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Old 04-20-2005, 08:24 PM
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Deere F710 issue

My son recently latched on to one of these front-deck Deere's. The question posed about it is this - Should the ground speed on this machine slow once the diff-lock is engaged ? The unit has good fluid level and it is clear (not burnt, etc.). It seems to lose about 50% of the speed you are traveling with diff-lock is on. Also to note, we read the manual paying attention to the caution: Do not engage differential lock at max. speed - so we have'nt. Just guessing I'd say top speed is in the 6mph range.

Thanks in advance for any ideas on this matter !
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:44 PM
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Maybe the 700 series is totally different, but when I ran 935's, you could hit the dif lock at any speed as long as you were going straight. Never slowed it down.

The 710's should be a single cylinder 17hp Kawi with a 48" deck. Factory speed should be 7mph.

These are old units. Could be 15 years old.
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