I am new to this site and need a little help.....
First off, about me.....
I have a few antique Allis Chalmers garden tractors that I love to tinker with, I spend a lot of time at the Simplicity and Allis Chalmers Garden Tractor Club website, but I joined this one to broaden my horizons.
I have a B-10 in pieces in my basement in the middle of a restore, a B-1 out back behind the shed waiting for resurrection, and a 416 hydro that I use for moldboard plowing, snow plowing, and tilling.
At any rate, I am working on my Dads John Deere L130 automatic. I was told by a friend who has worked on garden tractors his whole life that the L series is a "cheap" John Deere that replaced the Sabre line? He also said that the hydro's generally don't make it past 500 hours?
I've searched and found lots of bad comments on this tractor, but his seems O.K. thus far (350 hours)
The problem I'm having is it won't move very fast in reverse. You can't hardly back up any sort of a hill. It goes fine forward. I looked underneath it tonight thinking I would just adjust the linkage to get more stroke in reverse, but the linkage is a solid rod. All the pivot points on the forward/revese pedal assembly are each worn a bit which adds up to a lot of lost linkage travel. In fact, when you step on the reverse pedal, the forward pedal is actually hitting the front of the floorboard.
Is there a fix or modification to this? I though I read somewheres that you can put a different two pedal system on where the pedals are side by side rather than one through the floorboard?
Last resort, I could take the pedals off, weld the holes shut, and redrill to original size, that would get him a few years. How do you get the reverse pedal out from under the floorboard anyways?
2003 L130 automatic
Thanks in advance for all your help!