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Wb w/ Belt drive mower ??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowgli, May 31, 2006.

  1. Mowgli

    Mowgli LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    For many of you who used belt drive wb mower, How does it work when you go down steep hill? Do you have to change it to the lower gear or something.
    How do you keep the mower from running away that what I'm try to say?
    If you have to shift it to the lower gear before you go down the steep hill, do you have to come to a complete stop?
  2. baja4wd

    baja4wd LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 65

    Squeeze both handles to brake it down, works well for me. I don't shift down, just keep trucking and use the brakes on the hills and when making sharp turns.
  3. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    I go to a lower gear...2nd or even 1st...depending on how steep the hill is. This keeps the mower from running away from me....I also pull back hard on the tbar for breaks.

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