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post #1 of 8 Old 07-10-2019, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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X540 Jerks to a stop in Reverse

I have an X540 that 'jerks' to a abrupt stop when you release the direction peddle at even a relatively slow speed. You can slowly release the foot peddle and it stops gently. I am not experiencing a similar action in forward direction although it too might be more abrupt than normal. The machine is 2010 with about 570 hours on it. Nothing seems amiss with the linkages. I notice a shock absorber connected to the linkages. Might this be an issue?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-10-2019, 06:47 PM
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Re: X540 Jerks to a stop in Reverse

Most likely the shock. Its purpose is to slow the return of the pedals to the neutral position to prevent the transxle from thrashing and jerking to a stop.

I would suggest looking for the JD part number and doing a quick search on this site to see if someone has posted the OEM or an aftermarket part. The shocks are "shockingly" expensive from deere.
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Re: X540 Jerks to a stop in Reverse

Denver guy is correct, without the shock it would be the equivalent to slamming your car in park every time you wanted to stop.
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Re: X540 Jerks to a stop in Reverse

+100 on the above. Buy a new shock and throw the old one away.

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Re: X540 Jerks to a stop in Reverse

This one worked perfectly and fixed the exact problem your having in my x540

https://www.ebay.com/itm/192904430311
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Re: X540 Jerks to a stop in Reverse

Thanks guys. Guess my suspicion of the damper is looking to be correct. I appreciate the tips on the eBay option. Unfortunately he does not ship to Canada so off John Deere for the expensive option at ~$200 CDN!!!

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Thanks guys. Guess my suspicion of the damper is looking to be correct. I appreciate the tips on the eBay option. Unfortunately he does not ship to Canada so off John Deere for the expensive option at ~$200 CDN!!!

Cheers, Ken
Might be worth checking with Tufftorq, not sure what their parts network looks like in Canada but prices seem to be about 25% cheaper buying direct in the US then from Deere.

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Re: X540 Jerks to a stop in Reverse

You need a new dash pot....


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