Ferris Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GSPHUNTER, Mar 31, 2008.


    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Hey guys I just got an '04 Ferris DD 52". If I set the speed to full speed, then pull in on the pistols, it makes the lever come back to a slower setting. Does anyone know what causes this, or a fix for this. It's pretty annoying to have to reset your max speed after every turn.

  2. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    Good question. One of mine does that also and I haven't screwed with it yet.
  3. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    Needs to be greased /spray wd40 or something like that on the moving parts

    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    What moving parts? I greased the grips already. Can anyone be more specific on what to lube so this doesn't happen. Thanks.
  5. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 368

    Look down below the rear of the machine, you will see what looks like a clamp with pads i think is a 1/2" nut and bolt through it that connects to the linkage. It is slotted for the bolt and can be adjusted some, tighten it up. Also be sure it has no oil or grease on the pads that grip the slotted arm.
    My did the same thing last year and i just tighten it up some but not to much or it will be hard to adjust your forward speed and to put into neutral. Make a adjustment and try it till it works.

    GSPHUNTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Thank you to everyone who has responded.
  7. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    Im having a similar problem on my dd 52" also when I pull the cruise contrl bar back to neutral, it won't stay up for the safety switch(quite annoying). Anyone know what the problem could be? I tried adjusting the friction plate, but no luck. The transmission belt needs replaced could this have anything to do with it?k

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