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So this is the 2nd Case Ingy I have owned...and both have EXTREMELY sensitive transmission issues. I have to be extremely careful when maneuvering in tight places going back and forth between forward and reverse because if I apply too much pressure the tractor will jump... sometimes to the point of getting the front wheels off the ground! I have heard of linkage issues but this is NOT the case (pun intended) with my NEW Ingy as it's got 70 yrs on it and basically NEW. Also, the PO warned me of this saying it's always been touchy (just like my old Case 222!).

I'm thinking this is just a design flaw of the HyDriv system as it's just not SMOOTH like a JD Hydro.
It seems to me that if the designers simply put MORE TRAVEL LENGTH into the linkage it would be a much more smooth operating transmission.
Anyone ever modify this system to smooth it out?
I have also heard of changing the oil...did that... NO CHANGE.
There MUST BE SOMETHING that can be done!
Any Ideas?
 

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The manual that accompanies a new unworn tractor warns that injudicious handling of the travel lever will result in lofting the front wheels. It`s just an learned operation, like finding the friction point of a clutch in a car you haven`t driven before
 

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creekhed1 said:
"injudicious handling of the travel lever will result in lofting the front wheels."

You're NOT KIDDING!
hahahahaaa
The advice you received on MTF was spot on, elbow resting on knee, 2 or 3 fingers on side of dash tower and thumb and a digit or two on the lever. A little practice and you be pulling away smoother than a Dynaflow Buick. It`s not a design flaw per se, you`re just not used to it yet. JMO
 

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creekhed1 - If the issue you're addressing happens when you're mowing you need to be in low range. Next time you're in the situation you described try depressing the travel lever (push down) slightly when moving it in either direction. This should allow for a smoother motion in both forward and reverse directions. Have you a OM for the tractor you are talking about? If not you should really look into obtaining one. If you're unable to find it here in the CCI library you can sure purchase it from an Ingersoll dealer or from Brian Hildreth who is an Ingersoll dealer and a member here at CCI. Hope this helps. :thumbup:

Kenneth
 
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