Lefty Equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bouncer, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Bouncer

    Bouncer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a company that manufactures left-handed equipment. It seems most equipment is set up for right handers like backpack blowers with the controls on the right, brushcutters and chainsaws i also find awkward to use just to name a few. I've never seen any equipment in our business that offers this option. I would apprciate any information you guys could give me on this, Thanks!!
     
  2. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    we used to have a few leftys and they had a hard time with our trimmers. I have never seen anything made for leftys

    I forced my kids when they were babys to use there right hand when eating or using there hands just for this reason
     
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    alot of blowers i've seen have the left sided hip throttle
     
  4. r.eckley

    r.eckley LawnSite Member
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    I just bought a REDMAX 7000 blower &it has the throttle & kill sw. on the left. They make 7000R which has controls on right.
    Also bought FELCO left hand pruners from A M LEONARD
     
  5. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    I use trimmers left handed. I don't have any problems other than pulling the cord.
     
  6. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
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    The only piece of 'left handed equipment' have seen is a pair of bypass hand pruners made by 'Felco'.. I also being a 'southpaw' know of what you speak but I guess that is the penalty we pay for thinking with the right side of our brain.. No I dont own the left handed pruners.
    BobR
     
  7. Bouncer

    Bouncer LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! After a pretty extensive search i have come to the conclusion that for the most part there are no dealers offering this. I have also seen the blowers with the throttle on the left but they would actually be easier to use for a lefty if the throttle was on the right . Trimmers were my main interest but i dont see any offered by any company i can find.
     
  8. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,772

    don't want to suck in your pants leg when used with the left hand.
     
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    There a very few items that I have seen over the years that are geared toward the left hand user. As mentioned the Felco line of pruners has some left hand models.


    Gravely_Man
     
  10. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    Im a part time lefty. Ive just adapted to using tools right handed.

    Its a right handed world folks.
     

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