switching grears on a walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenClips, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. GreenClips

    GreenClips LawnSite Member
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    I just bought my first commercial walk behind lawn mower don't know much about it. Can you shift between gears while you are mowing?
     
  2. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes u can there there is no problem with shifting gears while your cutting
    alex
     
  3. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I Beg To Differ It Really Depends On What Kind Of Machine You Have
     
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    All the gear drive walkbehinds Ive own you had to stop and shift gears. These transmissions are not like a car. I own a Scag and a Toro.

    wayne
     
  5. GreenClips

    GreenClips LawnSite Member
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    I have a Toro proline classic belt drive 36
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    you can keep moving, just pull on the handles till you are in neutral, shif gears and keep going. No need to come to a complete halt. Just dont try to get it to shift while its in gear.
     
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    If its a T-Bar control just let the handle rest in the neutral postion. If its a pistol grip, you can squeeze the handles on each side and take your knee and move the gear selector to the gear you desire

    wayne
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the tranny is engaged (clutches out) you can damage the shift keys inside the tranny. As long as the tranny is freewheeling it is safe regardless of whether the mower is moving or not.
     
  9. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mowboy - you made post #2 on this thread saying you make a boat load of money ----- Are you reporting it and paying taxes like most of us on this site that consider mowing a business, or are you just doing a cash deal and cheating all the tax payers in the USA.
     
  10. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    Excuse me Moyboy - It is in your signature line that you make boatloads of money - are you insured, do you pay taxes, etc or do you just cheat the economy? You owe this site a response, and you owe this site an honest response. How old are you (I am guessing between 13-17?)
     

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