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How much can I REALLY tow with a garden tractor?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Yarzy, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Depending on what linkages you are talking about, often just going to the next size pin up and replacing pins, can tighten up a bunch. There are places that this won't work, but some that it will. Drill out to the next larger size and replace the pins. YMMV.

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  2. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    I'm talking about ALL the linkages. The throttle cable linkage, the linkage from the throttle to the governor, to the idle..... there are a bunch of linkages on it, and they are all loose, especially the main throttle link on top of the carb... I can turn the throttle on the carb without moving the cable or throttle knob.... it's all just jiggleing around which can't be good.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahhh...that linkage.

    A couple of ways to fix that (to some extent). Filling the holes in and re-drilling is one way, the other is to go to a hobby store and get very small diameter brass tubing. Cut off tiny rounds, fit into the worn out hole (might have to re-drill to get a round hole that fits), then using a prick punch, open each "end" of the round so that it stays in place. Essentially you are re-sleeving the hole. The shaft for the carb butterfly can also be tightened by finding the correct size tubing to slide over the original and redrilling the carb to accept the larger diameter. I have actually made new shafts for this purpose, as well.

    Edit: it is time consuming to do a good job.
  4. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    The problem is, I don't even know what your talkin bout! I'll be having somebody who knows what their looking at have at it. ;)
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Got it.
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    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    If you post a picture of your problem on a wheelhorse forum you should be able to get help.
  7. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Did that, and we all had the same result, "Get somebody to have a look at it". ;)

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