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I am a fairly new JD owner with a 332. The issue I have with it is controlling the travel speed. If I am on flat ground at a normal mowing speed and then come to any incline, the tractor stops unless I push the speed control lever further forward. If I leave the lever in that forward position once I crest the hill, it takes off at full speed. So basically what I have to do is constantly control the speed with the hand lever. I don't think this is normal. Shouldn't I be able to place the lever in a certain position and the tractor would keep a consistent speed whether uphill, down or flat? Couple things I have done or checked with no change - 1. Changed trans fluid and filter. 2. Checked 'push valves' for proper operation. I didn't take these apart but they pop right back up when depressed. 3. The speed lever doesn't move on its own so I'm thinking the linkage and damper shock are fine. Also no excessive play in the shift or linkage. Any ideas? Am I correct in thinking this is not normal? Thank you in advance.