Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fastcat, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    i demoed a sentar 52 in today and i noticed that the dealer always cut the motor off at full throttle. they said that it is to prevent back fireing. i always thought that you idle down all the way for a couple seconds then turn off the motor. which way is the right way.
  2. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,156

    i always throttle down...i actually get off my mower and let it idle at lowest rpm for about 15 sec. while i raise the trailer gate, then I shut it off...

    Also, I engage and disengage the blades at mid-throttle, i've heard this is much easier on the clutch

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