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Updated Bolens Ht20

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#1 Arti OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 08:09 AM

I Have always preferred the hand control for hydros rather than the foot control.

The only thing that always seemed a bother on the HT20 was the foot control it worked well but always seemed overly sensitive to me. If I went over a rough spot in the yard it was almost impossible to hold it at a steady speed.


I was parting out a John Deere F510 last week and noticed that it had a damper cylinder on the hyro control.


Well the light bulb went off so I got out the drill 2 holes later and it was mounted on the HT.

Mowed with it today and it is so much nicer to control the speed that it is a joy to operate it now.


The sharp eyed Bolens guys will know what is not quite right with my idea ?? However it does work well.


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#2 JDBrian OFFLINE  


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Posted June 18, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Good idea and seems to have done the trick. I'm surprised there isn't a stock damper on the HT's. All the Deeres I've owned have one.