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Posted May 24, 2014 - 11:35 PM

Well, for the first time I got to drive my HT23, that's the first time I have moved it under it's own power.

WOW is it fast, stick the thing in high and it moves! Can't wait to get the mower deck put on it.

Everything worked great! and the transmission has no noise at all.

The high low works with no issues, although I need to look at the lever because there is a lot of slop in it.

I believe the pin has been replaced with something to small so it has a lot of play.

I'll get some fresh pictures of it up in a bit

 


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:30 AM

Glad you got to get some seat time on it!



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Posted May 25, 2014 - 06:42 AM

glad to hear you got some seat  time, and you enjoy your new to you ht23. Tom



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Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:17 AM

You'll always remember the first time.
Glad to hear everything is working and sounding good. Hope the slop is wrong pin and not worn holes.

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:30 AM

The first rides are the best especially with no weird noises & no parts laying behind you. Congrats



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Posted May 25, 2014 - 10:14 AM

You are now good to go! The slop in the High-Low handle is usually worn slots in the end of the handle that fits over the actuator on the transaxle. If you lift the seat pan, you will see what I mean. The handle comes up with the seat pan.

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 02:15 PM

Thanks

I got some pictures this morning.

I'll half to look into the hi/low lever and see what I find.

I also need to pull out the hydraulic valve because the deck lift valve is stuck.

I have another valve the same size but it doesn't have the "float" so I don't know how it would work???

 

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:47 PM

...  WOW is it fast, stick the thing in high and it moves!...

 

 

Yeah the Large Frames, especially the HT23, and it's variants, will go down the road at a pretty good clip :D :D :D

 

The Large Frame Service Manual says 10 MPH for the HT23 and HT20D, and 13.8 mph for the HT1000.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:00 PM

One of the Large Frames that I have collected had a stuck hydraulic lever. Repeated applications of PB Blaster along with careful up and down motions on the lever finally got it to come free. It did not even leak afterwards, which did surprise me.


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Awesome glad to hear that it runs so well.  Mine has play in the hi/low lever too. I never thought of fixing the slot good idea.






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