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Making reverse faster in a Husqavarna

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Dirty Water, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    I have a Husqavarna YTH-150 lawn tractor I mow my place with, Its got a hydrostatic drive.

    I'm curious if there is any way I can adjust it to double the speed of reverse, as its painstakingly slow, and I have to do a lot of backwards cutting around the tree's in my orchard.

    Yes I know...I should get a Z.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    You may be able to adjust the actuating rod and get a little more but I know of no way to double the speed, Also adjusting for more reverse will remove forward speed.
    Think a little more about that Z you mentioned.
  3. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,100

    The makers of riding mowers have been making the reverse speed of mowers a lot slower in the past few years. Too many fools backing up and running over kids and pets by not looking where they are going. They many not be any way to speed up the reverse. You can blame all this and the other safty switch mess on fools that should have never been let near a mower let alone run one.
  4. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    "I'm from the government and I'm here to help".
    Has anybody heard this before?
    Is it common knowledge that, a lot, if not all, new mowers have a deck defeat feature that stops the blades when the mower is in reverse?
  5. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    As in
    " EVERY TIME " you put it in reverse!
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    I already took care of that issue :laugh:

    Reverse mowing is a must in tight spaces....

    I really need to budget a Z into next years budget.

    I'm going to see if I can adjust the linkage to get a little more reverse speed.

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