What is "pistol grip"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lithnights, May 12, 2007.

  1. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I've read a couple posts about "pistol grip" and was wondering exactly what that means. I did a search and have scanned through dozens of threads looking for a description or picture to help me understand but have been unsuccessful. I have a Gravely 36 PRO. Is that considered pistol grip or not?

    And what is the advantages/disadvantages of pistol grip? I may have to replace my Gravely very soon and want to know whether to look for or avoid pistol grip.

  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    the handles on this mower are "Pistol Grip"

  4. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    Its the thingy you squeeze. If you get a chance, try out the toro t-bar WB's instead of a pistol grip. They're pretty nice.

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  5. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    Unless it's a pro-steer then it's a pistol grip machine. Pro-steer works like the sticks on a ZTR.

    Disadvantage; squeezing all day long, chance of getting carpal tunnel syndrome.
  6. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    OK, makes perfect sense. I indeed do have pistol grips on my Gravely then. I could see how using them hours a day, day after day could cause pain or carpal tunnel issues. I guess as a homeowner I obviously don't notice it as much.

    I guess my next question is what exactly does a T- bar look like? I guess I'll go do a search for that. I'll look up Toro t-bar...

    Thanks all!
  7. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    T bar right here bro

    Also...Wells is right on with Carpal Tunnel ..... be careful!!

  8. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Daily Double!!!!

    The handlebars on a walk behind commercial mower, usually pointed downward at a slight angle can be called this????????

    Ill take lawnmowers for for $400. please
  9. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    What is Pistol Grip!!????

    American made beer for $800
  10. lithnights

    lithnights LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Got it. Now I'm wondering how you actually turn with a tbar. It looks like one single bar rather than two grips obviously. I guess I'll go to my local dealership and take a look at some point. Probably easier to see it in person to understand how it actually works.

    Thanks all.

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