Looking for Pistol Grips for a eXmark TT

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ealbertson, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do any of you have an old eXmark Turf Tracer with pistol grips that you are parting out. I want to convert a TT with ECS to pistol grips. According to eXmark it requires everthing from the gas tank mount, which the handle bars bolt to, on up.

    Thanks, Ed
  2. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looking for some of that good old carpul tunnel syndrome?
  3. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually, that's what I am trying to get away from. The right side of each hand is starting to fall asleep. I think it is from the force on that part of the hand when I push down to raise the front end. I am thinking that with the pistol grips the pressure would be more even on the palm of the hand therefore hopefully eliminating the problem. Did you have carpel tunnel trouble with pistol grips?

    Thanks for any input,
  4. robby

    robby LawnSite Member
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    I used pistol grips for years before switching to ECS last fall. It made a world of difference with my wrist pain. I was getting all the symptoms of carpel tunnel from the pistol grips. You may want to think twice about going to pistol grips. You might just be trading pain from one area to another. Gettin old is he!!
  5. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you tried putting a spacer on the spring? Or stretching them. When I talked to the dealer about buying one I put my hand on the grips. They were a bit stiff but he siad that with a extra hook on the spring it gets alot looser. You probly tried this. If not I would though.
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Try and pull back on the mower to lift the front end. you will do this with the mower going forward.
  7. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is absolutely no way I would consider going back to pistol grip after running ECS.
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    I did and it sucks:cry:
  9. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    my doctor told me i have carpul tunnel already, but its not severe yet.... i think its from having the pistol grips on my Belt driven w/b beause after i use it and while i am using it i cannot feel my hands...... but with the hydro, it has p/g's too but after using it my wrists never hurt and arms never fall asleep.

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