Mower engagement

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by coolbrze, May 14, 2008.

  1. coolbrze

    coolbrze LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 133

    I've got a Bobcat walk behind w/ 17 Hp Kawasaki on it and have seen some discussion on whether or not it's best to engage the mower lever while at low or high throttle. Thanks in advance and I bought it used and don't have an owners manual to look it up in...
  2. btnj47

    btnj47 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I also have a bobcat 48" w/b I looked in my manual and it doesent say anything about it. I do it at full throttle and never had a problem for the last 3 yrs. hope this helps.
  3. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    my scag turf tiger, i engage on half rpm's and once the blades engage, full throttle. i've heard both ways, but if i try at low rpm, will stall, especially if cold. i have the driveshaft on mine, so i don't know if that makes a difference.

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