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How do I adjust the friction wheel to change drive speed in any given gear?

I have a 2019 Husqvarna ST330 Model #961930125 that I would like to change the drive speed on any given gear. Right now 1st is too fast for the snow blower when blowing more than 6" of snow, having to disengage the drive every few feet does get pretty old. I see no turnbuckle or anything of the sort along the outside cable.

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If it is a Friction Disc drive, there should be a way to adjust it closer to the center of the drive plate, as that is the slower, until you go to the other side of center, and that is your reverse. Going more to the outside from center gives you speed. Being in neutral should be held back in suspension mechanically over the center. That is the basic setup, with each machine being a variant.

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I have the st230p and the speed control is cable controlled with a spring, any adjustments (if any) are in the transmission area, I have yet to take off the belly pan to look myself


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I don't see anything in the owners manual about adjustment. I would think there has to be something that allows you adjust the position of the friction wheel in relation to the drive wheel but I'm just not seeing it in the manual or the parts diagram.

http://service.webec.husqvarna.net/d...1159961-49.pdf

Main Husky site: https://www.husqvarna.com/us/support/manuals-downloads/

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If its set up like this one it looks like you just have to adjust the cable. He did not need to remove the belly pan, it was all done through the belt cover.

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The problem I had is that my cable doesnít have that inline adjustment, my manual doesnít say it has it either. But I have seen manuals for my machine that do have it, and I donít know what the difference is, whether itís a country thing US or CAN kinda thing. I asked the dealer I bought it from and they didnít see anything visible outside of the machine either.


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I don't see anything in the owners manual about adjustment. I would think there has to be something that allows you adjust the position of the friction wheel in relation to the drive wheel but I'm just not seeing it in the manual or the parts diagram.

http://service.webec.husqvarna.net/d...1159961-49.pdf

Main Husky site: https://www.husqvarna.com/us/support/manuals-downloads/

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I emailed Husqvarna support the other day, they said there is no adjustment for this year (2019) model.


So, if the friction disk drive ever gets out of aligned, I really don't know how it could get adjusted.

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I don't see anything in the owners manual about adjustment. I would think there has to be something that allows you adjust the position of the friction wheel in relation to the drive wheel but I'm just not seeing it in the manual or the parts diagram.

http://service.webec.husqvarna.net/d...1159961-49.pdf

Main Husky site: https://www.husqvarna.com/us/support/manuals-downloads/

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Well since Husky themselves say there is no adjustment I don't feel so foolish. Maybe it's time to do some Red Green adjustment.




What you would need to do is find a place where you can try to add a little length to the cable. Maybe using a link from a light weight chain between where the cable attaches to the upper shift handle or down at the bottom. Trial and error to get a lower 1st without losing it altogether.

I'm thinking of a link from something like the chain they use to hang fluorescent fixtures.


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Well since Husky themselves say there is no adjustment I don't feel so foolish. Maybe it's time to do some Red Green adjustment.




What you would need to do is find a place where you can try to add a little length to the cable. Maybe using a link from a light weight chain between where the cable attaches to the upper shift handle or down at the bottom. Trial and error to get a lower 1st without losing it altogether.

I'm thinking of a link from something like the chain they use to hang fluorescent fixtures.

Lol, Red Green
I will take this into consideration. Haven't decided if to keep this machine yet. Just not impressed with the engine power (11hp) over my '96 John Deere 8hp which I am still using most of the time yet.

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Something is very wrong with that machine if 6” plus inches is too much for 1st gear.
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