View Full Version : Disconnected Safety?

04-01-2002, 08:42 PM
How many of you guys disconnect the safety swithches (blades and trans) on their mowers. I personally like them, but I know alot of guys who take them off first thing with a new mower. Am I alone here?

04-01-2002, 08:58 PM
I keep mine in working order at all times. You never know when you will wish you had.

04-01-2002, 09:01 PM
closed up the opc on my tbar to allow for 3 point or zero turns by pulling machine back as well as moving the beck up going over bumps.

04-01-2002, 09:03 PM
I keep mine.. How will the insurance look when they find that out?

04-01-2002, 09:14 PM
With all the ambulance chasers and osha inspectors running around today?

04-01-2002, 09:22 PM
Had to bypass the one for the seat on the one my wife uses @ home she is to short legged
& not heavy enough don't stay on the seat properly the mower cuts out on bumps.all others are OEM.

04-01-2002, 09:23 PM
Keep them. I did have to jumper seat switch when it failed and mower would not start.


04-01-2002, 09:29 PM
Had to jump ones on handles after pressure wash
to get back on trailer after they dried it works fine took me 20min. @ car wash to figure why the thing would not keep running what a dork.

04-01-2002, 09:31 PM
I used to take them off but around the mid - late 90's most of them were not a simple unplug to disable. Now with employees also theres no way I'm risking someone chopping their foot off when they go to pick up some trash and slip towards the discharge. In short leave them on.

bubble boy
04-01-2002, 10:32 PM
youre not alone, i dont mind them either.

you get used to having them, although if you dont run the safety when you use a machine with them its real annoying.

when i worked for a lco we used to bypass them. he was a paranoid guy, can't believe he let us do that-insurance and all.

04-03-2002, 03:56 PM
I keep mine in working order all the time. They are there for safety reason. It never bother me and it gives me the peace of mind that I am being safer.

Turf Technologies
04-03-2002, 04:56 PM
Well ours was pulled off, and the few times i had to go running after the machine when the locks slipped from our Lecso WB really gets your heart pumping.Or when one lock slips and your holding on for dear life going in circles. Wish they where still on.

John Allin
04-03-2002, 05:09 PM
We insist that they stay hooked up.

04-03-2002, 05:19 PM
Ive tricked one to keep the mower operable while I awaited a working replacement part. It was a "safety" risk I had to take. I wouldn't bypass a safety feature for any other reason.