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Putting a grasshopper mower into neutral??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by splishh, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. splishh

    splishh LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Can someone please tell me how to put a grasshopper 700 series into neutral so I can push it into the garage??? I am blowing snow with it and one of the safety switches freezes up and I can't get the mower started until it sits into the garage and warms up. HELP!
     
  2. splishh

    splishh LawnSite Member
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    Testing this thread....still waiting for an answer.
     
  3. Pat'sPerfectLawnService

    Pat'sPerfectLawnService LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    i wish i had an awserner for you, but unfortenely i dont. good luck
     
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I'm not sure on the grasshopper's but there should be a screw like thing (not sure what to call it exactly) that you will loosen on the hydro pump. You will loosen it a couple turns and it will put the pump into a neutral position. There should be the screw like thing on both pumps, once you loosen each one, then the mower should be in a neutral postion.
     
  5. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    Start lookin in the owners manual. If you don't have one, is there an online version? With my Walker I can find it on the walker site.
     
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,450

    Couldn't find an online manual.

    Look for a lever on the side of the hydro pump. There should be a control
    that moves back and forth and will lock in at least one of these
    positions.

    Send me a PM if you don't find it.

    Oldtimer
     
  7. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    Its in neutral when the bars are in the middle.

    To make it easy to push into the garage you need to disengage the hydro pumps.
     
  8. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 726

    just cut the wires on each side of the safety switch and join them together, i bypass my all my safety switches this way
     
  9. qball98

    qball98 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    I think you are wanting to release the pumps so it will roll when you push it. If that is what you are wanting to do then there is a large nut on the side of the pumps to allow them to bypass. If I remember correctly on the 700 series it is on the the side of the pump opposite where the control arm is located. There is one on each pump and they both need to be released. I think it is takes a 5/8 wrench and you only need to back it out about 1 turn. Some of them have a hole through them where you can use a small screwdriver to turn it also. After you have moved it don't forget to tighten it up again before you try and drive it. When you tighten it it only needs to be snug it you tighten it to much it can cause damage. When you try and roll it make sure the brakes are off or it still will not roll even with the pumps released.

    Hope that helps
     
  10. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    Excellent advice.

    DO NOT REMOVE THE NUT OR YOUR HYDRO FLUID WILL SPILL OUT!
     

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