JX75 rpm Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spobubba, May 6, 2003.

  1. spobubba

    spobubba LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Just bought new John Deere JX75 and used it Sunday for the first time. Great mower and great cut.

    The dealer says the engine is tuned to 3,400 RPM. At tjhis setting, 4th gear feels too slow and 5th gear a little too fast. Anyone have any experience increasing the RPMs to 3,500 or 3,600 to increase speed of gears. That way I can mow in 4th gear and use 5th gear for transport?

    According to the manual, the engine can be operated betwn 3,200 and 3,600 RPMs. Any downside to increasing the RPMs?
  2. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    I have the John Deere JX85. Last year I had the rpms on the Kawasaki tuned up to 3 550 rpm. The dealer said that that is where they should be since the manufacturers set them too low. He said no damage will occurr.

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