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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My troy built lawn tractor is painfully slow. I can walk (slowly)

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my troy built lawn tractor is painfully slow. I can walk (slowly) faster. Runs great. Cuts great. New belts. any thoughts
Terry
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
Model number? Most models have an adjustment on the drive cable that will speed up the walking speed.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
model number
13WX78KS011
317740
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
This is rider! I was thinking of a self propelled walk behind. Your speed on the mower drive is controlled by the variable pulley under the seat, where the two belts come together. the pulley has to vary it's shape as you move the speed control lever. Sounds like the variable pulley is not moving. # ***** is the variable pulley in the parts link below. Try getting some oil down the shaft of it from the top, to try and free it up.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
https://www.partstree.com/parts/troy-bilt/mowers-lawn-garden-tractor/13wx78ks011-troy-bilt-bronco-lawn-tractor-2012/drive-rear-wheels/
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
If it does not spin freely and can move up and down , you get no speed change.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ill check those tomorrow. Thank you Curtis
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
OK> Thanks!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
did you find problem with the variable pulley?

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