Backpack blower...Hip or Tube throttle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Cutworm, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Cutworm

    Cutworm LawnSite Member
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    Which do you prefer? May as well keep the backpack questions rolling. :dizzy:
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    tube throttle is what I like
     
  3. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    The tube ones that I have had in the past always seems to bind up over extended usage.

    I don't mind the other type as most of the time I have it wide open.
     
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    I prefer the tube mount, keeps the left hand free to move branches and other stuff.
     
  5. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hip here to each his own,it all goes to what u have learned on.
     
  6. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 533

    I prefer the hip throttle.
     
  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    Tube mounted. There was a thread on this not all that long ago.
     
  8. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    I don't think anyone with hip mount throttles keeps their hand on it, it's always free when you need it.
     
  9. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    Why I only buy Tubes now?

    If you or one of your guys goes to a very small back yard to trim he can take the blower drop it, trim, & then blow the drive w/trimmer in left hand on the way out & still have throttle control....Saves a second trip to the back yard. Lots of other reasons its nice to have throttle control while holding something but that's the Biggie for us....
     
  10. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    When I use to work for LawnGodfather :drinkup: those hip mounts were nice. I went ahead and bought the tube, I often still think of those days and the hip mount. :cry:
     

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