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Is their a Tanaka trimmer for "Tall" guys?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mower For Less, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823


    I posed the question looking for some advice in the Commercial Lawn forum, but wouldnt mind having you weigh in for Tanaka, as I have been considering them as a likely candidate for future equipment purchases. I have an employee who is 6' 6" tall, and obviously needs a longer than average trimmer shaft for someone his height. I currently have Shindaiwa T230 and T231 trimmers, and he is hunched over when using them. Does Tanaka have a solution for this problem, or a trimmer with a longer shaft than the Shindy's?

  2. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Posts: 1,084

    Our technical service department just completed mocking up a TBC-2501T that we would like you to try. It has a 70" shaft (the same as our pole saw) and weighs just 12.2 lbs.

    Send me an email with your shipping info and we we will get it out to you. woodlingm@tanaka-ism.com


  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    That is just plain awesome...
  4. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    I need one too.. In 340 flavor!!
  5. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    Email sent. Thank you very much!

  6. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    This is inovation in action... pretty rare!
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    yes, i have two of them
  8. marvinlee

    marvinlee LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Posts: 108

    I'm impressed. I've been stooping over for the past 20 years, wishing that someone would make a longer shaft trimmer. If it is as durable as my Tanaka chain saw, it will be a great success.
  9. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 626

    He is a little bit taller then i am. I am 6'4" and run a stihl fs-85. The easiest thing to do is adjust the hand grip and put it all the way back by the triger. therefore he wont have to bend over. also makes edging a lot easier.

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