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Why even offer the slow speed?

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06-28-14, 01:32 PM   #1  
Why even offer the slow speed?

I bought an airens ride on (Briggs, hydrostatic)

My manual says
"Always operate engine at full throttle when mow- ing to ensure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired."

I'm confused, then why offer the option to lower the throttle to the slow turtle if that isn't efficient?

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06-28-14, 01:44 PM   #2  
You could run the engine slower if you were doing something other than mowing. Possibly pulling a sweeper, or pushing a plow or coming up to the line in a tractor pull.

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