Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Door County, Wisconsin
Toro Powershift - does it work?
I recently fixed the transmission on a Toro Powershift 824. It is the first time that I ever heard about a Powershift. The complaint from the owner was that he only had 1 forward gear and 1 reverse gear.
I tipped her up to remove the belly pan and what the heck......? There is a real transmission to this thing!
Well, not one to shy away from learning something new, I removed the transmission and tore into it. What I found was rust buildup inside the tranny case. So I took it all apart, cleaned up the rusty parts, put in new low temp grease and reassembled it.
It all works pretty well now.
But here is my original question - the owner says that it is a nice machine but he never uses the powershift function because he loses traction with the wheels in the rearward position.
Does it work like advertised?
What say you?
I would expect to hear from powershift93! Ha!
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