Engine running without being on seat

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by novat_99, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. novat_99

    novat_99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    The dealer just delivered my new 16/42 Mini Fastrak...it's raining, so I haven't been able to use it yet!

    I did have a quick question...I am able to start the engine without sitting on the seat?...is this normal?...I thought there was some sort of safety feature that cut off the engine while not seated.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,763

    You must be in the seat when the PTO is engaged and or the parking brakes are dis-engaged.
    So you can start and let the mower warm up and not be in the seat.

  3. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 480

    Is it really necessary to start and let the mower warm up?

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