Can a self-propelled mower go backwards?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    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.

  • 3 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.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Walk behind don't,,most riders do.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Not propelled. You let go of the drive handle and pull it backwards.

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  • 4 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

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