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
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
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