With the help of tractor reverse drive controls, the workload of the driver can be eased significantly. According to a study, the reverse drive controls clearly decreased working postures where the back or the neck are twisted. Th e faster turning also made the work more rapid when compared with mowing done in a normal forward with a tractor equipped with a front mower – trailed mowing machine combination with a corresponding operating width. The faster working speed also means shorter exposure time.
In reverse driving, a slightly wider operating width was achieved near the headland than in driving forward. By combining automatic steering with reverse drive, the operating width can be utilized even more efficiently. In reverse drive, there is slightly less body vibration than with the comparison work machinery. The benefits of the reverse drive controls are especially evident when working for a long stretches.