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Ground speed on Broadmoor

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mowerman1193
Anyone know the ground speed on the early Broadmoors?Would like to know the speed differences between the 2 speed verses the 3 speed trans.Also would like to know about the Hi-Lo units. I have a Broadmoor 717 and it seems slow in 2nd gear(2spd.trans)and I picked up a 728 with a 3 speed trans for parts and wondered if the 3spd. was faster. Thanks, Kevin

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Mowerman, Sorry I can't help with the ground speed spec's. I have a 717 2 speed and find low too slow and hi too fast for most cutting. I just "blew" the tranny while using my snow blade. I'm wandering if you know where I could find a used tranny for parts and what other trannys would fit the 717? I would like to modify the tranny input pulley or add a hi/lo second pulley. Also my three blade deck could use a higher blade speed. I'm wandering if you have similar problems or modification interest. Wiecked[A href='rwieck@litchfieldil.com']rwieck@litchfieldil.com[/a]

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I think you will like the 3 speed better. While cutting my smaller yard with my 728 3spd I often use 3rd and have to slow the engine down to around half speed - but it still cuts well due to the exceptional 3-bladed mower performance. I use 2nd with higher engine speed when the grass is extra long and/or thick. I believe the hi-low kit basically just gives you lower gearing for implement usage. The earlier 6HP-717 Broadmoor used a two belt trans drive with a center counter pulley setup. 727-738 Broadmoors used a single belt system that went from the engine directly to the trans. I'm not sure how interchanging them would work out with the belt position and frame mounting. Anyone else....?

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