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Poll: Hydrostatic Drive or Motion Controls (47 member(s) have cast votes)

Hydrostatic Drive or Motion Controls

  1. Hand control (11 votes [23.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.40%

  2. Foot control (36 votes [76.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.60%

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#31 ducky OFFLINE  


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Posted December 09, 2011 - 11:13 AM

Foot control for yard and loader work without a doubt. But for gardening I do prefer the hand control as you can set the ground speed and leave it.

I am with Chris on this one. Both on one tractor would be the ultimate way to go.

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 02:09 PM

Both on one tractor would be the ultimate way to go.

BINGO! Would that be nice or what? :thumbs:

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Posted December 09, 2011 - 05:55 PM

Foot control all the way. I like standards though so I guess that would be hand and foot control. I have never met a hydrostatic I liked better than a standard except for a large Kubota when I was using it for loader work.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:30 AM

i vote foot control. i had a Deere 318 with the hand control and it was a pain plowing snow in tighter areas. sometimes you felt like you needed a third hand. The steering brakes became very helpful in this situation.
My Ingersoll backhoe had the foot pedal and a forward/reverse lever similar to a shuttle shift type setup. For the most part i like this setup.
The few Bolens i have use the single pedal for forward and reverse. Fast direction changes and pretty good control. was a pleasure to plow snow with already this year. Im looking forward to how it does with the snow blower on it

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Posted December 16, 2011 - 05:32 AM

Foot control. Its easier to cut grass a drink beer at the same time.

:ditto: Absolutely. Otherwise, you'd need a seat belt on the cup-holder:bounce: