What to get for hearing protection? 3M?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jlrvt, May 8, 2014.

  1. jlrvt

    jlrvt LawnSite Member
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    Hi Guys-

    I know you are the experts so I'm hoping you can help me out. My husband's birthday is coming up and he really wants a pair of the 3M hearing protection muffs with the built in radio and MP3. The reviews I'm finding online don't have me convinced they are the way to go.

    He wants something that will be good for hearing protection running the tractor/mower/trimmer but will also pipe in music.

    Anyone have any good suggestions on brands or companies to work with? Thanks in advance:)
  2. Blanks landscaping

    Blanks landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I have the regular 3m ones and there great
  3. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look into stihl tune up ear muffs
  4. jlrvt

    jlrvt LawnSite Member
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    Blanks- are those the am/fm ones? The radio is good?

    I'll look into those CuttingEdge, thanks for the tip
  5. jlrvt

    jlrvt LawnSite Member
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    My local dealer is getting a pair of the Stihl ones in for me! They'll even match the trimmer and chain saw, though they will clash with the JD!

    Thanks guys!
  6. ColliCut Land Mgmt

    ColliCut Land Mgmt LawnSite Member
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    I think you'll like the stihl tune-ups. That's what I use. No complaints here.
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  7. jlrvt

    jlrvt LawnSite Member
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    Sweet, I never found a bad review for them online. And I'm thinking they will stand up to real work!
  8. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground LawnSite Member
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    i have the 3m radio muffs and i can hear the radio over my backpack blowers and mower... work fine for me. does a good job at muffing the sound too
  9. jlrvt

    jlrvt LawnSite Member
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    Just picked up the Tune-Ups. They look pretty cool, and one of the LCO's that was in there heard me talking about them and bought a pair too.
  10. MullumMow

    MullumMow LawnSite Member
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    I use in ear plugs as well as muffs when on my Ride-On, and find that the muffs alone lets too much noise past. If you get ear muffs then the best style are those which does not touch or mounted to the helmet, but has a separate wire support running low around your neck. I am out in Australia and expect that maybe you will have a greater selection state side, good luck, and let us hear how you go.

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