T-bar Vs Pistol Grip Comm. Walk Behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hortboy, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    ANY INPUT ON COMMERCIAL MOWERS PISTOL GRIP VS. T-BAR CONTROLS. I AM A TRADITIONAL PERSON AND HAVE ALWAYS USED THE PISTOL GRIP. mY LOCAL TORO DEALER HAS A HOT DEAL ON A TORO 52 W/ T-BAR. aNY INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. i MOW ALOT OF HILLS , IN FACT MOST COMPETITORS WILL NOT BID ON THESE JOBS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T RUN THERE ZERO TURN'S ON THEM.

    jOHN
     
  2. If you got a lot of hills don't get the T Bar.
     
  3. mrbenfer

    mrbenfer LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 136

    I use a toro proline 36" with a T-BAR.....

    I dont have much experience with handle grips... but the t bar was so easy getting use to. Less moving parts you have to worry about too...

    And its much easier on the hands..... But maybe steep hills might give you a problem....
     
  4. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
    Posts: 207

    You didn't mention gear or hydro. T-Bar on a gear drive is a hill mowing beast.I mow hills with my 44" gear that I don't like putting a 21" on. Iv'e heard T-bar hydro can tricky on really steep stuff but have never run one myself.
     
  5. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    I have 2 tbar belt drive toros and they do ok on hills but if its wet don't even try it.
     
  6. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Or, get the H bar......... nothing bothers it, and there's no pistol grips.
     

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