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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:29 PM

My Homelite T15 (Simplicity 3415 & AC 415 clone) goes about 6 mph.
The Bolens G152 does 8.

The Jacobsen T422D does 8.5.

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How do you clock something like that?

My Electro12 is sssloooooowwwwww :sleep_sign: .......... I'm sure the Raider I had was faster.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:45 PM

The dragon fly is so slow that a line of snails was backed up behind me flashing their headlights wanting me to pull over and let them pass. I was humiliated.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:01 PM

My jd314 will go about 7mph , but the 917h allis I had would do about 18mph
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Anybody know about the Cub hydros. My 129 seems to go pretty well.


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Posted December 04, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Here are the specs for the power kings.


Ryan, would the Country Squire be the same? I know that thing feels like you're flying when you're in high gear.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 10:44 PM

He said stock. Not allowed to take the gps on the panzer with the power king tranny :(

Actually I don't think it would go over the 10mph mark. Built it to go real slow... not fast.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 06:59 AM

My bolens h14 at Full bore Actually over revving at 4k but its a briggs so she will hold together it a bit goes some where around 7 Mph i had a Mixed bread bolens g12 was that ever fast i was ready to Shift down i would like to make a new gear and step my speed up would be nice pushing 10 Mph ;) with my hydro but i see that the Low end would be bad (most useful on a Gt )Hm need a High and low range

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 08:39 AM

my murray is so slow. i think my grandma moves faster

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Again, how do you folks clock your self? What is the difference between 6mph and 7mph? Do you mark off a quarter mile on the sidewalk and time yourselves???

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Nope, just mark two lines on the shoulder of the road and time my self between them. Then convert it over. The lawn's too bumpy to be accurate.

Come to think of it, that might be another reason why folks drive on the far side of the road when I'm outside.

Edited by Cat385B, December 05, 2012 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Ryan, would the Country Squire be the same? I know that thing feels like you're flying when you're in high gear.


Should be. I think the bull gears were the same size as the PKs, but I am not sure. If they are different they would be smaller, making it go faster. With my PKs, I normally idle around the yard in high gear. I would not go beyond idle in the yard! It does fly! But, on the road it seems to move so slow!

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:06 PM

I'm just going by the published specs from the Mfg.

I do have one "Frankentractor" that I'm going to time to see just how SLOW it's going. It's effectively a dual transmission. It has a set of pullys for hi/lo, but a PO swapped the 3-spd trans for one that is a 6-spd hi/lo which gives me 12 speeds :D

In lo/lo it just barely creeps along at idle. I haven't tried it in hi/hi yet, but for the purposes of this thread whatever speed it would do wouldn't count anyway.


I've posted it before, but here's the "Franken Bolens G11" in lo/lo :D :D :D

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Anybody know about the Cub hydros. My 129 seems to go pretty well.


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The hydros will go 8 miles an hour forward and 4 in reverse. The gear drives will go about 7.




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