In Reply to: Re: Jacobsen G-10 Tractors posted by Kirk-NJ on January 02, 2018 at 04:58:48:
I grew up driving one of these - probably a 1969 model. It had the 172 engine. My dad bought it new from Jacobsen. He would let me start it in gear and he would walk next to the tractor and tell me when to shut it off. I think I was 5.
I know Jacobsen was sued by the family of a man who was killed while starting his tractor in gear, standing in front of the wheels. My current G-10 is a 1975 model and it has a safety switch so it cant be started in gear.