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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by uphelpsr, Apr 20, 2010.
Do operators prefer tube controls or hip controls, or does it even matter?
hip controls.....tube has a tendency to break if you use your blower as hard as i do... it gets thrown in the truck alot and can break
Tube Controls all the way. I guess you're a Stihl Rep? (Your location and sr in your name prob means Stihl Rep)
I hate hip controls - it feels unnatural to me like a curved shaft trimmer or a 4 wheel steer tractor. I guess some people do like the hip thingy, but I think it just gets in the way and uses up your free hand.
Tube controls, never heard of the hip controls?
notice the arm on the left.that is the throttle.
woo husq and redmax really do look idencyical
When I had my echo last year it was a hip controll I liked it a lot but got a killer deal on a new kaw 300 last year with tube throtle and at first it felt really unusual but after some time I began to like it and when I got my redmax I went for a tubethrotle and will be using tube throtles from now on
twobrosland, I do work for STIHL in the marketing department here in Virginia Beach. I posted on behalf of our blower product manager. We like to determine how our customers feel about various products and features. gives us a chance to improve. We had heard that in some parts of the country, especially the Northeast, that hip controls were preferred.
So far 99% of the responses have been in favor of tube control.
Thanks all for the feedback. Really appreciate it.
I love the tube control on my BR500, but seriously, that gas cap is awful.