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Old 04-20-2009, 08:57 PM
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operating ZTR's with one hand

Is anybody here able to safely steer & turn a ZTR unit with just one hand? Hills/slopes too? If so, why do manufacturers put two handles (one for each hand) on ZTR mowers?

I know this sounds like a dumb question, but I have my reasons. Check out http://www.z-spray.com.

Seems users of the above product say they can safely & easilly manuuever it with just one hand. We tried for 2 1/2 hours, but we still could not do it.

rscvp, thanks
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:13 PM
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yes, I do it every time i use my country clipper. only because it only has one joy stick. I love it .If I need to hold back a branch or take a drink of ice tea it is great.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:30 PM
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All the time. Actually it is relaxing. I guess I am too used to running a Walker.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:50 PM
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its pretty easy until you have to do a 360, then i need two hands!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:11 PM
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I can cut with one hand.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:14 PM
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its pretty easy until you have to do a 360, then i need two hands!
Yeah, same here..

I can do it till there is alot to mow around or alot of turns, then I go to 2 hands..
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:26 PM
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Yes i can when I am holding a beer in one hand that is the only logical way to operate a ztr.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:33 PM
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Yes I can...... But safely???? If an animal ran in front of me or something, I would probably end up going in a direction that I wasn't planning on going. So I use 2 hands a good majority of the time.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:40 PM
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I usually use both hands, but as has been said before, when holding a branch, or taking a swig of WATER, I'll use one hand. As long as the turns aren't too sharp, it's ok. If an animal runs out in front of you, PULL BACK AND STOP.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:15 PM
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1 hand?!? Bah! I can push the levers forward, and because they don't return to neutral on my Kubota, I can pull out the latest issue of Turf and read while I mow!

But seriously, I only use 1 hand when I am in a wide open area or when I am getting a drink. I only use 0 hands when I am fending off branches, but I go really slowly.
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