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Sunstar Foot Control?

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bluecap24
Has anyone converted a sunstar hand hydro to a foot control? I used mine this weekend to move our first movable snow and unless I grow a third arm this thing is hard to use. With my old soverign I could push in the clutch to stop the tractor, but the sunstar only slows down and doesn't completely stop. The power angle is nice, but it is one more handle to move! How does everyone else contol the blade, steer and control the forward/reverse. My father inlaw has a kubota with foot controls. It takes some getting used to and will build up the leg muscles, but is easier than attaching a third arm! LOL

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rs07
Good question. I almost think this same thing was discussed at one time or another before. I think that's why most of the new machines have twin pedals for foward and reverse. My Simplicity Conquest that I bought last year is a cinch to use with the 42" single-stage snowthrower I have for it. I still love the Sovereign type tractors though. Even though they don't seem to be as user friendly as the new Simplicity tractors, they are so well built. That's why I refuse to part with my A-C 916H (Simplicity 7116H).

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comet66
If everything is adjusted properly, when you step on the brake, it will go into neutral. I find I usualy only have to change the angle of the blade at the end of a pass, and just stop if necessary. Once you drop the blade and go, you should be good to the end of the pass. The only time you should have to do all at once is to stack the snow banks. Then I just slow down as needed. But yes I to wish it was foot control. The bigger problem is in trying to level a grade with it. For that I picked up a center grader blade, which is a lot easier to use any way. If you drive around long enough, the grade will be level, no matter what your skill level.

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