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#1 whitelt120 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 05:53 PM

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I recently acquired this Machine and I really don't know much about it other than it has a few issues I wasn't aware of when I purchased it. Most of them I can work out myself but this one has me stumped, I'm hoping it just an issue with the linkage but I'm really not sure, when you let the Tractor sit at a high idle it will suddenly jump into reverse and take off and if you hit the brake it will put the machine into reverse as well, but at the same time when you want to go forward you have push the level all the way forward before you go anywhere, and while it goes forward it kinda speeds up and slows down. If you guys have any ideas on what it could be id greatly appreciate your impute! Thanks, Nate
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Posted June 21, 2015 - 06:02 PM

It does sound like linkage(if you are lucky). Try to find the manual(in our Manuals Section) and adjust the transmission linkage and brakes to their specs. If it still has a problem check for wear in the linkage. When asking questions, pics will often help. Let us know how you make out. Good Luck, Rick

 

BTW that is a nice looking GT.


Edited by boyscout862, June 21, 2015 - 06:03 PM.

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 06:56 PM

Don't know shat the trouble is, but it's sure is nice looking tractor. Noel
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Posted June 21, 2015 - 07:29 PM

That is a nice looking tractor. If I remeber right it is a version of the MTD 990, a real horse of a tractor.
What you describe sure sounds like a linkage issue. You might look for a manual in our manuals section.

Last summer my dad was complaining that his Craftsman lawn tractor was very slow in reverse.
I got the model number and printed out the manual for him.
When I called to tell him I had a manual, he said he had found the original.
He found a rock had got into the linkage and was binding it up.
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Posted June 21, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Linkage or piston in the pump is messed up. Might need to rebuild the Eaton. I have a spare rear and pump if needed.
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Posted June 21, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Thanks guys il look for the manual and il post a couple pictures of the linkage as well to help determine if it is overly worn
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Posted June 21, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Wait a sec....was working on one of these hydros the other day and noticed that the contol valve on the hydro is a cylinder with 2 little nubs at 180° across from each other. Is it possible that one skipped out of the control plate?


Oh and also your tractor is a rare one! That is one that was truly built by White and not by Modern Tool and Die (MTD). Very few true ones exist.

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:56 AM

All Whites built from 74' on were built by MTD,the 1855 silver stripe  was built from 79 - 80, and then became a red stripe until MTD aquired White outdoor  from Allied in 83 or so.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:30 AM

After sleeping on it, I have another thing for you to check. Make sure that the brake linkage is not interfering with the shift linkage. I have that problem with an old Simplicity. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Jeez BoyScout, that could'nt have been very comfortable.....sleeping on a tractor that is!

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Jeez BoyScout, that could'nt have been very comfortable.....sleeping in a tractor that is!

Yeah but going to bed with a puzzlement, is where I get some of my best ideas.
Should keep a pad and pencil by the bed and write them down so I remember in the morning!

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:24 PM

Again , neat tractor, reminds me of the white farm tractors, they were called Field Boss. Thanks for showing the picture,  Noel 


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Check the frame at points where rear axle & hydro bolt up to.  I bought a JD430 that would change speeds while driving, and turned out the hydro & diff were more or less "floating" in a busted frame rail.


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Posted June 25, 2015 - 10:00 PM

I would Ike to thank you all for the compliments on the tractor, and all of the help you all have given me! I finally got a chance to work on it tonight's I believe I have it figured out now, I believe the issue is in the linkage I took so pictures to kinda show yo way it looks like image.jpg image.jpg
If you can see the little pin in the picture about i believ it is what puts the transmission in gear but the is plenty of slop in the neutral position and if you put it in the forward position it has a little slip too which cold explain the speeding up and slowing down motions
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Posted June 26, 2015 - 03:45 AM

Jeez BoyScout, that could'nt have been very comfortable.....sleeping on a tractor that is!

I've slept on worse.







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