I just got an old 712s. I will get pictures soon. Is the shuttle drive a good transmiton? Does it take more up keep than a regualr transmtion? Its all new to me.
Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:13 PM
Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:49 PM
This the kind with a rubber tire out on a small wheel that rides back and forth to change speeds? Gilson used long time?? I try to avoid those. Not sure if same as you are asking tho.
Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:39 PM
Simplicity Shuttle Shift tractors are nothing to be concerned about. They were built and designed well. Most people say they are better then your standard 3 speed but do not replace your hydrostatic tractors.
Posted April 21, 2013 - 11:24 PM
Personally I've always thought the Shuttle was ok, but there's been a few posts here about having to adjust them occasionally and a few about belt slippage. I had issues with one of mine too with the belt slipping when climbing steep hills, but it never slipped under normal use or when cutting grass. Basically its just a four speed manual transmission with a planetary system for reverse, which allows you to shift forward to reverse while moving.
Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:31 PM