Center steer vs. Over the Lap steer

Discussion in 'Great Dane' started by punisher1, May 1, 2003.

  1. punisher1

    punisher1 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 20

    Can anyone advise if there are any advantages / disadvantages on the center steer vs. over the lap steer, such as does one give more control of motion. I ahev a slight problem with carpal tunnel and am concerned that this might not go well with the center steer.
     
  2. nor'easter1

    nor'easter1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    CENTER STEER WOULD BE THE CONTROL FOR YOU. AFTER GETTING USED TO THE FEEL YOU WILL END UP DRIVING THE UNIT WITH ONE HAND ANYWAY. THE ADVANTAGE OF CENTER CONTROL IS THAT IT STAYS THERE ALL THE TIME VERSUS THE EXTRA MOVE OF MOVING THE LAP HANDLES OUT TO YOU CAN CLIMB OFF THE MACHINE. CENTER CONTROLS HAVE A VERY SIMPLE ADVANTAGE OVER LAP HANDLES CONTROL EASE, AND LESS PARTS MEANING THAT AFTER A WHILE WITH ALL OF THE VIBRATION TAHT A MOWER PRODUCES I HAVE SEEN THE EXTRA SCREWS THAT ARE NEEDED TO HOLD THE LAP HANDLES ON BECOME LOOSE AND IF ONE POPS OFF YOU WILL NEVER FIND IT WHILE MOWING.
     
  3. Bill Baltzer

    Bill Baltzer Great Dane Representative
    from NC
    Posts: 41

    Well said by Nor'Easter. Another advantage is shoulder fatigue from holding your arms extended outward with the over the lap handles. This concern does not exist with the center steer, your arm rest comfortably on your leg as you drive.

    Thanks,
    Bill
     

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