Disconnected Safety?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jrodgers, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. jrodgers

    jrodgers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    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?
     
  2. jmcooper

    jmcooper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I keep mine in working order at all times. You never know when you will wish you had.
     
  3. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    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.
     
  4. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 749

    I keep mine.. How will the insurance look when they find that out?
     
  5. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 678

    With all the ambulance chasers and osha inspectors running around today?
     
  6. kroll

    kroll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    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.
     
  7. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Keep them. I did have to jumper seat switch when it failed and mower would not start.

    Mark
     
  8. kroll

    kroll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    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.
     
  9. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 623

    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.
     
  10. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    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.
     

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