long shaft trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walkerowner06, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. walkerowner06

    walkerowner06 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    what is the longest shaft string trimmer on the market? I know that shindaiwa makes a 70.9 inch shaft trimmer but i was wondering if someone makes an even longer shaft trimmer. any replies would be greatly apprecriated.
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Do a search or ask in the Tanaka forum.. I believe there was a trimmer they made up for taller people. Mark in the Tanaka forum would know which one it was..
  3. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,313

    How long would a person need? I am 6'4" and my fs-85 is fine on length.

    are there 7' dudes in this business :confused: :laugh:
  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    I have hard of people buying a Tanaka Pole saw or what not and putting a trimmer gearbox/head on it. Not sure what the shaft length is on those....I would have to check. However that would be pricey to do...unless you could get it in that form directly and not have to pay the extra for the saw part of the deal.
  5. Jaeger

    Jaeger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I just bought a Tanaka TST-218 Telescopic trimmer new in box.
    This unit is quit old (1988 or so) but boy what a serious commercial little unit.
    Not accessory expandable.

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