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Old 03-28-2006, 10:31 PM
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Exclamation Rmo A Big Pain?

i know that most people on here use a ZTR or a walkbehind, so i'm not looking to get into a tractor vs. ZTR debate. does anyone with a tractor have the RMO(reverse mowing option) on their tractors? is there a way to bypass it? or is it not a huge problem?
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:57 PM
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I bought a Craftsman DLT2000 three years ago and it will cut in reverse. I do not have to push any buttons or move any levers to do so. My neighbor had a ne John Deere and has to push a button to over-ride the cutting in reverse. It sucks.
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:01 PM
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i know that most people on here use a ZTR or a walkbehind, so i'm not looking to get into a tractor vs. ZTR debate. does anyone with a tractor have the RMO(reverse mowing option) on their tractors? is there a way to bypass it? or is it not a huge problem?

Avoid it like the plague. I've used my uncle's John Deere with the RMO option that you have to push a button and like dtelawncare said, "it sucks".
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:09 PM
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I've seen some where if you find the switch and break off the lever on the side, it won't engage and shut off, just check the switch and see witch way it goes.
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:45 PM
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I bought a Craftsman DLT2000 three years ago and it will cut in reverse. I do not have to push any buttons or move any levers to do so. My neighbor had a ne John Deere and has to push a button to over-ride the cutting in reverse. It sucks.
it isn't the push button type. you turn a key when the electric PTO is engaged and it allows reverse cutting until the next time that you turn the PTO off and back on. until i get used to it, everytime i go in reverse, and i didn't turn the key, the engine shuts off.
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let me start by saying "never do this!!!!!" bypassing the switch depends on what type of saftey device it is, but usually with a good test light and voltmeter, it's not too difficult to bypass. figure out what input needs to be present for the blades to engage (ground or power) and figure out a way to keep it there. i have done several for myself, grandfather, and a friend. i don't know you, but if you have common sense, the saftey switch is silly as you should be paying attention to what you are doing anyway. oh yeah, never stick a hand/foot/head under the deck when the blades are engaged. why does our legal system insist on preventing natural selection from being allowed to work? Darwin wasn't wrong.
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