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throttle control on left or on tube?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gallucci, May 14, 2008.

  1. Gallucci

    Gallucci LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 32

    I am going to get a new redmax blower and am trying to decide throttle on the left or on the tube. The dealer (who also mows) is recommending on the left because they break off on the tube when being transported. Tube seems like better control but I am concerned but are they weak and break?
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    personally i like mine on the tube. that way you can use your left hand to pick up sticks and such.
  3. magbarn

    magbarn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I definately prefer tube mounted as it frees up my L hand. You don't have to worry about breakage if you get a proper bp blower mounting bracket
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    Your dealer is wrong. Take care of your equipment and your equipment WILL take care of you in return. :usflag:
  5. wheels910

    wheels910 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    does your dealer have both in stock, or just the left throttle?

    just curious
  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Go tube mount, you'll love it. I have a Stihl BR600 and after using an Echo PB650 with a hip mount I didn't think I'd like the tube mount, but I love it and would never go back to hip mount.

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    tube mount the only way 2 go make them order it that way....................................
  8. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    Tube is so much easier to me, I think you would dislike it after while
  9. Troyer

    Troyer LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 26

    I own two Red Max Blowers. Both on tube.
  10. SnapperfanRedmaxman

    SnapperfanRedmaxman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I have a 7001 with left throttle and a 8000 with tube throttle. I prefer the left throttle because you can set the speed (WOT) and blow, the tube throttle is a trigger and the lock will not keep it a wide open throttle (WOT). Tube throttle has control cable that runs along tube to trigger. Just my .02 cents.

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