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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
    Posts: 1,773

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

    r.eckley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    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
    Posts: 776

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

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    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.
  7. Bouncer

    Bouncer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    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.

  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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