View Full Version : Bobcat Ransomes ground speed

08-29-2011, 03:47 PM
I just bought Bobcat Ransomes model #XM3609 WB and it has one ground speed...fast. I have been reading some earlier posts and figure its the variable speed pulley that's stuck/rusted/old.

My question is what is the best way to figure out if this is the problem and get it unstuck? WD40? Bang on it a bit?

Also, what does it look like?


08-29-2011, 04:59 PM
Take the pulley off. Disassemble it. Clean it up. Lubricate the sliding parts. Reassemble and put it back on.

Although it may be rusted beyond being fixed...or I have even seen one welded into 1 speed so in those cases its new pulley time.

08-30-2011, 07:12 PM
Is this an fairly simple task of getting off and back on?

09-01-2011, 11:15 AM
Is this something a simple guy like me will screw up? I think its one bolt to get off and back on, right?

Little help please, my grass is growing and this thing is stuck in super fast mode...


09-01-2011, 04:46 PM
gonna try to spray it down 3 or 4 times with WD40 and give it a couple love taps with the hammer to see if it frees up.

wish me luck