I added a “sonalert” beeper to my previous park-brake warning flashing-light. It definitely should keep me from goofing so badly as I did the other day.
Since my tractor has a manual-shut-down knob (instead of electric solenoid type) I can still actually silence it while allowing the engine to idle by turning the key to the “off” position (which kills the electrical system.) I know what you’re thinking now…. “Yeah… then you can again drive it for a mile with the brakes applied!” But to do that I’d have to disregard all the other instrument read-outs which are “dead” if the key is off and the engine running.
(this is getting silly…. add a warning light….which I can find ways to ignore…so then add a loud beeper …which is aggravating…so by-pass it by turning the key off….. back to square ONE.)
The answer to that will be to add an “operator-presence-switch”…. so that the warning light and beeper will activate if anyone is sitting on the seat. Of course, that was one of the things I LIKED about this tractor….it only has ONE safety-switch, to prevent starting unless the Range-Lever is in Neutral. I’ve begun to complicate my life in goofy ways now……