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Stihl Kombi System - Srtimmer to short.

Afternoon everyone.

Am I the only one that finds strimming with a kombi system hard work? I always seem to find myself slightly bent over or with the kombi unit in my armpit to get a good working angle. 

The shaft on the strimmer seems to sort for me (i'm 6ft), can anyone help me come up with a solution.





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  • PRO

    Try to move the loop handle up the shaft nearer to the motor. Might affect the balance of the machine though. Failing that cut off your feet!

    • PRO

      I quite like my feet! Rather attached to them in fact. I've moved the loop handle but still don't get on. Perhaps my arms need stretching


  • PRO

    Im 6 3 and have never had a problem when I used a kombi. Maybe your loop handle is too far down the shaft.

  • PRO

    Yep, I'm 6 foot and find I bend my back slightly. I've found using the Stihl harness helps - for flat strimming I let the adjustment loop drop so the strimmer head angle is more flat, another way to describe is the kombi head is lower but supported by the harness. For inverted edging I lift it, still supported by the harness. 

    Makes a lot of difference over a day.

  • I'm 5'11'' and I use my Kombi with an Oregon harness which is adjustable to a comfortable height. Having said that, I have replaced the Stihl loop handle with what I consider to be a far superior U shaped handle from an old Ryobi strimmer, so maybe that helps!

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