Short straight shaft trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rogerwb, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. rogerwb

    rogerwb LawnSite Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 94

    Are all the straight shaft trimmers all the same length?
    My wife is only 5'4 and she would like a straight shaft trimmer that’s shorter.

  2. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    never really measured.ipay more attention to the weight
  3. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Posts: 1,274

    The cheap ones ( Home Crapo ) ones are usually shorter. You should get the standard 69" ones. The longer ones are more comfortable. I am not tall, I had a Troy Bilt trimmer which is shorter, now I have a Honda and is a lot more comfortable.

    If you really want a short one, look at Echo curve shaft ( G?200) for $179 in Home Crapo or $169 in OSH. Might be more comfortable and short.
  4. rogerwb

    rogerwb LawnSite Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 94

    Well it just may be a training issue. I have her give it another try.

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