Power mower with riding platform for supporting standing operator during operation

  • US 5,984,031 A
  • Filed: 11/18/1997
  • Issued: 11/16/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A zero-turning-radius power lawn mower for operation by an operator or occupant, the mower comprising:

  • an engine operatively connected to the mower and driving at least one cutting blade;

    first and second drive wheels operatively connected to the mower and whose drive direction and speed are controlled by first and second pumps, respectively, said first and second drive wheels enabling the mower to be driven in forward and reverse directions;

    a brake lever that may be actuated in order to apply a braking force to the mower; and

    a pump lock-out system supported by the mower and operatively connected to said brake lever, said pump lock-out system being engaged to prevent said first and second pumps from being changed from a neutral state, said pump lock-out system being engaged along with said braking force when an occupant or operator actuates said brake lever.

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