Revers on 36 eXmark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Michianamowpros, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Michianamowpros

    Michianamowpros LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 11

    How does reverse normally work on these units I just about one used and in reverse you have to pull it backwards is this normal could use of input please thanks in advance
     
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    It's called reverse assist. You have to help it reverse. I don't use it much and it really don't work all that well.
     
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    I own one of these mowers and like rvsuper said, it is reverse assist. You must pull backwards on the unit to get it to move. In my opinion, it's of little to no use. God help you if you get it trapped in a tight area nose down on a slope. Call a tow truck.
     
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    YOU ARE JOKING I HOPE. Now thats a piece o crap machine!
     
  5. Michianamowpros

    Michianamowpros LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 11

    Do the hydros have a better reverse
     
  6. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Oh yeah! full power reverse.
     
  7. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    Yeah get used to it. Reverse assist is not much of an assistance. You are almost beeter off putting it in neutral and pulling back. Hydros have a true reverse.
     
  8. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,795

    Squeeze your grips half way thats neutral and you can stay in gear.
     
  9. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I have an Exmark Metro HP 36. On belt drives it is REVERSE ASSIST, which basically means DON'T EVEN BOTHER kicking the gear shifter to "R", just use the gripper to put it in NEUTRAL and then pull it back. You get real good at using any sort of slope to help you back it up. Takes some planning, but after awhile you do it without even thinking. HYDRO full power reverse is SWEET but not worth the extra $ FOR MY SITUATION.


    Mike
     
  10. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    Seems like you've never used a belt drive before?
     

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