How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Satisfied Customers: 26523
Experience:  Technican turned service manager on multiple lines of equipment and rental equipment.
30244710
Type Your Agriculture and Farm Equipment Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a husqvarna zero turn 54 inch hydrosatic it goes

Customer Question

i have a husqvarna zero turn 54 inch hydrosatic it goes forward fine but weak in reverse
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Model number? If the transmission works fine in forward, most likely the reverse linkage needs adjustment, so it will move the transmission lever further. Just a manner of needs more travel in reverse. The more travel of the lever, the faster the mower will move.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have to get the model number but I have adjusted the linkage by the manuals instructions I bought the mower used when I first bought it it was one wheel that wouldn't move backwards at all so I tried the jacking up and it started to move a very little but real weak but couldn't get it strong
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

ONe wheel only? You say forward is ok? Did you work the lever on the transmission manually when you had it in the air?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It was only one wheel but both is moving slow now in reverse and yes forward is fine ... What do u mea manually
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Are you asking did I disconnect the lever and go straight to trans
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

remove the linkage and work the lever by hand.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I did try that but I didn't try it in the prime process
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

If you don't have good speed in reverse with unit up, and manually moving the lever, then there is internal problem.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How can I tell if all the air is out of systems
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

If the transmission runs fine in forward, it has no air in it. Have you tried to add any fluid?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
20-50 oil so do u think the problem is in pumps or the parts that wheel bolt to
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
can u rebuild them
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

The pump section , has a swash plate, that makes the directional change. That would be where problem lies. They are rebuildable, but not an easy job!

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't understand what exactly could go wrong with a awash plate
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do u have a diagram of a pump
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Not without your model number!

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok I'll get it
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Where would it be located because stickers has worn off the side
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Look under the seat for model number.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Under seat has 3 number
s# *****
V# *****
C#104584
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Ok, numbers don't work.. What engine is this, Briggs. Kawasaki or Kohler, what horse power? Year model?? We will have to just make a good guess.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Kawasaki
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Horsepower? Year model estimate? ?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Rz5424 model I think it's 04 26 hp
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Kawasaki FH721V-AS26 engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

I find the complete transmissions, but no breakdown for the parts. Looks to be Hydro Gear transmission, ZC-DUBB-3D8C-2WPX

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
http://www.jackssmallengines.com/jacks-parts-lookup/part/universal/025059 my pumps are made like this
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Will Lucas oil hurt the pumps if I used some in it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

No Lucas oil will not hurt the transmissions.