Redmax 7100 hip or tube throttle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vanderveen44, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. vanderveen44

    vanderveen44 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    What do you suggest getting..hip or tube throttle and why?
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,203

    I am not buying any more tube throttles......on Echo there isn't a good way to keep the handle from turning 360 degrees and ripping either the cable or the wires off. Now maybe Redmax has that fixed but I think the hip trottles would be less trouble. I am the repair guy so always thinking that angle.
  3. RDA

    RDA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    I had a hip throttle on my previous backpack blower, it worked fine, but when I bought my Redmax 7100, I went with the tube throttle and I prefer it. I have only had it one year but I haven't had any issues with the cable/wires as the tube only rotates a certain amount.


  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    Do both the hip & tube throttles have cruise control?

    They prolly do...but we all know what ASSUME means...:dizzy:

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I prefer the hip throttle myself.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i prefer the tube throttle so that i have one hand free at all times
  7. LALawnboy

    LALawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    I definitely prefer tube throttles. When I bought my Echo 755, it was a hip throttle, but I changed it to tube throttle today. I'll never buy another blower with hip throttle.
  8. 12Valve

    12Valve LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 115

    Ive run echo with hip throttle...never could get used to it. I guess its personal pref but i live the br550 tube myself.
  9. W.L.M.

    W.L.M. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    I ran hip throttle when I worked for my old man. However, both of my current bp's are tube throttle and I would never run a hip throttle again. I just feel like you have better control with the trigger of the tube throttle.
  10. rvpkanapsky

    rvpkanapsky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I like the tube throttle, but the wire always seems to come of the metal hanger on the tube

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