Hip throttle - yes or no......

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JTF40, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    I am about to purchase my 1st backpack blower. The question I have is do I want a hip throttle or trigger throttle. Which is more comfortable - which is more likely to give me problems. :usflag:
  2. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    You will probally get alot of different opinions on this. I personally prefer the throttle on the tube. I tried the hip throttle and chose the tube mount instead, it just felt more comfortable to me. To each their own, I guess. Good luck.
  3. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Messages: 451

    def go wit the hip trigger less stress on ur hand
  4. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 262

    hip throttle
  5. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    IMO I have both. go hip i like the control of the tube better but the hip causes less hand stress.
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Tube Throttle for me!!!:waving:
  7. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Same here less I think they are easier.
  8. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    If you will be adjusting the throttle a lot then go with the tube if not go with the hip, set it and go!
  9. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Me too. those hip throttles are uncomfortable to me, kinda strange for some reason.
  10. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I like the tube throttles ALOT better i have used both and i kinda feel weird with the hip throttle JMO

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