Cub cadet zero turn

Peva

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Good point GearHead36.....and why do ZT's not have a reverse safety switch at all?? Probably some out there but I have never seen one. It's certainly a less observed safety from most ZT manufacturers. Not sure what the new Electric Battery Powered units are doing.

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"Not sure what the new Electric Battery Powered units are doing."

I bought a Ryobi electric 2nd gen. zero turn (model Z30Li) this spring (the 2nd gen Ryobi ZTR's have Lithium ion batteries instead of lead acid). It has no reverse safety feature - seamlessly allows backing up with the blades running. BTW - the Ryobi ZTRs (available in 30", 42", and 54" models) have a single joy stick (i.e., not lap bars/levers, not a steering wheel) for all travel speed and direction control.
 
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Because some mower companies have been sued by idiots who injured others or themselves by reversing over people, todlers, hoses, electrical wires , etc etc .
All modern US mowers have reverse cut out and most ZTRs now days cut out when both lap bars are in reverse .
The courts seem to think you can legislate out stupidity .
Mowers made specifically for anywhere else in the world do not have the MIR cut outs
The Australian export models & European export models we get here do not have MIR , the US home models do .
 

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