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When Did They Start Putting Safety Switches Etc On Gt's?


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#16 hamman OFFLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 05:22 PM

I have an all original 1986 Sears Custom 10 XL that has no safties at all on it. Our 1972 Homelite had a seat, clutch and PTO safety on it until my dad took most of them off. Still can't start it with the electric PTO on.     Roger.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 05:25 PM

Actually the first ever safety switch was the "key switch".  Just pull it out to keep Junior from firing her up.   :smilewink:


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 06:04 PM

I guess the answer to this would be the definition of a "safety switch". The 59 Suburbans had an engine kill switch mounted on the frame near the steering column. Keyed switches would be a good point also.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Not really a switch but the mid 30s Standard Monarch has a mechanical safety that won't let you put the handcrank in if the tractor is in gear.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Marty, just curious: Any reason you can think of why your 68 would have a safety and my 70 doesn't? I'm almost %100 sure that the P.O. didn't modify it and I've been through the entire wiring harness, nothing is missing or bypassed...

 

I looked at manual, I was wrong it appears, no safety on the '68 SS12 so yours may not have it either






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