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#16 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 11:52 AM

I just picked this up...... Problem SOLVED!

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Posted May 14, 2017 - 12:56 PM

I shift my geardrive cubs on the fly all the time, no grinding and no issues.
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Posted May 14, 2017 - 11:09 PM

I shift my geardrive cubs on the fly all the time, no grinding and no issues.

Same with my landlords, if your not stupid, or try to down shift, you wont have grinding. It dont matter if you have no syncros, or what have you. Just dont be stupid, and do it only shifting up.


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Posted May 15, 2017 - 05:57 AM

From a dead stop


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Posted May 15, 2017 - 07:52 AM

Same with my landlords, if your not stupid, or try to down shift, you wont have grinding. It dont matter if you have no syncros, or what have you. Just dont be stupid, and do it only shifting up.


I down shift my cubs also, the key is to push the clutch in and the tractor will start to slow and once it's to the proper speed I down shift.
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Posted May 15, 2017 - 08:32 AM

I down shift my cubs also, the key is to push the clutch in and the tractor will start to slow and once it's to the proper speed I down shift.

I tried it once, from third to first, which it would probably work  better from third to second or second to first, anyway, it ground the gears, and i dont want to put any uneccesary ware on the old girl


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Posted May 15, 2017 - 08:36 AM

I use to shift my AYP wizard, I was going downhill with a trailer, almost stopped and down shifted, broke something, no gears at all. I towed it to my shop with the zero turn and bought a GT 5000 with no motor but a hood hydro, swapped it in and no more shifting issues.
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Posted May 15, 2017 - 08:45 PM

This shifting issue was easily solved at my place,,,,, bought a hydro problem solved! :D   I only have 1 gear driver left, a 30 yr old compact and as long as you only want to upshift it usually doesn't complain,, downshifting ummm yea Ill pass on that, horrific grinding is involved.  If I ever replace that machine it will also be a hydro.  I too was a staunch gear guy, never buy a hydro,,,,, yea then I was able to use a few of them, I wouldn't go back to gears.


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Posted May 15, 2017 - 09:04 PM

I have had both. I like the hydro's for their smoothness and their ease of operation (Ford LGT-145 and JD 165) especially for my Grandson. The Geared Craftsman II's with the 3 speed W/Hi-Lo are awesome when needing to do heavy towing or pulling. No worries of over heat or wining (still have to select the proper gear prior to application). Each has it's place with me. 


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Posted May 18, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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


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Posted May 19, 2017 - 07:00 AM

I have had both. I like the hydro's for their smoothness and their ease of operation (Ford LGT-145 and JD 165) especially for my Grandson. The Geared Craftsman II's with the 3 speed W/Hi-Lo are awesome when needing to do heavy towing or pulling. No worries of over heat or wining (still have to select the proper gear prior to application). Each has it's place with me. 

 

I prefer to pull with the hydro it don't roll when you park it and I can adjust my travel speed with out shifting. Heck I don't even need to use the brake or clutch. 

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Posted May 19, 2017 - 08:58 AM

There's a bear cub up in the tree watching you.


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Posted May 19, 2017 - 03:11 PM

There's a bear cub up in the tree watching you.

Haha ....funny you spotted that.....Thats a carving I started a long time ago, a family of birds decided to nest on it one winter and I did not have the heart to evict them  so I let them have it for the season. Next winter the got it again, I let them have it again. This time after the baby birds took flight I took it outside so that they would not nest on it and I could get around to finishing it.  I got busy with other things and never got back to it. 


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