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I took my BX1850 to the dealer last week and had the linkage on the HST replaced to help with the sudden stop in reverse. Altho mine wasn't that bad I chose to have it upgraded in case another family member had to use it.

Now when the reverse pedal is released it appears to have a 2 stage stop. It still stops quick but it doesn't bring the front wheels off the ground. The forward stop was effected to a small degree now it takes a second longer to stop.

The replacement parts used were from a BX2660. I'm attaching a copy of the parts list for those interested. You will also see a section for the internal parts but I'm very pleased with the results thus far and will forgo the HST tear down.

There is also a video showing the stop in reverse on a small incline but I can't figure out how to blur out the ugly man on the tractor. :sidelaugh

Any questions? Comments

 

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Thanks for posting the breakdown, theres quite a few parts involved.....
 

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Its just the ones from the arrow down? Can you post a picture of the revised linkage on your tractor. I've got bx24 I may do this to but would be diy.

I've learned to lived with it by being light of the lift off when going backwards but it would be good to improve if not too pricey on time and parts cost.

Thanks for posting.
 

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From the arrow down were the parts replaced. It made a big difference in the usability.

I'll try to get a pic of the new linkage this afternoon.

It didn't cost me anything to have the parts installed. I think the labor was rated at 1.5 hours and Kubota supplied the parts. If you had to pay out of pocket I imagine it would cost at least $150. to $200.
 

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bravo!,
for doing due dilligence in remediating the tranny snap of your bx1850. it is unfortunate that kubota won't cover those expenses for their customers, if as you point out it's a couple pf hundred dollars parts and labor on machines running $9k to outfitted $14 to $15k . . . so much for corporate goodwill.
congrats once again on your fix (kubota told my dealer, "a fix did not exist!"
and because mine was unbearable, i traded in and up to a bx2360 and am happy i did.
retrospectively, i wish kubota had gotten it act together on this issue.
none the less, - happy tractoring! shrekbelly
 

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Here's the video as promised.

HiPocket,
I can't get a good pic with the deck on, next time the decks off for maintenence will get a pic then.

 

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JD-Jeff thanks for the video. The throttle looks to be about 3/4 open and on level ground under your conditions the reverse stop looks acceptable to me.
When stopping my BX23 will roll another couple feet in either direction which probably absorbs the stop alittle better tho and I'm guessing the 60 series does too.
I've never run into anything due to not judging my stopping distance.

On a lesser point I thnk another contributor to the more abrupt stop in reverse for the 50 series may be related to the change to the separate pedal design (below floorpan treadle pedal).
I REALLY like the above floorpan treadle pedal on my BX23. I barely have to shift my foot to change directions which probably adds a more precise control of both direction and speed.
Course the 00 & 30 series treadle pedal wasn't for everybody which had alot to do with the redesgn.
If I had a 50 series I'd definitely look into the linkage mod you had done.
 

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The RPM's were around 2800. The video was taken on a 2-3% down hill grade. I tried to match the grade that was used on a previous post backing up with a bagger.
 

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JD that was in 2 wheel drive hi range?

After a while I've gotten kind of use to just gently letting off reverse, although it not natural. Would rather just bail off the pedal with much less thought.
 

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I have to say this:
I am glad you got your tractor fixed, but I saw you first video....can't find it now though....you were on a definite slope in that one, this one looks like you are basically on flat land. You also had a bagger with almost full bags.
Sorry, but if you want to make comparison videos, the setup should be the same, on the same land, and going at the same speeds.
 

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I have to say this:
I am glad you got your tractor fixed, but I saw you first video....can't find it now though....you were on a definite slope in that one, this one looks like you are basically on flat land. You also had a bagger with almost full bags.
Sorry, but if you want to make comparison videos, the setup should be the same, on the same land, and going at the same speeds.
Kenneth, the first poster from the video you saw was by Manonthehill. JD is posting his fix and looks good now. You got the wrong man.:Stop::trink40:
 

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Not sure due to the resolution of but it looks like wheel locks up and skids momentarily. How did it do on dry pavement. Better than before control mod?

I may just leave mine way it is. I've learned to live with it.
 

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SORRY. I thought it was the same guy.
 

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Here's a video on concrete. It's level, 2800 RPM, high range and 2 wheel drive.

Now lets see some of you guys post videos of your BX22's and the new BX 60 series. We would like to check them out for comparison.

 
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