How do you bypass the seat safety switch on Husq PZ?

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  1. Federal Lawn Company

    Federal Lawn Company LawnSite Member
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    Ok...I've made a jumper and bypassed my seat safety cut-off on my Lazer, and I did the same for my new PZ 60 the other day but it must have another gremlin they threw in to make it harder to do it. It'll start, but when you engage the PTO it kills it. I'm thinking maybe it could be a ground or something. Has anyone figured it out yet? PLEASE let me know...I hate having to brake and disengage the PTO a million times in these huge cemeteries to pick up little stuff that I come across. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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    Why would you want to do that? Just the pto off and engauge the parking brake, then you can get off the mowere while the engine is running.
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  3. Federal Lawn Company

    Federal Lawn Company LawnSite Member
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    I have to do it a hundred times, just on ONE of my cemeteries, which takes 3 days of just riding to cut. Even picking up stuff ahead of time, there's always a bunch of small hidden stuff that I have to get up..little flowers and things, that turn into a dozen if it's mulched. It's a lot of wear and tear on the PTO clutch and belts....believe me, if you cut the props I do, you'd be doing the same thing.
    -David
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can't you just use one of those pickup grabber tool thingys? I keep one on my lazer for trash and sticks.
     
  5. Federal Lawn Company

    Federal Lawn Company LawnSite Member
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    but most of the time it's 5-10 pieces the size of a nickel and you'd never get it done....it has to be done by hand. The grabber is good for the larger stuff, and I also have one of those multi-pronged stabbers, and I used both of them when I had my Wright Stander with a barrel strapped to it, and it worked for the larger stuff, but you'd spend your LIFETIME trying to fiddle with the little stuff with a grabber when you can just get off the mower and pinch it out of the grass by hand. Here's a pic of what I picked up after a recent storm...filled up that huge dumpster, PLUS THREE grave-burial vaults....and trust me, you couldn't IMAGINE how many things are in there the size of a nickel. Maybe this'll help everyone understand what I'm up against. This was FIVE DAYS worth of picking up!

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  6. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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    Why cant I just read the whole post....... Now it makes comeplete sense! You pto would thank you too
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  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ooooh. And picking everything up first is too time consuming? I can't imagine having to deal with that.
     
  8. Federal Lawn Company

    Federal Lawn Company LawnSite Member
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    he he he! Yeah, and my arm feels like the arm on a Vegas slot machine from all the times pulling the parking brake and hitting the PTO! I thought that pic would get my point across! These pics show just PART of ONE of the three cemeteries I maintain. There's another whole garden not shown in these pics. Any volunteers? *smile*
    -David

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  9. Federal Lawn Company

    Federal Lawn Company LawnSite Member
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    ...But there's ALWAYS stuff hidden in the weeds and sandspurs that you can walk right by and not see until you turn around. I buried my 22 year old son out there in 2007, so it's a labor of love, trust me.
    -David
     
  10. JimQ

    JimQ LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, the seat switch connector in the harness is a tamper resistant connector. When you unplug the switch, it has a small plunger that is released and connects the two conductors together. look at the end of the connector, you'll see what I mean.

    The easiest way is to pull the switch out of the seat and wrap some electrical tape around it to hold the plunger in. It just fools the system into thinking there is someone in the seat.

    That being said, I suppose it might be even easier to just cut one of the wires going to the switch and tape it off.

    Q
     

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