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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 10:40 PM


Do you do any rolling shifts, say from 2nd to 3rd?

I don't care for the idea of starting out in high gear (on say my roper, 6th gear) pulling anything... I also tend to do wheelies and/burnouts then

Does anyone else do rolling shifts?

Edited by Greasy6020, May 13, 2017 - 10:56 PM.

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 10:43 PM

I mow in 2nd high I pull in 2nd low and I travel in 3rd High. 

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Posted May 13, 2017 - 10:53 PM

I dont have any hi/lo gears. I mow in second, plow in third *snow* Molboard plow in second, pushblade dirt in second. For pulling heavy loads, i start in third, if its a far distance. What i do is i start out low throttle, and i let out the clutch slowly, once it grabs, i let it out more till its fully out, and raise the throttle. I do do rolling shifts from time to time, but only when im hauling an empty wagon

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 12:57 AM

Mow in 2nd hi. Snow blow in 1st/2nd lo. Travel in 3 high. Plow garden in 2nd high.
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Posted May 14, 2017 - 04:54 AM

I Have to get off and move the belt on the pully. Panzer's don't shift. They just pull.
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Posted May 14, 2017 - 05:06 AM

I try not to shift the PK while moving never from 1st to 2nd but 2nd to 3rd with the foot throttle you can rev up in 2nd then let off between shifts even then I'm not good enough to get a perfect shift. The Jim Dandy with just a hand throttle never
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Posted May 14, 2017 - 06:59 AM

Its a gear selector not a shifter, there are no syncro's in these trannys. Shifting them seems to me like a good way to mess up your gearbox. 



So my answer is Nope with a capital N 

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 07:18 AM

Its a gear selector not a shifter, there are no syncro's in these trannys. Shifting them seems to me like a good way to mess up your gearbox.

So my answer is Nope with a capital N

I agree. Maybe we do things different (correct) here in New England

Edited by pharmer, May 14, 2017 - 07:19 AM.

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 07:20 AM

Mow in 2nd hi. Snow blow in 1st/2nd lo. Travel in 3 high. Plow garden in 2nd high.

Yeah, what you said.
Except this spring, I've had to mow in 1L. Too many weeks of rain that wouldn't let me in there to mow and it was thigh high.
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Posted May 14, 2017 - 07:23 AM

Only gear tractors I have are a couple Bolens and I never change gears while in motion.

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 07:39 AM

On the peerless with the Hi-Lo shifter, a complete stop is needed. On the 6 speed peerless I can get away with shifting from 6th to 5th and vice versa, but it does require careful de-clutching, and never force the shifter. (Similar to shifting a car with out clutching- light pressure on the shifter till it slides into gear)  I usually perform this maneuver 30-40 times per mowing due to the uneven growth of the grass. Then the other maneuver is when in 5th or 6th and I need to slow down for a sharp turn or obstacle I just slip the clutch. 

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 08:52 AM

I just put my foot down on the hydro..  I'm just shiftless!

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Yes, stop to shift. How deep in the mud are you?

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Most belt clutches are a Go-No/Go on/off switch and grab and jerk. Can throttle down some may help. Have to learn each machine, all seem to have their own methods needed to drive.  I'm older, prefer hydro, but even them can be grabby some if hand levers used.  Haven't had one running yet with foot control.

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 11:20 AM

I shift speeds on the go all the time without ever leaving my only forward gear  :D

Edited by Bob E, May 14, 2017 - 11:22 AM.