Brushcutter handle questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yorkpaddy, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. yorkpaddy

    yorkpaddy LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking to purchase a heavy duty brushcutter soon, Probably a stihl FS250 (I think that's the 200's replacement). And i'm trying to decide what kind of handle I want. I like the idea of bicycle bars and a harness but I don't think they will work to well with a chainsaw attachment. I also think it would be dificult to turn the trimmer upside down with them to edge, or cut ivy roots in the ground. Also, can you push down on the head with bicycle bars, I definetly want to put my tiller on the bigger brushcutter, and you have to push the tiller down into the ground pretty hard.

    I have a trimmer with the regular handle, but it gets tired, I don't like the way my hands end up being crossed across my body with them both angling in. Its ok for a trimmer and its all I could imagine using for my hedge trimmer attachment

    Stihl's website mentions a Jbar. I think that could be the best of both world, does anyone have any experience with one?

    Any suggestions

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