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#1 JohnDeere110 ONLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2015 - 03:52 PM

I am thinking about adding a foot controlled throttle lever but still keep the throttle lever next to the steering wheel functional. If anyone knows what I'm talking about could you give me an idea about how to start, what to use, and/or how to do it.
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Posted August 04, 2015 - 04:14 PM

You would have to have some type of sliding linkage with both controls, otherwise you will have binding issues. I drove heavy trucks in the military that had a auxiliary hand throttle to rev the engine up to use on board winches and other things. The foot throttle was directly attached to the fuel pump and the hand throttle had a sliding stud that pulled or pushed on certain stops on the foot throttle cable. In the case of lawn tractors I would hook them up in reverse.



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Posted August 04, 2015 - 04:35 PM

I used an ALLIS CHALMER 6040 tractor that had a set-up like you are referring to, but I'm not sure how It was set up



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Posted August 04, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Long time ago I hooked up a car gas pedal to the running board with a spring return and a bycicle brake cable, I connected the end of the cable to the governor lever. Couple notes of caution, Can over rev engine, and the gas pedal is REALLY touchy. It does allow the orginal throttle cable to be used.

 

I recommend NOT doing this if using the GT for anything other than a mud buggy.


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Posted August 04, 2015 - 05:40 PM

My ford 1500 diesel had foot control linkage in the linkage to the pump?
I rarely use it, most of what I do I do not need quick throttle response.
You might google Red Manufacturing, they make a foot feed throttle for Ford n.

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Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:38 PM

My dad called it a foot feed. All his old Case tractors had it. It involves a simple slotted mechanism attached to the throttle.

 

It depends on what you have for linkages. Should be easy enough to fab up.


Edited by Chopperhed, August 04, 2015 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted August 04, 2015 - 08:25 PM

I added a foot throttle to my PK you can override the hand throttle by foot , I'll see which forum I posted it in

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Posted August 04, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Sorry I couldnt figure how to post the link here but the thread was in the Power King forum " Adding a foot throttle " I didn't post very good pictures but can get you better ones of the connection between the hand linkage and foot . One of the toughest thinks was where to mount the pedal ,on the PK there isn't much room so mine you have to push down with you foot .not the best way but it works

Edited by Alc, August 04, 2015 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted August 04, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Most older tractor foot throttles actually are "hard wired" to the engine.  The manual lever is not "hard wired" in.  The manual lever just "bumps" the foot throttle faster and the return spring mounted strategically either on the throttle pedal or in the linkage somewhere pulls the engine back to idle when the foot pedal is free or the leaver is pulled back. 

 

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Posted August 05, 2015 - 05:13 AM

I my work computer it's easier to paste the link. 

 

 

http://gardentractor...-foot-throttle/






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