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Hi, new to the forum, so I have a simple (i hope) question.
I'd like to be able to cut in reverse on a Yard Machine mower. Can I disconnect the carb solenoid and have this happen? Or what do I do instead.:D
 

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Hi, Butcho, and welcome to the forum.

The carb solenoid has nothing to do with travel of your mower. When you turn your key off it blocks the intake into the cylinder to prevent an after-fire situation in your muffler from the unburnt fuel.

Most mowers have a safety that prevents you from mowing in reverse. A few of them have a 2 way switch that allows you to manually let the mower mow in reverse without dying. However, if your machine didn't come with this option it is against forum rules to discuss removing any safety feature installed on a mower. Would hate to see someone get the info on how to bypass one of these safeties and subsequently injure a bystander or pet while operating the machine in a fashion for which it was not designed.

My John Deere mower has a switch to engage the blades. If I want to mow in reverse the design of the switch lets me pull it up and the blades will continue to operate while in reverse. That, I assume, is to create an awareness of your movement and check for anything behind you.
 

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Thanx, Brad, After posting I kinda figured the post was out of line. Good forum,though, I'll be back, for sure
 

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ZTRs mow in reverse by definition. You push forward on one stick and that side goes forward. both sticks; you go forward. one stick forward, one back; you go in circles. Both sticks back; you are mowing in reverse.

Dumb tractors...
 

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ZTRs mow in reverse by definition. You push forward on one stick and that side goes forward. both sticks; you go forward. one stick forward, one back; you go in circles. Both sticks back; you are mowing in reverse.

Dumb tractors...
Not so loud. We gotta keep that hush-hush, or else the self-proclaimed protectors of ourselves, the destroyers of personal responsibility and frequently freedom, will enact some legilation to prevent them from mowing in reverse too.

Nothing is fool-proof to the sufficiently talented fool.
 

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Not so loud. We gotta keep that hush-hush,..
Oh, you have not heard?

Fox News Alert: Effective Jan 2011 ZTRs will be equipped with an audible beeping alarm to alert bystanders when one wheel is rotating in the opposite direction of the other thus indicating the mower maybe turning quickly in a new direction.

The sounds of a busy truck loading dock coming to a neighborhood near you! :eek:

I'm kidding! :D
 

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Oh, you have not heard?

Fox News Alert: Effective Jan 2011 ZTRs will be equipped with an audible beeping alarm to alert bystanders when one wheel is rotating in the opposite direction of the other thus indicating the mower maybe turning quickly in a new direction.

The sounds of a busy truck loading dock coming to a neighborhood near you! :eek:

I'm kidding! :D
I actually thought about this as a possible alternative to the lockout solution. A backup beeper. What's next? Mirrors?
 

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Oh, you have not heard?

Fox News Alert: Effective Jan 2011 ZTRs will be equipped with an audible beeping alarm to alert bystanders when one wheel is rotating in the opposite direction of the other thus indicating the mower maybe turning quickly in a new direction.

The sounds of a busy truck loading dock coming to a neighborhood near you! :eek:

I'm kidding! :D
You know, that's not that difficult to believe, and that's truly scary. Of course, now that you've posted it, the chances of it actually happening have increased at least tenfold, for surely at least one of those aforementioned "protectors" will catch wind of it, and believe it to be the will of the sheeple, er, I mean, people.
 
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