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#1 specthompson OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 07:58 PM

have a mid 80s craftsman that I'm making into a personal racing tractor more or less. Can anybody tell me how to safely get rid of the seat safety switch and the pto safety switch? Heres a pic of the tractor just incase you need it. Please note im not doing legit racing with it, im just romping around on it.

 

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:08 PM

Why override them. Just drop the deck and have fun.  Oh and welcome to GTtalk.


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:13 PM

The seat switch might be a good thing to have in case you fall off of it.    :oh_shucks:


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:16 PM

I think there is a rule on here about telling you how to override a safety feature. I can't even tell you how to stick your hand under the deck.


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:29 PM

My favorite model has five switches that can stop wheel motion .  If you got  em , use them .


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:46 PM

I feel if someine isn't capable of disconnecting safety switches then they sure as heck don't need a gt that has them disabled. People gain nothing by disconnecting them.
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 09:31 PM

Like mentioned, you might want the seat switch in case your ass goes on impulse power while the mower continues at warp two.

On the pto switch, why would that matter? Have you got a 671 blower you plan on running with the clutch? Or do NOS bottles need a belt drive nowadays?
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 09:44 PM

Well you see, there is a pto safety switch and i dont need the pto in any way shape or form so i removed it. Now that i have no pto the safety switch thinks my pto is engaged when really its not even there. And i need to bypass it so i can even start my tractor.



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Posted July 29, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Oh, you pulled it out. Gotcha. Loop the wires.

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 09:53 PM

See i thought twisting all the wires together would complete the circuit but i guess not. Which is why im stumped



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 04:27 AM

Twisting wires together is a very quick and easy way to melt a wiring harness and possibly burn down your project.

 

Reminds me of something I heard quite a while back; "Folks hate Rednecks until they need a mechanic.".



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 06:09 AM

At least one of those wires should have power on it. Shorting together is kind of a bad thing in that case.
Have you looked for a wiring diagram by model number?

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 09:24 AM

I would think that the PTO safety switch would be open in order to start in which case just pulling the plug should work.  Sure you don't have your PTO Switch in the on position? 

 

Go out to Seardirect.com and put your model # in, you can get the manual on your tractor.  Some times Sears will have the wiring diagram in with the parts and sometimes it will be in the manual (then sometimes you can't find one. :wallbanging: )



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Posted July 31, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Twisting all the wires may not work, some switches trigger on open, others on close.



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Posted July 31, 2014 - 09:39 PM

As has been said, if you cannot figure out a simple switch bypass you have a lot to learn. Get a wiring diagram and study it.

 

The switches are there for a reason. The only one I have disconnected on purpose was on the hemorrhoid when Steph only weighed 87 pounds and couldn't trip it. One of my tractors has no safeties left on it due to the PO I started it while I was off the seat and then had to chase it across the field to shut it down.

 

Leave it on and save yourself some jogging.






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