Why is the brake on the right side on the John Deere garden tractors?
I owned 2 JD garden tractors before getting my first JD compact tractor. Both of those had the brakes on the right. I never owned or used a garden tractor & compact tractor at the same time until recently.
A while back I bought a X475 & on a few days I was going back & forth from a 2720 & the X475. There were several times I about got in trouble when I forgot which side the brake was on.
It is not a big deal when on level ground, but my ground slopes a lot & I also work around a pond.
It became such a problem for me that when someone offered to but the X475 I sold it to them. I was at the dealer today looking at a 1026R. I saw a X740 & got to wondering why the brakes are on on the right. I really like the size of the garden tractor better than another compact, but I cannot take the chance of making a major mistake.
Has anyone else used both & had this problem?