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Had alot of fun today with the new GT5000, until the rain showed up. Very impressed with the tractor after today. She pulled that box blade like it was not even there, and I had about 150lbs of weight on it. I did notice it worked alittle hard with the hydro in reverse, any thoughts on that? One thing for sure, the 24HP Briggs uses alot more fuel then my older 19.5 twin briggs did. :trink40:

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I have the rear grader blade on my GT5000. True, it doesn't have the pushing ability in reverse that you have pulling in forward. Usually, what I do is not try to move so much in reverse and it helps the situation.
 

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I too have a rear grader blade and that was good advice by "911radioman"". If you know you are going to be doing a lot of reverse work, in addtion to trying to move less material, try taking about 50 lbs of your weights off. I try not to do too much reverse work as it is awkward as **** for me to twist/turn around to see what I'm doing.

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