ECS pain

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EMackIV, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. EMackIV

    EMackIV LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    For those of you using ECS when you first started using it did you get blisters on your hands? Today I was my first time using them for a while and my hands have blisters where the controls are.
     
  2. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    I didnt get blisters, but at first my hands were sore at the end of the day. After using it for a while longer it no longer is a issue. I think the ecs controls loosend up a bit, and my hands got stronger. Im using them on a hydro. I looked like a ass the first couple of time using it. I was used to my belt drive t bar toro. My brother tried it out and said the exact same thing I did when I was at the dealership - those controls are ass backward. But now I have the "touch" and I love em, and I have THE HANDSHAKE.
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    My hands are hurting too. I had to take off the OPC's so i could mow . I dont recommend doing this if you have people working for you.
    John
     
  4. Fareway Lawncare

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

    They Soften up w/use....Some of the ECS controls do remain slightly stiffer than others for Some Reason...

    Cut a Groove for the OPC's or Rebend them if there Slightly Off!
     
  5. not_as_noun

    not_as_noun LawnSite Member
    from West GA
    Posts: 12

    It wasn't on my hands I got blisters, it was on the inside of the knuckles on my thumbs! Now those spots are pretty well calloused, and I don't notice anything.
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I forgot check the tension where the wheel motors are. There are three settings.
    Also my Hans are soft from the lazers levers.
    John
     

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