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Old 04-26-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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I have a husqvarna push mower and the handle sits below my waist so I have to bend over a lot while I mow and it kills my back. It's at midthigh and I am 6' tall. I don't see a way to adjust it but it just seems crazy like this!



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And yes I have a steel cable for a pull cord. Lol

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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Unlikely. you would have to fabricate something.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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you posted all the wrong pics. side view of the lower handle/mower
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Looks like the lower handle may have been installed upside down? Hard to see.
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Looks like the lower handle may have been installed upside down? Hard to see.
I bought it used but its possible. Ill check out how to remove it next time I mow. The handle literally is below my private parts which kills my back especially on hills.
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you posted all the wrong pics. side view of the lower handle/mower
Ill take one next time I'm out in the shed.
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why dont you go to parts tree and see how it is supposed to be put together?
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why dont you go to parts tree and see how it is supposed to be put together?
Parts tree?
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There's no legitimate adjustment on those handles. They're cheap, and one-dimensional.

Get creative. A guy who connects a steel cable to the pull cord can come up with something!
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Not necessarily...

You should have two heights; take the handle apart and flip the bottom part over.
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It's not the length of the handle as much as it is the angle. I just mowed and forgot to take a picture but the metal bracket near the mower part does not adjust and looks welded in place. It seems like that piece would swivel a little to adjust for taller people but it does not appear so.
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Unfortunately, ergonomics never really caught on in the US. Industrial designers are still forced to design to percentiles and those of us taller or those of us shorter, so long as we can work something, do not get stuff designed for us but that is designed for a more common percentile of the population.

Garden equipment and tools are among the worst. At 6'2" I know exactly what you mean and do not get me talking about handles on things like snow shovels. My better half for many, many years was the closest thing to a tree-topper in her family stretching to a staggering 5'2". She also had small, proportionate hands. Nothing in the garden tool arena fit her either.

And you are right, it is usually not just the height on things like mowers, snowblowers, etc., it is those brackets that are welded and set the angle two low for us.
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Most of these have three heights. both the top and bottom sections can be turned over and should have a small arch one way or the other. Make sure both have the arch facing up and should help. Also look at the bottom where it attaches to the deck and you may have multiple slots there.
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You mean you can't take off the cotter pin and squeeze the handle inwards and flip it over?
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Get ahold of a 3/4" emt/conduit bender and bend the lower section until they're at the right height...........

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