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My 314 had the differential locked by PO. I got tired of tearing up the lawn and scrubbing the tires while on pavement so I tore her down to see how it was locked and hoping it was not welded. Everything looked normal at first, it wasn't locked the normal way of switching the spider gears. A closer look revealed that the axle gear was turned around with axle hub end facing the transmission....never seen it done this way before.

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I was afraid to revert back to a slip differential because my 314 pulls like a mule with it locked. However I cannot tell much difference since I changed it back to normal. I pulled up against a tree to test it and both tires spun and dug a hole in the ground equally on each side.

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On 3/24/2020 at 8:45 AM, deebig said:

I was afraid to revert back to a slip differential because my 314 pulls like a mule with it locked. However I cannot tell much difference since I changed it back to normal. I pulled up against a tree to test it and both tires spun and dug a hole in the ground equally on each side.

I would say, something isn't quite right just yet.  On asphalt / concrete how does the tractor steer?

 

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5 minutes ago, Brettw said:

I would say, something isn't quite right just yet.  On asphalt / concrete how does the tractor steer?

 

Just fine, no tire scrub or under steer. I pulled up a small tree stump this afternoon....took 3 attempts but both wheels spun, although not equally all the time, maybe like 80% they both pulled.Before I could not even steer when using weights on my box blade.

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12 hours ago, deebig said:

Just fine, no tire scrub or under steer. I pulled up a small tree stump this afternoon....took 3 attempts but both wheels spun, although not equally all the time, maybe like 80% they both pulled.Before I could not even steer when using weights on my box blade.

Sounds like it's working just like it should.  They are set up to be limited slip and it sure sounds like yours is doing just that.

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