How Fast Is It Supposed To Go
Posted August 13, 2011 - 08:32 PM
According to the manual it should be capable of 7.3 mph in high range at full throttle. That's assuming standard tires and max engine speed of 3,600 rpm. That's about the same maximum speed as both my JD445 and my Cadtrac. However at slightly less than 2/3 throttle the speed was closer to 15 mph than 7 and there was still a lot of throttle to go. I know that some of the later 224's were capable of about 9.4 mph but even that's slow compared to the speed this thing was traveling.
Even at that speed it handled well. I know full speed in high range is only to be used for "transport", but I couldn't imagine driving any distance at that speed on anything other than pavement. Maybe the 224 on the hood is the Lawnmower Racing Association number not the model number.
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Posted August 15, 2011 - 11:16 AM
Just wondering, how did you measure the speed. A friend of mine that works on boats uses his GPS to check speed.
I took your advice and did another test run this morning with the GPS. The maximum speed on level ground was 12.3 mph. That was at roughly 2/3 throttle and riding on the stock 8.50 x 12 turf tires. I believe it could make 15 mph at full throttle but 12 mph is more than fast enough.
I doubt it'll ever go that fast agian (on purpose) as long as I own it. Its main purpose for the forseeable future is dragging logs, pulling trailer loads of firewood, mulch and garden debris.
Posted August 15, 2011 - 11:26 AM
60 MPH = 88' per second.
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