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Im looking for opinions on blade clutches. Personally I like the mechanical, push a lever and its done type deal. Its nice to be able to just be gentle on the lever, not throttle down the engine, especially if you are engaging the blades IN high or wet grass. The electronic PTO just seems like something else to break! and in all honesty, pushing/pulling a button, is about the same as moving a lever in my book.

Thoughts? maybe Im missing something on why electric is better, advantages I am unaware of?


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Newark, Ohio
I am not sure which is better per say. I know the guy i used to work had mechanical blade clutch. My mowers have Electric PTO. I dont notice a difference as far as operational fatigue or anything. The one difference is the $45 PTO switch I had to replace last summer. That hurt...

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