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Is running Hydro in reverse all day bad?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by casey, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. casey

    casey Guest
    Messages: 0

    We are cutting all lawns in reverse due to leaf mulching. Wondering if running the hydraulics in reverse for 7-8 hrs per day is detrimental or causes additional wear to the system? Thanks.

    Also, do you think there is a way of switching Exmark ECS controls so you squeeze to go forward & release for reverse. This would save forearm wear & tear for reverse cutting.
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    No, it shouldn't make any difference forward to reverse. I use my encore on leaves in reverse alot to get them ground up better.
  3. Big Bad Ram2500

    Big Bad Ram2500 Guest
    Messages: 0

    thats where i love my dixie full speed reverse:)
  4. casey

    casey Guest
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    Nobody has the technical expertise to answer this question?
    Is running in reverse all day, 7-8 hours hard on the hydraulics?
    Of coarse not dumb question!
    Please pick one.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    No. The answer is no. It's just like running in forward for miles and miles.
  6. casey

    casey Guest
    Messages: 0

    I just wanted to make sure.
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    The only thing you'll hurt is your forearm's and your neck! :)
  8. cp

    cp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I agree! It doesn't hurt a thing.....UH....OH....TREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
  9. FerrisDJB

    FerrisDJB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Get a couple sets of Gator blades. They'er alittle bit expensive but it sure beats looking over your shoulder all day, does one heck of a job on leafs. As far as running in reverse all day, hydros make no distinction between forward and reverse.

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