Balance XT Harness

Balance XT™ Harness designed for optimal weight distribution. The weight is distributed and balanced efficiently between the shoulders, hips, chest and back. The wide padded shoulder straps also spread the load over large areas which reduces the load on the shoulders and can be adjusted for a customized fit for men and women with the ability raise or lower the joining strap. A shock-absorbing hip pad with a traveling connection means that the machine can be maneuvered with fewer body movements and can be set for trimming or clearing angles. The hip pad also has a safety release within easy reach, so that the cutter can be detached with a simple action.

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$ 86.45

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Features for Balance XT Harness

  • Body shaped backplate for support. Can be adjusted in three different positions to fit different body sizes.

  • The shoulder straps follows the movements of the shoulders and gives an improved weight distribution.

  • Adjustable chest plate in two different positions. In lower position the load is transferred from the shoulders to the hip, and the pressure over the chest is reduced. The reduced pressure over the chest is an important benefit for women.

  • Travelling connection requires less energy when working and can be connected in a grass- or forest position.

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Product reviews for Balance XT Harness

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Comfortable, solid construction Note: I purchased the XT harness separately; the 343FR comes with the Balance X harness. The rigid back really helps, and the adjustment for the operator’s height is very welcome, since after an hour with a land-clearing saw on uneven terrain, one size does NOT fit all. I could do without the warning sign riveted to the back (“Stay back 50 feet”). Unfortunately, Husqvarna’s design fails to incorporate a feature I feel is essential for comfort: independent controls for the height and for the position of the pad. The height of the equipment hook is primarily dependent on the operator’s height. For comfort, the pad must needs be rotated and rest on the operator’s thigh, not the hip, else on every sweep the handle and/or shaft hits the operator’s leg. The pad cannot be rotated towards the front too much, as this tilts the pad, and, when combined with the weight of the machine skews the pad and it digs into my thigh. I’m 6’1”, 170 lb., and cannot make the harness truly comfortable---even simple carrying it is uncomfortable. Changing my cutting style from machine rotation (via the arms) to hip rotation (as in some U-Tube videos) provides some relief, but at the expense of speed and precision. I wish they put out a DVD on the harness (as well as tips by real users on machine operation). August 5, 2012
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