mower wont stop!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnfreak09, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. lawnfreak09

    lawnfreak09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    i picked up a used hydro bobcat ransom today overall the mower is in great shape but for some reason when it is in the neutral position it is wanting to go backwards. Makes it kind of hard to run when you cant stop it. This is my first w/b and played with the adjustments a little but couldn't get it right. Anybody had this problem before on a w/b
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No but I'm pretty sure it has to do with the stick's "neutral adjustment," it varies from one machine to the next, best thing
    I can think of is see if you can download a pdf manual (service, owner's, or both) for that mower from their web site.

    Or you might be able to figure it out by looking at the control stick(s), there should be some
    kind of a way to make said adjustment somewhere near the control's pivot point.

    You'd still want to see about getting a manual, thou, it really helps.

    I would further recommend, not for this problem per se, but change the hydraulic oil and filter for sure,
    then along with all other periodic maintenance, unless you have records of that maintenance I would
    go ahead and get everything as up-to-date as you can.

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    I think that means that your right and left turn levers, which is your reverse as well when squeezing both is staying in a very slightly squeezed position...and this is why when you shift into neutral to lets say pick up a piece of trash mowing, the mower will back up.
  4. burge19

    burge19 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    Yeah mine wants to go go forward and we have to mess with the adjustments every year also i have an exmark and the ecs handles and the nuetral sticks get loose sometimes and makes the levers want to go forward a little
  5. lawnfreak09

    lawnfreak09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    so i need to just keep messing with it till i find the (sweet) spot?
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    post some pics of the controls and levers of the mower if you can.

    I'm pretty sure it's the levers not being in the right spot when your not touching them..

    I would assume it would need a loosening of a nut or something on both levers.
  7. lawnfreak09

    lawnfreak09 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I will get some pic on tomorrow and see what you think. thanks

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