Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

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I have a Stanley 17.5 hp 42"cut riding mower, purchased in 2002. Lately it has started to move slower, especially on grades, and really slow in reverse. It has a hydrostatic transmission. Are there adjustments that can be made to help this. The engine is as good as ever. Thanks

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Sounds like its slipping..
Have you checked the hydro fluid ?
Are there any leaks ?
Could be an adjustment in the pedal..
Look at all the pedal linkage and you might find some adjustment there..
Or - maybe a moving part is waring out in the linkage..

Hope this helps !!
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Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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    Steve Henderson Sep 23, 2011

    I have a stanley 22hp 52" cut with hydrostatic trans with same problem the manual tells you nothing about checking fluid or changing fluid that is what I want to know too!!! Thanks!!!

  • Steve Henderson
    Steve Henderson Sep 23, 2011

    I think my trans is sealed and thereis no way The manual tells you how to work on it!!! Any info would help,mines making noise and gets slower the hotter it gets!!! Thanks

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