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Today i get mad -very cold outside and my seat switch stop my tractor when i switch gear from neutral I cut the 2 wires an loop them together Now works fine Wonder if i should try to fix it or leave it alone:cheers:
 

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I prefer to have mine operating correctly. Sometimes I need a reminder when I get off the tractor with the engine running and have forgotten to put it in neutral.
 

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leave it. that switch is a pain in the arse on hills, and will burn up your solenoid.:banghead:
 

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I would jumper it out to get going again, but would fix it as soon as possible ( new switch, wiring or what ever).
I look at it as a good backup if I pull a mental dumbass.
 

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Safety features like the seat switch exist because at some point there was a gruesome accident it could have prevented. Safety systems that are not redundant (like your brain alone) will have a much more significant chance of a failure than a redundant system (like your brain plus the seat switch). When it comes to serious injury or death, I think we want the best odds. Remember, you may not be the one who incurs the injury. I like to think that I will tractor forever. But someday someone will inherit my tractor, either because I must sell it or because I pass away. Will I remember to or be able to fix the defeated safety features as ownership transfers?
 

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I'd rather it just killed the PTO vs the whole engine.
 

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I'd rather it just killed the PTO vs the whole engine.
Problem is the PTO kill will not stop the implement in time. We had a man who got swept off the seat of his tractor mowing grass. the tractor had a disabled seat switch and he fell between the tractor and the bush hog with the predictable results. The tractor continued across the field and thru the ditch line onto a road where it stopped up against a tree and a motorist then called in when he saw the wrecked tractor and followed the trail back.
 

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I fixed mine, but I do carry a jumper on the tractor in case it acts up on me only. I have had a few times it acted up. I have seen/heard of too many folks getting killed/injured because of tractors and implements. I was raised on a farm and am too familiar with the hazards that you work around. One less thing you have to worry about if your wife/kids get on the seat to mow or operate the tractor.
 
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