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How are the OE Gear Ratios for mowing?


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#1 BowDown OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 02:53 PM

For those that have the stock 3 belt drive setup on a T70 (or other, not sure if they are the same)... What are your thoughts on the OE speeds? Too fast, too slow, just right? 



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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:00 AM

Looks like no one mows with this thing eh? LOL.

 

Here's what my gears will look like vs. OE. 

 

 

 

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 08:50 PM

They seem to run and cut fine as designed. Just like any other mower though if you let it get too high it bogs down and clogs up. If you keep up with it, first or second gear are fine for mowing. If you're going to mow the back 40 that stands taller than you sitting you'll have a tough go at it. Don't ask it to be a brush hog and it'll do just fine for standard lawn care. I mow my girlfriends yard with one.


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 08:52 PM

They seem to run and cut fine as designed. Just like any other mower though if you let it get too high it bogs down and clogs up. If you keep up with it, first or second gear are fine for mowing. If you're going to mow the back 40 that stands taller than you sitting you'll have a tough go at it. Don't ask it to be a brush hog and it'll do just fine for standard lawn care. I mow my girlfriends yard with one.

So you use 1st or 2nd for mowing? I'll have more than enough power on tap but don't want the speed to be vastly off.

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 01:06 AM

I use first gear. There are a lot of obstacles in her yard and not much of a straight shot. If it was bigger and I mowed twice a week, I could probably get away with second, but as it stands, I use first and it does just fine.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:04 AM

I use to mow in 2nd with mine, but bear in mind, speeds would vary between tractors, because those Chrysler 8 3/4" rear ends they used were often salvage yard units and could have anywhere from 2.56 to 3.90 gear ratios.



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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:05 AM

Well I guess I'll run with the specs listed above and adjust from there if needed. Lol. Thanks!


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