Throttle on blower nozzle or not?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmik, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. dmik

    dmik LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I realize this is a matter of preference, but I am buying my first back pack blower, and I was wondering if there are any major drawbacks (or advantages) for the two types of backpack blower throttle mounts.

  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We have Stihl's which have the tube mounted throttle. We use to have a Echo with the separate throttle and tube. It gets in the way when in tight areas. We prefer the tube mounted throttle.
  3. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    We run all Echos and I gave the option to the guys b4 buying new ones this fall and they all opted for the seperate throttle control away from the nozzle
  4. PLI1

    PLI1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I prefer tube mounted throttle. I've had both.
  5. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    I have a RedMax 7001 and it is a hip throttle. I like it a lot, because i dont have to be careful where and how i drop the tube. Imagine if you accidentaly run it over with a mower. It will cost you a lot more than just replacing a plastic tube.

    Also, what are you going to do with the left hand if your right hand is doing everything?


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