Fred Sowerwine, Montana's Max Dealer (Fred4dot)
|Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:50 pm: |
Donnie, I agree with Brandon that you probably do not have the sticks all the way forward allowing your tranny bands to be only partially engaged. Do try the belt dressing though! The only way to adjust the belt is to move the motor - I do not think that is necessary. Having the correct belt is important and not all swaps are with a belt that fits. I really think engagement of the tranny is your problem. Pulling the sticks back just part way is how to stop and hold yourself on a hill.
To back off a hill, I pull the sticks into neutral and allow the machine to roll back (don't shift into reverse unless you have dug holes and the machine will not roll back on its own and if you do shift into reverse, please go clear to the bottom before you shift back into forward) using the throttle as Brandon indicated to control your speed backward. If you get in a bind, pulling the sticks all the way back engages the tranny brake and you can ride the brake all the way down. Sounds as though you just need a few more hours behind the sticks.