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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2016 - 10:07 AM

i could not find the original thread about some 1 asking about , if GT's had a lock diff , i saw on a utube that husqvarna has an electric switch lockable diff on 1 of the heavier GT machines not lgt's late models , i'll try to refind the vid if possable


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 10:29 AM

Here is the vid with it in ,https://www.youtube....h?v=UWyPQWHWgt8 , he mentions about it & shows the swich @ 8.22 in the vid there bouts 


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Seen that. That would be nice to have.

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Posted March 12, 2016 - 01:08 PM

That is something I would enjoy having on mine. Afraid I wouldn't have enough know how to finish it if I tried to install it.
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Posted March 12, 2016 - 10:14 PM

John Deere started including a locking Dif. on the 420(I think) and has had them on the bigger GTs since.

It is a good feature. Simplicity has had a limited slip for many years. I do not know what others have it.


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Posted March 13, 2016 - 05:47 AM

Anything with the Peerless 2500 is a limited slip. Both tires will dig a hole if your not careful!


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Posted March 14, 2016 - 07:10 PM

A lot of the Bolens tube frame tractors have a large nut on the left rear axle that you loosen ro tighten by hand. Fully loosened gives you open differential, fully tightened will either lock it or give limited slip ( I have heard both, mine will slip sometimes, but I do need to adjust the rearend, so mine might be malfunctioning). On mine I can reach the nut without getting off the tractor.

 

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 08:38 AM

Another path to the same destination is having steering brakes - separate brake pedals for a drum/rotor on each back wheel. Some of the cubs and deeres (300, 318) had them.

If one tire starts to spin, you can feather the brakes on that side and transfer "power" to the holding side. And it lets you pivot on one wheel for sharper turns as well. They are great to have in sloppy conditions where the front end might be light or just push instead of turning.

 

But another switch (electric diff) to play with would be cool as well.......

 

My big tractor has a locking diff (pedal you step on to engage it), but since it is also 4 wheel drive, it doesn't need to be used much. It also has steering brakes, which DO get used some......


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Posted March 15, 2016 - 09:28 AM

My JD 140 has separate brakes. They work realy well when you get stuck. Just like traction control on a newer car or truck.

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Posted March 16, 2016 - 08:03 PM

I love the locking diff on my Deere 420. Although it digs twice as fast some instances!

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 09:02 AM

thats why i like the straight axle in the Rancher 2 , either got traction or none  , no muckin around


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