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Riding Lawn Tractors with Hydrostatic Transmission Tip of the Year

Hello everyone! IF you have a riding mower or tractor with hydrostatic transmission you are going to love this insider's tip. Slightly overfill the transmission. Always keep the fluid level about 1/4 inch above the full line on the dipstick. Once you have done this you will instantly notice that the tractor has more speed in forward and reverse. You will also notice that it has more power when mowing up hill. Doing this solved several problems I was having with low power and also slow reverse. I had adjusted the linkage but it did not solve my problem, adding the additional transmission fluid did. Enjoy your more responsive tractor! Joe

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transmission repair or replace


Jim, The links below are what I found on the Net., You could also do a search with your year, make and model# for possible better results. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Husqvarna 24hp VTwin Hydrostatic 48' cut riding lawn mower will not move either direction.


I would check the drive belt going to rear end if not that I would check fluid level in transmission.

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How to fill hydrostatic transmission fluid on Poulan Pro


How do I check the transmission
Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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How to Fill Hydrostatic Transmission in Lawn Tractor

http://husqvarna.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/387/~/maintenance---what-type-of-oil-is-used-in-the-hydrostatic-transmissions%3F

Craftsman Hydrostatic Transmission Fluid Change

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The tractor will not go forward or backward it starts right up but will not engage


1) The drive belt between the engine and transmission has broken or jumped off a pulley.
OR
2) Your hydrostatic transmission is dead.

DO NOT STICK YOUR FINGERS UP INSIDE A RUNNING MOWER TO SEE IF THE DRIVE BELT IS MOVING.

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Does it have gears or a hydrostatic (automatic) transmission?

If it's a gear model, sounds like a loose drive belt.

If it's hydrostatic, it could be a belt problem or a problem inside the transmission. If it's a tranmission problem, this is not good. Many of the transmissions on riding lawn mowers are not serviceable - they are just replaced.

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