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#1 skifoof OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:40 AM

my 455 started getting worse as time goes on,the problem is the hydro,when you let go of hydro foot control it doesn't stop right away ,it kinda creeps to a stop,which is dangerous,ive almost taken the hood and grill out mowing close to stuff,anyone know what might be happening?im fearing hydro simply going bad its got around 1200 hrs on it, and it is AWS


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:45 AM

I am not sure how the linkages are on your 455, but on my 935's, I've had the same issues, and I believe your 455 uses the same basic system.  The linkages get dirty/rusty, and will cause enough drag that the return springs aren't strong enough to compensate for the added drag.  Most likely a good cleaning of the linkage assemblies, then lubing with a dry graphite will help.  Any wet lube will only attract more crud.  Likely you will find oil buildup which in turn attracted the crud.  usually just a good cleaning alone is enough.


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Posted February 02, 2014 - 08:47 AM

Oh, and it's almost surely NOT the hydro.  The problem would be the opposite if it were the hydro....it wouldn't want to go in the first place.



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Posted February 02, 2014 - 09:04 AM

There might also be a neutral adjustment that has worn a little bit off as linkages get slop in them.  That happens on other tractors, I don't know about the 455. 

 

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