At a Toro dealer, I spotted a new Toro Personal Pace mower that is self propelled going forward and backwards. It's the Powereverse model 20357.
It appears to be RWD when going forward, but switches to FWD when propelling the mower rearward. Cool idea actually. I see a lot of people mowing that do mow backwards at times dealing with obstacles and intricacies of the job at hand. I'm guessing this isn't a new idea, just one the manufactures avoided. I imagine someone will manage to run over their foot with one of these, especially if the rear bag is removed. But who knows, this might be a good mower for someone older that otherwise has a hard time mowing with a normal self propelled mower.
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Re: A new Toro that is self propelled going backwards
#4440111 06/24/1707:57 AM06/24/1707:57 AM
I just wish our self propelled super recycler personal pace would roll backward more readily...it's like the rear wheels don't disengage all the way even when pulling backward on the handle.
That was the only downfall of the personal pace I had. So it looks like they are addressing that issue.
Supposedly this can be adjusted out. What needs adjusting is the operator. Even my 3 spd has a learning curve. It took ages for me to not to pull the mower backward in gear , not de-clutching the bail.
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