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You lucky people get to read my first post on this forum. :D

Just got this machine a week ago, so I guess we won't be getting any snow in RI this year.

After assembly filled with gas all oils checked, I fired it up electric. When I checked the drive I put it in lowest forward speed depressed the clutch handle and much to my surprise it started driving in reverse, duh? :confused:

As the drive is initiated through friction wheels, I'm hoping it will just be an adjustment, I haven't messed with it yet.

Has anyone of you had a similar issue?

Thanks
 

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Hey POWERSHIFT93, I did the assembly from the box, but that linkage was hooked up at the factory. I really do not want to take the bottom off of the machine, but I notice that the shaft coming from the hand lever, at the connection point on the machine has a couple of inches of threaded rod beyond the clevis I don't know if "lengthening" the distance from the clevis to the upper lever will get me in the ball park. Thanks for the ALOHA :)
 

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I pulled up your owners manual on the web and there is an adjustment for the speed selector. Take a look at the manual. If you move the lever to the left one notch does
it go forward?
 

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Zavie, yes it does move forward when I move up to the 2nd notch, and the other notches respectively increases speed as it should. I'll go out later, maybe today, or not but I will check and maybe adjust, just to find out. As we know it is just a friction type drive so it is more than likely an adjustable issue. Thanks.
 

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Yea, easy fix. It maybe got banged up a bit in shipping and bent the rod? Friction disc transmissions are pretty simple. The only difference between F and R is which side of center it is adjusted to.
 

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Yea, easy fix. It maybe got banged up a bit in shipping and bent the rod? Friction disc transmissions are pretty simple. The only difference between F and R is which side of center it is adjusted to.
I hope nothing got bent in there. I really did not want to open up the housing, but after the poor adjustment from the factory, I might open it up just to make sure the internal adjustments have been made correctly or they did not change during shipping.
 
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