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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1stclasslawns, May 14, 2000.

  1. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I have noticed this year after about an hour of weed eating my right hand tingles a bit. Its not a problem yet but could be. <br>Any one else?<p>I no longer have the problem I had last year of my a$$ falling asleep on large accounts on the rider though. Im not on it long enough for it too fall asleep!
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Your hand tingling is from your nerve endings not functioning properly. If you experience this on a regular basis, I would get the anti-vibration gloves.<p>Vibration damage to nerves and carpal tunnel are real concerns for those who do this job on a regular basis.
  3. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    I had the tingleing hands when I used Homelite trimmers. Alot of vibration. Went with Shindaiwa and have not had any problems.
  4. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I agree with getting a better trimmer,the Echo,s used to do this to me.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
  5. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Hey naturalawn,a friend of mine had the same problem. As Lazer said, carpal tummel syndrome is a concern for this type of work. He finally had the operation and hasn't had any more problems. <p>----------<br>Bobby <br>Ft Lauderdale
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Yes it happens to me too. I have a homelite trimmer but only use it for 1/2 hour over the whole day-on and off. I think some of it has to do with the backpack blower too as well as with the Walker. Its not too bad and at the end of the day Miller lite makes it all go away.
  7. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    Up-graded my trimmers and it went away for me as well. Make sure you don't have a death grip on your equipment.
  8. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    The tingly hands is probably from vibrating weedeater. Check your line to make sure it is even. I know i used to get it sometimes on my old echo. I now have a 7mm shaft tanaka. No vibration, no gloves, and Plenty of power.<p>I am however getting serious discomfort in my wrists from my 52&quot; exmark HP walkbehind. Any ideas here? It is so bad now that at the end of the day i cant hardly pick up my blower.
  9. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Stihl have the best AV setup.<p>Karl<br>
  10. cutntrim

    cutntrim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    I've got Raynaud's disease which is a circulatory disorder sometimes caused by using heavy vibratory equipment. I ran a jackhammer drill for 3 weeks straight on a construction job in the winter of '89 and have had Raynaud's ever since. My fingers go numb and lose color when my hands are cold. Take medication in the winter for it. Also have nerve damage in both hands (pressure on my palms kills me). Probably will end up getting Carpal Tunnel surgery within the next 5 yrs or so. <p>No time to feel sorry for myself though, too much tall grass to cut. So suck it up big guy, and keep cuttin'.<p>C'Ya.<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>www.cutntrim.com

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