Can a self-propelled mower go backwards?
- champerLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Ride-on mowers can, but ordinary walk-behind lawn mowers usually won't motor backwards. It's a safety thing, so you don't reverse over your feet. You can still pull them back if you disengage the drive.
That's for ordinary mowers, there are some larger types that have a reverse gear (often brush mowers). They are normally operated either by professionals or those who pay attention to what they're doing and wear stout footwear.
- Nuff SedLv 73 weeks ago
four out of my five self-propelled mowers do "go backwards" under their own power. One of them, a walk-behind, requires you to release the "drive" handle and pull the thing backward. My DR mower (walk-behind) has reverse gear, while mowing and they still sell them like that.
- daniel gLv 73 weeks ago
Walk behind don't,,most riders do.
- John AldenLv 74 weeks ago
Not propelled. You let go of the drive handle and pull it backwards.
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- ArimatthewdaviesLv 74 weeks ago
They used to make mowers that you could walk behind that went forward and backward they stopped making them due to the safety concern they still have plenty of mowers that you can ride upon that go forward and back