How To Disable RIO On Your John Deere GT!




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Peyton S.: or just jam a pen in the pull thing that activates the blades 

Sandy Higdon: In my humble opinion if you have to have a trailer hitch on the FRONT of the tractor to move a trailer you shouldn't have your licence to drive.

ffnordle: . . . Or, you could just clip a wooden clothes pin under the PTO switch. If you don't want to void the warranty, you could paint the clothes pin in the official John Deere colors. I got this hint from a wild man from North Carolina! His wife figured this out.

jmod98: Thanks for this video. I've been looking and looking at how to disable this switch. Worked perfect on my 2012 X728. This will make this machine much nicer to operate! 

prairiewolfie: I have a D140 riding mower and cussed that silly little push-button reverse switch every time I had to push it. It's so tiny. Wouldn't be so bad if it were a big button. I just went out and made a jumper for the switch and I don't have to fiddle with the switch any more. It's exactly like the one in the video. As for the seat kill switch, I might disable that too, but I can just put the parking brake on and jump off, no big deal.

DJEvergreen: Thanks for the video. I have a x749 that I removed the reverse sensing lever to disable it. But I think I want to wire it up this way so my backup lights will still work.

dfoulk62: Hi Harbermatt, Do not do anything to the wires on your lawn tractor.I have a 2008 X700 with 24 H.P. Kawasaki motor all I did was place a ordinary clothes pin under the P.T.O. engagement switch this will hold it in the raised reverse position there by fooling the tractor into thinking its always going backwards.I asked a John Deere mechanic and he said that this would not harm the tractor at all and he was impressed by such a simple fix.

Matthew Harbert: The issue with jamming a stick/cloth/object under the button is that if you ever needed to kill the implement fast, the task of removing the object and disabling the switch would add more time and risk to the task. (think of you running over a rock/tree root/short pole and needing to get the deck to turn off) This way your dealer probably won't notice the modifications, but they are stock looking and easy to remove. ...Please look before you back up.. Lets all be safe out there!

Matthew Harbert: @CrimsonMooner Sorry, this is a pretty bad video... I was excited to share it late one evening but should have waited for daylight. Watch 1:17m again. The white jumper wire connects to the two lower/rear ports in the harness. If you have any more questions, let me know. I can re-video tape this again :)

Perry Burda: Confused, at 2:10 you crimp the jumper wire but do not say where the other end goes.

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