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Nancy Golden
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Re: interlock or safety ?
Nancy Golden   7/19/2012 3:30:08 PM
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I don't know, Warren. If China is building to spec, the design flaw and lack of development test could be originating here. It seems to me that quality in design and development is being sacrificed in favor of a cheaper product. It seems we have lost the culture that used to exist when people stayed in their jobs for years and quality was highly valued despite cost. With the current economy and trends in manufacturing it seems to be getting harder to find a really well designed AND well tested product.

tekochip
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tekochip   7/19/2012 11:10:07 AM
You would think something like that might even have safety wire.

 

I had a car that broke the throttle return spring after an accident.  Suddenly I had a  351 Cleveland and nothing to keep the ponies in the corral with.

warren@fourward.com
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Re: interlock or safety ?
warren@fourward.com   7/19/2012 9:28:46 AM
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If we keep buying from China, et al, and we depend upon their good graces to insure all the safety mechanisms are in place (remember dog food and sheet rock?), we will all have to become engineers just to solve these problems.  My wife would have panicked and not known what to do- as would 3/4ths of the men I know.

A world of engineers.  Now that's the Thanksgiving table I want to be sitting around!

GlennA
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interlock or safety ?
GlennA   7/19/2012 8:51:17 AM
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I have a lawn mower and a lawn vacuum, each with interlocks / safeties.  The lawn mower has a safety bar that must be held or the engine will not start, or stops when released.  The lawn vacuum has a similar safety bar for the drive = the drive engages with the bar, disengages when the bar is released.  Were there similar safeties or interlocks on the Power Wagon ?

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