How does the mower drive control work?
The Electra is controlled with just two levers, one for the drive and the other for the reel blade. The controls are responsive and sensitive, reacting just as you would expect as you move each. The more you push the drive lever, the faster the mower goes. The reel spins proportionately to the driving speed to maintain the correct number of revolutions.
Can I control the reel speed?
Yes, the reel speed is controlled independently from the driving speed. If you spin the reel without driving, it will only reach 20 per cent of the maximum power. This is a safety measure. The full power of the reel will activate when the mower starts moving. The reel is activated with the “LOCK” button. After pushing it, the operating person has 1.5 seconds to start the reel with the control lever. If you do not push the lever in the given limit, the reel will not start working for safety reasons.
Can I set a maximum speed that works for me?
Yes, of course. You can set the speed that your Electra will drive at when pushing the drive lever to the maximum limit. The maximum speed can be adjusted by clicking the “+” button (to increase it) and the “-” button (to decrease it). One push of a button changes the speed by 0.3 km/h. The speed can be set between zero and 5.6 km/h. This means that anyone can set up exactly the speed that suits them best.
Does the Electra really have a reverse gear?
Yes, it certainly does and it is the first mower to have the ability to drive backwards. You can activate the reverse drive by pressing and holding the “R” button. The speed is steadily set to “slow backward walking”. The mower reverses until you release the button. This function, is invaluable; for example, when it comes to navigating near walls, shrubs, pools or other garden obstacles, and especially when parking the mower and handling it in a garage or a shed.