I have a 2005 ltx1000 .Front end can literally lift wheel when from stop starting out in 5 or. 6 gear with throttle up at half not very smooth . Also are these tractors shift on the fly
Thanks for the inputMy Sears Super Suburban 12 has manual trans, with low and high ranges so I get 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds.
The engagement comes from an idler pulley being pulled against the drive belt when you release the clutch pedal. If your's is similar, you might check to see that the following are correctly installed.
Others might have some further suggestions.
- Belt is in good shape and not worn to the point of being a limp noodle. In this condition they tend to grab.
- Belt is correctly seating in the pulleys and not bottoming out in the bottom of the groove.
- Clutch spring is the correct one, and is positioned correctly and applying the right pressure to the belt
- Ease up when releasing the clutch pedal
Shift on the fly implies that the machine can achieve sufficient speed and momentum in one gear to keep it rolling while you hunt for and engage the next gear. Really hard if not impossible to achieve on a garden tractor unless you are on pavement, and headed down hill.
The gears in small tractors are straight cut, often with no lead ramp for engaging. The teeth have to be almost perfectly aligned to mesh. Fortunately that's not a big problem with the reduction ratios involved..
The owners manual I have, a PDF of a close but not exact model, indicates the operator is to come to a complete halt before shifting gears. To do otherwise runs the risk of breaking the 'keys' that select the individual gears(linking them to the shaft). I figure mine is old enough to go to a bar on its own, so likely has no replacement parts readily available. Given that, I don't want to break something I likely cannot fix, so I do come to a complete halt before changing gears.
Thanksthe brake pedal also acts as a clutch by putting slack on the belt...
so when trying to get going, release the brake slowly, just like you would release a clutch slowly.....
yea, yea... I know that's "no-fun" but it's safe!
thank you very informativeThe gears are meshed all the time if I have the workings correct. The 'keys' are used to engage the already-rotating gears with the input/output shaft. The keys are a form of 'dog clutch'.
The above applies to the light duty transmissions(transaxles) used in riding mower type applications. Other, real 'transmission' types, move the gears to engage/disengage and change ratios.
The OP has a lt1000, which is the lightest of duty level AYP products. It likely has a 5/6 speed transaxle as described above. It is not a separate transmission with the Hi/Lo select. A donut says the owners manual states that coming to a complete stop before shifting is the recommended procedure. The one feature of a 'gear' transmission missing is the ability to up/down shift without having to stop. Given parts availability(close to none), I baby that little box, and do come to a stop before shifting. A hydro is nice when you have differing growth and a speed change would be desired, but they have their own set of features and problems.