user friendly walk behind???

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by THEoneandonlyLawnRanger, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. THEoneandonlyLawnRanger

    THEoneandonlyLawnRanger LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    My really like my JD HD75 walkbehind except for the controls, my hands arent that big and when i open up the speed control it pushes my levers so far down i can barely grab them with my finger tips, its hell on my hands and 3-4 hours workin it leaves my hands tingling for a day or 2, What walk behinds do you think are the most "user friendly" as in how comfortable they are to operate, I've heard of some having Pistol grips that are comfortable?
  2. Itzkcatz

    Itzkcatz LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 193

    Exmark turf tracer with ecs controls, get a 60 inch with a 23 horse kohler, i love mine
  3. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

  4. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    Exmark ECS for sure. I always wear gloves too.
  5. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    Hustler h-bar controls
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    After years of numb pistol grip hands, I switched to a Toro T-bar, what a relief.
  7. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    I forgot about the t-bar. I have one and they're really easy on the hands. Although, doing a true zero-turn is a little tough because pulling back on one side and pushing forward on the other is hard while the handle bars are swinging around. They are comfortable, though.
  8. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    ecs is the way to go.

    how do you lift the frontend on the h-bar system?
  9. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    ECS. Used my dads friend's 48" Viking, piece of cake and felt MUCH better then pistols.
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    T bar gets my vote also


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