1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Ohhh my fingers!! Any suggestions??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wilam, May 27, 2004.

  1. wilam

    wilam LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Just wondering if any had any suggestions. I am running a Gravely belt WB for a few yards that my ZTR won't fit through gates etc. Now that I have hit 50 I seem to be feeling it in my fingers at the end of the day. (bruises on the inside of my fingers!!) Any suggestions on how to either pad the control bars under the hand grips or something along these lines to help my fingers out?? Sure wish I would have popped for hydro! Oh well, too late for that now and I won't be able to replace for another season or two. Thanks for any ideas! I would wave, but my fingers are too sore!!

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    You may want to look into some padded gloves. Another idea would be go to a softer tension spring for the drive idler control.
  3. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    I would try mechanics gloves...Chuck
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I wear my craftsman mechanics gloves and I love them. Another thing is to not grip the controls, but just kind of rest your hands there
  5. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Try peeing on them. That's what baseball players do.
  6. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    note to self: NEVER shake hands with a ball player

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Do baseball players have sore hands or just bad aim?
  8. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Are you getting blisters or is it a muscular pain? I realized after some pain that I could lean on the bars a little here and there for some minor corrections instead of constantly fingering the controls.
  9. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 811

  10. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    I agree with the guys, use a nice set of gloves.

Share This Page