I've been trying to understand why Deere makes an issue out of starting the tractor in neutral on hi and low. Most all the other hydrostatic mowers and the like never had this lockout. Defintely can see reasoning on stick shifts even though historically some tractors didn't have this. The tractor itself is in neutral without any pedals pushed. My 4400 stick shift will start in final gear. But not without reverser being in neutral which is understandable...I know they are thinking safety but is this overkill. No puns intended.