I recently picked up a new-to-me F525 with only 185 hours on the meter and noticed something a bit, well, peculiar on it... It’s got an A/C outlet tied into one of the lines going up the column. The outlet itself has an on/off switch and then there’s another switch in the control area that I’m not sure if it’s tied to the outlet too or not.
First question is, there’s no way this is stock, right? I haven’t even looked behind the plate yet (almost scared to) to see what’s going on. Second question is, have any of you seen something like this before? The mower runs and cuts perfectly fine so it’s not like it’s affecting the performance whatsoever, or at least not that I can tell.
I know this model is a mixed bag when it comes to reliability thanks to the Unitized Power Unit Thingymabobber 2000, but I love it and I’m happy to finally have my hands on one ... and one that looks to have some interesting character along with it.