I very recently purchased a Huskvarna YT42DXLS after 14 years of a sears 18Hp B&S. I searched this site for recommendations and I ended up with the Husky.
The problem I am having is that my tractor, the limited slip transmission, does not allow me to make sharp turns, not wheel lock but close, even on level dry grass. On turning the transmission locks causing the front wheels to plow, then it unlocks and the turn starts only to lock again, repeating until I unwind the steering wheel. This results in a very jerky turn in which I never know where I am going to end up.
I have called Huskvarna and they told me that it was the steering drag links. The phone person would not go beyond this and started to get a little testy when I pursued another explanation.
I called the local shop where I purchased it and they said there were no service bulletins and that they had no other complaints on these tractors. They suggest I turned the wheel too sharply. When I explained that the Husvarna web site specifically advertises the sharp turning of their tractors my local guy said that that was for all tractors and my tractor did not apply.
Is something wrong with my specific tractor or is this a result of design?
Can it be fixed?
If it can't be fixed is this locking, unlocking, likely to shorten transmission life?
Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you all in advance.