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Machine freewheels longer that it should when i let up on drive pedals. normally letting up on pedals causing machine to stop in a short distance. pedals slow to return to neutral. can you suggest what adjustments i need to make?

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To push a riding mower equipped with hydrostatic drive it will be necessary to disengage the fluid drive by activating the manual bypass valve. The activation of the manual bypass valve will allow the axles to roll freely by diverting the flow of fluid around the drive pump system.
Failure of any mechanical component, a broken hose, or clogged filter will cause tractor hydrostatic transmission problems. But the most common issue will be the oil itself. In the transmission section of your operator`s manual, you`ll find a section that covers oil viscosity.
They are filled with the specified pump fluid to match each pump design and then sealed by each manufacturer at their factories. Replacing hydrostatic fluid is normally not necessary, unless the drive system is in need of some other internal service or repair.
Is a Hydrostatic Transmission Better? This largely depends on how you intend to use your tractor. If you`re a hobby farmer who needs a front-end loader for level, small-scale landscaping, a hydrostatic vs manual tractor is best for you. Its smaller size, flexibility, and ease of use can accomplish a variety of tasks.
John Deere issued a recall for its D105 tractors, citing possible transmission failures.
How long will a residential lawn mower last? The average residential mower is used for 1-2 hours per mow with 35 cuts per year. Based on that usage, a lower-quality line of residential mowers is expected to last 450-500 hours, while a John Deere residential lawn mower will last around 1,000-1,500 hours.
However, other aspects of the machine, like the transmission, clutches, hydraulics, and more may need to be replaced to keep the tractor in good running order. A general rule of thumb is that 2,000 to 2,500 hours is well broken-in while anything above 35,000 hours is considered high.
Common problems on the list include things like uneven grass cutting, slipping belts, or minor engine problems. John Deere also claims that lighting issues and battery problems are common. Still, John Deere tractors are largely reputed for their reliability.

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Is the rubber on the drive wheel on the snapper mower fixed to the metal hub? The rubber wheel part of the drive is not securely attached to the metal frame and slips when the mower goes up hill. Should I replace the drive wheel?
ANSWER : Yes, it may have gotten excessive oil on it and swelled the rubber. Replace the drive wheel.

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HUSQVARNA WILL STALL AFTER CUTTING MORE THAN 30 MINS
ANSWER : Something to try. I have a Craftsman ride on. When the motor is about to stall, loosen the gas cap. My gas cap vent was plugged and the mower would run fine for a while then stall like it was out of gas. I noticed that my plastic gas tank was collapsed a bit and found my problem.
I hope this solves yours or at least eliminates a potential cause.
Gary

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What oil goes in the transmission?hydrostatic #944.608860
ANSWER : Hello,
sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the trans-axle on this is a
sealed unit and oil cannot be added. The only thing you can do is an air
purge or replace the trans-axle.Doing a purge is really easy:

put transmission in the freewheel mode so you can push it, ensuring that it is on a flat surface
start engine and run full throttle
release clutch brake
push the drive pedal or lever to the full forward position for a ten count
push the drive pedal or lever to the full reverse position for a ten count
repeat steps 4 & 5 three times
depress & lock the clutch brake
return the transmission to the normal mode
drive tractorIf this fails to correct the problem you may need to replace the transaxle.If you find this helpful please vote yes. Thank You!!

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When engauging to drive sometimes it’s slow . Now it will hardly pull.
ANSWER : If the engine is running normally, most likely the transmission is shot and you will have to replace it. You can find them used on ebay, craigslist, and mower junkyards. Be advised you have a used one in there now! You may want to shop around for a rebuilt exchange. If the engine does not seem to be running well, and if it is a B&S V2, then I would check for bent valve push rods under the little valve covers next to the spark plugs.Common for these to bend, knocking out one cylinder. Have to be replaced, and the rockers then adjusted by someone who knows what they are doing.

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Hydrostatic drive is weak
ANSWER : Try pulling back on the left foot pedal. This manually adjusts the drive belt tension and is a sign that the engine pulley has worn to the point the belt looses traction. A local repairman told me this last week and mine works fine now although in the very near future I’ll need to replace the pully. Good luck

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I have a craftsman 42″ hydrostatic riding mower with an 18hp twin that has been getting slower with each use lately.The last time I mowed,I couldnt go up any inclines while on the tractor,if I got off it would slowly advance.Seems to be getting worse.Is it such a thing…low on fliud would cause this or could someone offer some advice.Thank you to whom ever may help!
ANSWER : Yes low fluid would cause that also contaminated oil….and drive plates wearing out as well

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Lawn tractor model 917.27062. Hydrostatic drive stop working. I got off to move some stuff got back on and started it up and nothing. Any ideas to trouble shoot and correct the problem
ANSWER : Check drive belt not broken and still on pulleys also check axle disconnect /transport axle override not active

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John deere x300 will not move – John Deere 22HP Hydrostatic 42" Riding Mower
ANSWER : It sounds to me like the traction drive belt slipped off of a pulley or broke. The easiest way to get to the traction belt is to remove the mower deck. There is no easy way to replace the belt, however. It runs from the transaxle at the rear to the engine at the front, around idlers. Let me know if you would like assistance in replacing the belt and I can walk you through it, Daniel.

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