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longest trimmer shaft

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DustyH, May 15, 2007.

  1. DustyH

    DustyH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Who makes the best trimmer for someone over 6' tall? I am 6'2" and running a trimmer for very long leaves my back hurting. I currently use an echo and a Stihl with the interchangeable heads and both are too short for me to stand upright and run. I end up bending over the whole time to get the trimmer head somewhat level with the ground.
     
  2. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    cub cadet make long shaft trimmers too-mine is 70 in long . the tanaka is 71 long
     
  4. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Never bothered to measure them, but my Echo 260s fit me fine and I'm 6'-4".
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    I haven't seen that one yet.

    Have a link or picture?
     
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    The Cub Web site says Overall Length = 70". I'm guessing that means from engine to cutting head.

    -MW
     
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    good point -i will measure mine .
     
  9. jeremy067390

    jeremy067390 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    im 6'4" my kawasaki is not for tall people the head angle is for little japanese guys. echo heads are tall so it brings it closer to the ground pretty good but i had to find a different solution since mine was brand new. i run that square cut string .095 thick, and with that i can turn the trimmer and use it on more of an angle. i tried it with regular string it cut terrible on a big angle like that. only prob is it looks a bit silly but works great
     
  10. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Let me know what it comes out to.

    Thanks

    -MW
     

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