Don’t be scared of a ride-on with no steer­ing wheel

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Feature -

Zero-turn mow­ers use levers to con­trol speed and di­rec­tion. You can mow straight lines at speed, then turn on the spot and set off again with no loss of time. It’s also easy to get around trees and gar­den beds.

How­ever, the lever sys­tem can look quite alien to peo­ple who are used to driv­ing a car.

If you can man­age a su­per­mar­ket trol­ley, you can op­er­ate a zero-turn ride-on mower. If you want to go for­ward, you push both han­dles for­ward; to re­verse, you pull them back. To go right, you push the left lever for­ward, and to turn left, you push the right. To stop, you re­turn the han­dles to neu­tral.

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