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3208, Really Fast In Forward, Slow In reverse


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#1 toppop52 ONLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2016 - 08:34 PM

Is there an adjustment for the pedals? I just bought it and am learning about 3000 Series as I go.
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Posted August 08, 2016 - 11:27 PM

Do you want it faster in reverse?
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Posted August 09, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Yes, a bit. It flies in forward though! At half throttle or a bit more, it runs 8.1 on the GPS. I can control that, but would like a little more reverse speed, like 3-4 mph, right now it's less than 2.


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Posted August 09, 2016 - 06:37 PM

Not sure about your particular model. But my hydro tractors were always slow in reverse. My cub 1020 is very slow in reverse

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 07:04 PM

Both of mine are slow in reverse, 1811 and LT 1018.  I think they may be slow in reverse for a reason.  If your towing a cart you have less chance to tear it up by jack knifing it when the slow speed.  When mowing, not going that far that you need speed.  I have a couple Bolens that are slow in reverse also.  QT has a stiff brake pedal and has to be pulled back by hand to get decent reverse speed.  Got to have the RPM's up also.



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Posted August 09, 2016 - 07:20 PM

I've had a bunch of hydros, none were this slow.
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Posted August 09, 2016 - 08:20 PM

I can walk faster than mine goes in reverse. There is really no adjustment to make it go faster
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Posted August 09, 2016 - 09:44 PM

OK, thanks. I'm looking into to some other things.

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Posted August 10, 2016 - 01:19 PM

my neighbor's FF24 was like that, painfully slow in reverse.



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Posted August 10, 2016 - 03:54 PM

I got under it and adjusted the reverse pedal, now it's normal. I knew I'd read somewhere you could do that. It still runs to beat hell forward and normal reverse. It backs up my septic mound, which is steep, with no problem now.

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Posted August 10, 2016 - 05:24 PM

I'm not that familiar with the 3000 series hydro linkage/cam but on the older like mine there is some adjusting you can do at the linkage area to make sure it's getting its full travel.  Mine is much faster in forward than reverse.


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Posted August 10, 2016 - 07:00 PM

I'm not that familiar with the 3000 series hydro linkage/cam but on the older like mine there is some adjusting you can do at the linkage area to make sure it's getting its full travel.  Mine is much faster in forward than reverse.


Mine is too, even with reverse adjusted properly now, but before it would do over 8 mph forward and just over 1 mph in reverse. Now it's about 3.5 in reverse and climbs a steep grade real well.

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Posted August 11, 2016 - 01:14 AM

Glad u got it adjusted
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