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#1 Paulgo OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 12:43 PM

One of my Bolens QT16's, with an inline Sunstrand 15, won't sit still. I have adjusted the neutral position in and out several times. Everything feels normal, but I can't trust the tractor to stay put and have to shut it down any time I leave the seat. Thoughts?

Thanks, Paul

 

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 12:45 PM

More than likely you have wear in linkages causing this.  If so, the only way to stop the creeping is to renew all the linkage points to remove all free play.


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 01:05 PM

Or just park it up against your she'd. Lol. Just kidding. I second olcowhand


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 01:18 PM

Had a severe linkage problem with the clutch in a Bolens 850.  Yoke end was wore clean through the bracket as was the bushing.  Hole was enlarged on the bracket on the clutch pedal as well.  Welding shop welded both holes shut and re drilled them, made a new bushing and it is like new again.  
Weld is harder than the original material.  You may have to do the same thing.


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Aren't All hydro tractors "Creepy" :smilewink:


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 02:17 PM

Aren't All hydro tractors "Creepy" :smilewink:

Not if adjusted right!


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:04 PM

I have 3 others that are the same setup. They stay where I tell them to. This one has an attitude. Will study the linkage more and see if I can find some slop or wear. Thanks!



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Gonna have to let it know who's the boss!


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:48 PM

Whip it! Whip it GOOD!!!


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Maybe instead of Slop, is just too rusty tight on linkages?  Might try lubing, oil, grease or ? to free up more. I've even had some brands Like MTD's just full of grass and junk around that area and was blocked. Once freed up it may shake down to the N spot it wore in the linkage long ago! :smilewink:


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