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Old 10-20-2001, 07:35 PM
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Is running Hydro in reverse all day bad?

We are cutting all lawns in reverse due to leaf mulching. Wondering if running the hydraulics in reverse for 7-8 hrs per day is detrimental or causes additional wear to the system? Thanks.

Also, do you think there is a way of switching Exmark ECS controls so you squeeze to go forward & release for reverse. This would save forearm wear & tear for reverse cutting.
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Old 10-20-2001, 08:11 PM
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No, it shouldn't make any difference forward to reverse. I use my encore on leaves in reverse alot to get them ground up better.
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Old 10-20-2001, 09:16 PM
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thats where i love my dixie full speed reverse
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Old 10-21-2001, 11:21 PM
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Nobody has the technical expertise to answer this question?
Is running in reverse all day, 7-8 hours hard on the hydraulics?
Of coarse not dumb question!
Please pick one.
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Old 10-22-2001, 12:12 AM
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No. The answer is no. It's just like running in forward for miles and miles.

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Old 10-22-2001, 12:28 AM
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I just wanted to make sure.
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Old 10-22-2001, 06:40 PM
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The only thing you'll hurt is your forearm's and your neck!
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Old 10-22-2001, 11:28 PM
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I agree! It doesn't hurt a thing.....UH....OH....TREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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Old 10-25-2001, 01:44 AM
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Gator Blades

Get a couple sets of Gator blades. They'er alittle bit expensive but it sure beats looking over your shoulder all day, does one heck of a job on leafs. As far as running in reverse all day, hydros make no distinction between forward and reverse.
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