM
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The hustler trim star is real nice
My guys hate it. They can't wait for me to sell it.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:20 PM
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The guy who used our pistol grip said he was used to running the Hustler system and it was like motorcycle handlebars. I think it was the trim star system.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:47 PM
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Exmark ECS..... by far the best, especially if you're taller...
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:53 PM
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Exmark ECS..... by far the best, especially if you're taller...
This is one of the main reasons why I LOVE the ECS controls. While I'm not super tall at 6 feet, having my hands up higher definitely helps cut down on fatigue in my hands that I got from using a normal pistol grip.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:34 PM
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This is one of the main reasons why I LOVE the ECS controls. While I'm not super tall at 6 feet, having my hands up higher definitely helps cut down on fatigue in my hands that I got from using a normal pistol grip.
I'm 6'3" and from a hand cramping and unnatural feeling pistol grip, the ECS was a Godsend.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:24 PM
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Toro T-bar.
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