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Walker pistol or t-bar?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    What is better on a walk behind mower???

    T-bar or the pistol grip method??? I'll be using it for 5+hrs a day...
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    t-bar. I didnt think so at first, but if you use it for awhile i think you will agree.
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I have both and I prefer the T-BAR over the pistol grip any day
  4. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    If you want arthritis in your fingers than go with the T-bar.
  5. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    Excuse me, if you Don't want arthritis, tha go with the T-bar
  6. gocards

    gocards LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    You'll love the T-bar alot more than the Pistol Grips. But if you have the opportunity to get an Exmark, then that would be better. The ECS controls are real nice after a long day of work. Oh yeah, and get the hydro!
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    Hmmm.. ECS what does that do? I've read it, some enhanced control system or whatever....

    Looks like the pistol grip to me ... ;)
  8. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    I perfer the T-bar. After mowing for a while, (to me) the t-bar is a lot more comfortable. At times you can also control the machine with one hand in the center of the t-bar.
  9. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    The BEST controls on a walkbehind is the hUstler H-bar.
    easiest to learn and use.
    Nothing else comes close.
  10. apolooza

    apolooza LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I have spent 12 years devoted to the t-bar as I hate pistol grips. I have now made the switch to the Hustler (purchased 2 last week). It is easier, faster, cuts and bags better, less parts and less parts to break, and is built like a tank. In 3 months the bar will break, guaranteed. $45 to replace, a hassle to weld, or just bunjee it down like we have ended up doing. Leaving Toro was tough, but the Hustler is a much better machine. I was also looking at the Wright Velke, but once I saw the Huslter I was done looking.

    However, if I would choose a better built pistol or a Toro with a t-bar, I will choose the t-bar.

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