What type of controls...Toro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by C & T Landscaping, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Whats better to use on a Toro walk behind? The T-Bar or the pistol grips. The pistol grips look easier but they say the T-bar "increases productivity and is ergonomically designed to reduce activation force. Unique operator presence control disengages blades and returns unit to neutral without engine kill."

    "" is off the Toro website.
  2. brodo374

    brodo374 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I have used both and would not consider anthing but the T-Bar system. Even have friends who started out with pistol grips and have changed to T-Bar.
  3. CaptPat

    CaptPat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    I have the T-bar style and really like them.
  4. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Same here. If I were you, I wouldn't even consider a pisol grip. I have both right now and the T bar is just so much better in everyway. Its more precise, so much easier on your hands, you can use one hand if you want, and because of the resolution in the tbar, I find it a LOT easier to reduce any tearing of the lawn on tighter turns.

    Personally, I think the tbar is the best thing since sliced bread.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No doubt, I don't understand WHY the Toro corporation would even CONSIDER making pistol grip mowers, wtF LOL
    craziest thing when they've got the dang patent on T-bar, reason why they're the only company that makes those,
    but this thing with the toro pistol grips has been going on a long time...

    Oh well, get the T-bar.
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    i agree-the t bar is the way to go
  7. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Okay thanks everybody for the replies. I will put these into consideration.
  8. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    Another vote for the T-Bar. I used it for years and love it. One hand operating with ease. Leaves you free to use the other hand to shift, float the deck, pick your nose, whatever you want.
  9. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    Go with the T bar your wrists will thank you
  10. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    T bar is easier to use and with pistol grips you WILL mess your hands up on walls or fences guaranteed.

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