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Brush Trimmer for Tall Users

Discussion in 'Hand Held Equipment and Tools' started by BB Sig, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. BB Sig

    BB Sig ArboristSite Operative

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    I've got a Stihl FS90R string trimmer that I've been using with a brush blade sparingly. I'm starting to use the blade more and it's time to step up to a bigger and better equipped trimmer.

    The Stihl trimmer has been reliable but I find it too short. I'm 6' tall and I have to bend over slightly to use it. Looking to get a longer and more powerful trimmer. No brand loyalty!
     
  2. sawfun

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    I'm 6' 2" and had no trouble with either my fs94, in the yard, fs250 for brush & blackberries, or the fs550 I had for anything. Vibes on the 250 are the only issue I've had. I always found they fit me well.
     
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    I've got a Husqvarna 555fx. It has a few different mounting options on the harness. There are positions on the back for M, L, and XL. I am 6' and the middle one works great. There are also 2 places to mount the support hook to the harness depending on whether you are cutting grass or trees. They say it should point slightly down for tree clearing and be closer to level for grass clearing...

    Maybe yours is not too short if it is pointing slightly down???
     
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    Iā€™m 6ā€™ 4ā€ and have no problem running the Shindaiwa cutters.
    Just adjust the handles up and it works well for me.


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