Rmo A Big Pain?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mike lane lawn care, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i know that most people on here use a ZTR or a walkbehind, so i'm not looking to get into a tractor vs. ZTR debate. does anyone with a tractor have the RMO(reverse mowing option) on their tractors? is there a way to bypass it? or is it not a huge problem?
  2. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    I bought a Craftsman DLT2000 three years ago and it will cut in reverse. I do not have to push any buttons or move any levers to do so. My neighbor had a ne John Deere and has to push a button to over-ride the cutting in reverse. It sucks.
  3. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 450

    Avoid it like the plague. I've used my uncle's John Deere with the RMO option that you have to push a button and like dtelawncare said, "it sucks".
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I've seen some where if you find the switch and break off the lever on the side, it won't engage and shut off, just check the switch and see witch way it goes.
  5. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    it isn't the push button type. you turn a key when the electric PTO is engaged and it allows reverse cutting until the next time that you turn the PTO off and back on. until i get used to it, everytime i go in reverse, and i didn't turn the key, the engine shuts off.
  6. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    let me start by saying "never do this!!!!!":hammerhead: bypassing the switch depends on what type of saftey device it is, but usually with a good test light and voltmeter, it's not too difficult to bypass. figure out what input needs to be present for the blades to engage (ground or power) and figure out a way to keep it there. i have done several for myself, grandfather, and a friend. i don't know you, but if you have common sense, the saftey switch is silly as you should be paying attention to what you are doing anyway. oh yeah, never stick a hand/foot/head under the deck when the blades are engaged.:hammerhead: why does our legal system insist on preventing natural selection from being allowed to work? Darwin wasn't wrong.

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