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Trimmers for 6'3" guys

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by milkie62, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    I am not really complaining but it would be nice if there was a trimmer that I could stand up to use.Any brand out there that is made for us taller guys ?
  2. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Ya! I am 6'4" and I agree with you 100% I might sound like I am whining, but my back aches every day when I am done mowing, and it's cuz of my trimmer, and I've always thought about inventing something that you could attach to te trimmer to make it easier for taller people, but idk...
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  3. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Yeah it's just that little bit of a bend in my back that is the killer.Standing up straight would be such a joy.
  4. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,441

    The Tanaka TBC-260PFL is the only trimmer on the market for tall guys.
  5. kipper

    kipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    Try the Stihl KM 110 (Kombi) with an extension and use the weedeater head. I have done this before to cut a ditch.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Practice, also it may be necessary to balance your trimmer, perhaps
    if you move the left-hand handle back up the trimmer a bit, towards
    the throttle?
  7. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    The tanaka is great. it is about 15" longer than a regular trimmer.
  8. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,441

    I'm thinking the guys who first designed string trimmers were some short
    Japanese dudes ... and they designed the length of the trimmers to suit themselves.
  9. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    YUP! Scoot that baby up! not a fix-all, but it helps
  10. socallawndude

    socallawndude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    ADjusting the handle definitely makes a difference...Im 6'3" and use an echo and suffered for some time before I figured that out

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