safety shut-off on JD LX277

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by TEKracing37, May 29, 2008.

  1. TEKracing37

    TEKracing37 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    My Dad has a JD that when he goes in reverse it shuts the blades off. We realize it's for safety but, it drive him crazy...

    Can this be disconnected? If yes, how?


  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I am sure this can be disconnected, but without seeing the machine it would be hard for me to tell you how to do it. I have to agree that I would disconnect it if it wouldn't run blades in reverse...even my walk behind mower will run blades in reverse. In fear of liability I am not sure if someone on this forum would want to tell you how to disconnect.
  3. GringoJack

    GringoJack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a JD LX255. In order to keep the mower running when in reverse, you need to pull the PTO button up and hold it up until you have moved into reverse - then you can let it go. It is an annoyance at times, but once you get used to it, becomes habit.
  4. TEKracing37

    TEKracing37 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Thanks for the information....I'll have him try that.


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