One of our neighbors had their ZTR quit while mowing a field that was a fair distance from the house. Fortunately they were able to get it going but it got me thinking about how to get a disabled hydro tractor back to the house. I've checked the operator's manuals for several different tractors and ZTRs and while they all have bypass levers for the transmission the manuals all state that it is only to be used to move the machine a short distance by hand. All the operator's manuals have pretty strong warnings to never tow the tractor with another machine or you risk serious transmission damage.
So... how do you get your garden tractor or ZTR back to the house if it dies in the back forty?