Yesterday I got the DB out of the garage and decided to start it up and let it run for a few minutes. It hadn't been started since the end of spring so I figured it would do it some good to run.
Anyway when I started the engine the thing acted as if it was already in gear and basically took off on it's own.
After capturing the tractor and killing the engine, (a kill switch is going on it tomorrow), I started trying to figure out what was wrong with it.
The one thing that I've noticed is that the tractor pulls really hard in reverse. There are times when it pulls a little bit easier but also times when the wheels feel as if they are close to locking up.
I read in the manual about putting three or four drops of oil at a certain place on the pulley hub but it talks about an "oil cover" that I don't see on mine. Can someone tell me where to place this oil so that I can see if that helps?
Also, I'm not sure that I understand the clutch adjustment procedure that is in the manual. If someone can shed some light as to how this adjustment is made I would appreciate it.
I don't understand why the clutch would have suddenly stopped working correctly. When I parked the tractor, everything was working as it should and it's been in the garage the entire summer.
So, if anyone can give some ideas on what might be causing the clutch to do this.....some insight into where to oil the pulley hub and how to make the clutch adjustments, I would certainly appreciate it.