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#1 Clubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 12:13 PM

I have a cub cadet 1974 129

 

I cannot seem to shift it into forward or reverse. The handle was a little loose so I tightened up the set screw so it is nice and tight. I pulled off the inspection plate above the linkage, I do not see anything jamming up. The tractor seems to be in neutral, when I start it it does not move.

 

I did drive and mow with this tractor a few days ago. It seemed like the handle was a little sloppy then and 1 time it did not go into reverse, but I moved the handle around and it worked.

 

Now I cannot get it into forward or reverse.

 

Does the tractor have to be started to move this lever?

 

Does anyone have any idea of where I should start.

 

I did check the hydraulic level, it did not pour out the filler plug but I see it on my little finger when I stick it in.

 

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 01:15 PM

It looks like the brake is depressed which puts it in neutral and locks the lever. I would check the brake pedal and it's linkage.

 

 

 

 

Geno


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#3 Clubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 01:24 PM

That is exactly what it was. Now I feel silly.

 

However, I am very happy I can mow some more today.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Mike


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 11:45 PM

Don't feel silly. Sometimes the simplest things on a different tractor that your not used to can throw you a curve ball. At least it was a simple fix, and didn't cost you a dime.

Always a good idea to familiarize yourself with a tractor by reading the owners manual, wouldn't hurt.



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 08:40 AM

Don't feel silly. Sometimes the simplest things on a different tractor that your not used to can throw you a curve ball. At least it was a simple fix, and didn't cost you a dime.

Always a good idea to familiarize yourself with a tractor by reading the owners manual, wouldn't hurt.

It is funny you said that, I actually have a printed manual, however I thought I could figure it out. I have since read the manual and learned some good stuff.






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