This is to mow grass Kurtee. They are only interested in a new machine.
Yep one of the Craftsman with a hand operated hydro would be my choice too. Putting it back to the neutral position would stop it, A hand brake would not be all that hard to rig up to the brake pedal.
But my question was can one operate a foot style modern hydro lawn tractor from the cruise control and ignore the foot control. I don't have easy access to one to find out. Nearest retailer is an hour away.