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#1 tinbender7 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 06:41 PM

I have suspected this ever since I have owned these things so today I tested them with my portable GPS. The 100 10hp did 7mph, the LGT165 closed side did 6mph, and my big pretty LGT165 open side only did 5mph. I think all that extra power is lost with the hdyro tarnny, the 100 is all gears.You know sometimes you just have test things to see how fast they are. My Ford 600 tops out at 14mph

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Posted March 11, 2014 - 06:47 PM

Too bad the video crew had the day off.... :smilewink:   :poke:


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Not just the hydro, my 1855 runs 11 mph on Gps.
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Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Always good to test things for yourself. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:19 PM

Too bad the video crew had the day off.... :smilewink:   :poke:

she is gone for 3 weeks that is why I had time to play. lol



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Posted March 11, 2014 - 11:42 PM

Those are really nice GTs
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Posted March 11, 2014 - 11:44 PM

Great looking group there.untitled tshirt.png


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 04:10 AM

Good looking FORD GT's at any speed!


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 05:24 AM

Gearing  is probably different on the tractors. Higher gearing gives you more speed but less pulling power. Sometimes on a hydro the speed control is worn or out of adjustment and won't let the hydro reach top speed. 5mph seems low for that open side. It's not in low range is it?


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 06:01 AM

Very nice looking tractors.......really love the open side one went to a sale the other day seen one with a snowblower and blade for 300 I  really need to kick my self for letting it go.


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Those are great looking Fords! I'm an old car collector and I think the closed sides have a more muscular look, but hey, I'd take 'em all!


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 07:03 AM

Speed does not equate power.....Pull something heavy to see which will pull more


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:19 AM

I wonder if Brian is not on the right track?  Tractor Data says the LGT 165 should run 4.8 on the low side of the axle and 7.1 on the high side.  Tire Size Circumfrence would have a lot to do with top speed as well.


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:47 AM

My closed side 165 is slow also.


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 10:19 AM

the slowest one has worn 23/10:50x12 s on it and it was in higj range. I think its big problem is the pan was rust out around the holes for the pedals and I did not get the hole in the rear large enough and I am not getting full range because of it. Will retest it after I correct that. In using these tractors the 100 seems to pull as much with that granny gear as the LGT 165s






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