Wright Stander Safety Switch Disable

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TheChiefsLawnCare, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    Anybody know how to disable the safety switch that is on the foot platform (where you stand). Its such a pita to be cutting and then u move your feet and the engine starts to kill and blades stop turning because u shifted to much weight to the back of the platform and not the front.
  2. grassmaster06

    grassmaster06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    I have a 32 in wright and there is a black relay under the gas tank kinda by the hydo pumps ,after I removed the broken elay I took some wire and connected one side to the other and left the lower connection alone .its been working like this for 2 years
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  3. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    No one is going to tell any one on here how to disable a safty switch. They do and some one gets hurt it could end up in court. Sorry but this is one thing you are going to have to get help somewhere else.
  4. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,194

    If you need to disable the switch for TESTING purposes, you simply unplug the connector at the switch and plug a jumper wire into the harness connector.
    You'll be able to tell if the switch is bad. Be sure and REMOVE THE JUMPER after you test , or the OPC system will not work properly!!

    The switch/connector is a pain to get to. Its located on the right rear of the motor deck just forward of the pump. If you move the platform youll see the activating rod acting on the switch. Be careful when you remove the connector as you don't wanna damage it.

    You really don't wanna mess with the relay, no need to.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,592

    I don't know about taking that one off that means you can get off the machine and run it up and down ramps etc. Seems a little unsafe since those hydros are jerky and the brakes are junk.
  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    You can do that with it connected. It only shuts the machine down if the blades are turned on. If the blades are off, you can hop off and drive the machine around anyway.
  7. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Messages: 36

    There is a relay down by the hydros where the step plate pulls the bar/spring thing. Takes some testing... turning the mower on and engaging the blades...but when you find the two correct wires you just have to take a nut and twist two of the wires together.

    Obviously this endangers your life blah blah blah...don't do this at home...blah blah.
  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    Obviously....I know Jack Roush....and you're no Jack Roush....blah...blah....blah
    If he ever compromised safety....he would never talk about it....
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  9. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Messages: 36

    No ****. He gives a mustang even more power without adding better tires...so every idiot can go sideways out of the ford parking lot.

    The rules of "Don't be an idiot, and be aware of the dangers of the machine you are operating apply for both."

    I took the relay out because it broke...and was cutting my engine every two seconds even though I was standing on it. More wear and tear on my engine. Making it more reliable. I don't put my mower in any situations where it could take off my foot.

    Same goes for my ROUSH P51 Mustang sporting 700hp...I treat it with respect...because it could kill me.

    Go back to your hole.
  10. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    Anybody can drive one...few can build one...
    Just havin some fun...nuthin personal....my bad...
    Must be the dog days of summer...that's twice in a week that some blah blah blah has blah blah blahed....
    Its not a hole....its a holeshot.....
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