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dav

is hi-lo neccessary

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I currently have a 12 inch pulley on my transmission to slow down enough to roto-till. It does not slow me down as much as I would like. I have to keep riding the clutch, as it were. Looking at pictures of the Hi-Lo set up, it seems to be driven by a 5 or 6 inch pulley. Does it slow the tractor down more than the 12 pulley does? I find I have bought a few things that I didn't need just because I didnt know enough about them. Although I like the hi-lo on my Sears Suburban, I have not tilled with it so I dont know if it is an asset or not

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rokon2813
Rod, Its been a while, cant remember the measurement, 1/2 inch to a full inch. The standard shaft needs to be cut off that much for the hi lo to work on the older tractors like the B's and Landlords. I have never seen one on the newer style like 3400's and up so I cant attest to those. When I broke the axle tube on the B12 I swapped out the whole rear for one from a Landlord 101 and that was the only mod I had to do. the B12 had hi lo when I got it, and the 101 did not. Dave, I havent tilled with a Suburban either, but I have checked the ground speed of both side by side. The B in lo is slower than the Suburban in lo by far.

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KVANDY12
Dav, I till with my AC 914H in this heavy S.C. red dirt and I have to ride the clutch also. So I tryed not to till to deep on the first pass, about 3" and it work a whole lot better. Take a little longer but in the long run it's work out to be about the same time.Oh on the second pass I go across the grain. Works for me. Ken

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Kent
In general, you should only have to cut the 1" off the input shaft on the older trannies that came with 7 thru 9 HP engines. It should bolt right on the 10HP and newer ones, though there may be a few of the Landlord 101s and Big Tens that have that tranny as Simplicity used up their stock.... I can't speak for the RBTs... the linkage is likely just one more thing the running board would get in the way of... :D

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