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Pushmower w/blade brake clutch?

Does anyone know of a manufacturer that produces a non-self-propelled lawnmower with a blade brake clutch (BBC)? I have only been able to find the BBC option on self-propelled models. (I have a 25-year-old Lawn-Boy 2-cycle w/a BBC that is push-only, but it has now died.)

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Re: Pushmower w/blade brake clutch?

I believe that all mowers today have a blade brake. You have to hold the release lever to start and operate the mower, let go of the lever and the motor is immediately shut down and blade stopped.

TOH Reader
Re: Pushmower w/blade brake clutch?

No, I am not referring to a flywheel brake, which is a standard feature on most - but not all - walk-behind mowers. A flywheel brake stops the mower blades within 3 seconds after the operator releases the dead man's lever, which also stops the engine.

A blade brake clutch instead disengages the mower blades while allowing the engine to continue running.

I just cannot find the blade brake clutch feature on a mower that is not also self-propelled.

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