CVT (MTD Vari-drive) questions
I picked up an older Cub LT1040, using the Vari-drive or CVT speed control set up. It has the foot pedal that starts at neutral and slowly increases ground speed the more you push it.
It has Forward Neutral Reverse on left rear fender.
My question, I have checked the pulleys that do the vari-drive and they look great and move smoothly up and down, but after trying tractor not sure of one thing.
It moves well forward and reverse and goes fairly slow and fairly fast, depending on pedal position.
BUT>>>> From a dead start, it seems to be a bit "Jerky" and goes from not moving to about 2 mph fairly suddenly.
I am used to mostly Hydros so Maybe not a great comparison, but it is not smooth on takeoff. It seems there is zero MPH than suddely its moving at about 2mph with no inbetween.
Is this how the Vari drive should work, or should it be able to move or creep at lower speeds and start smoother??