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  1. #1
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    Default Top speed - 1972 Case 580CK

    Hey folks,

    I have a '72 case 580 CK. New to me. It's a hydro drive beast and, unless I am missing something. It's god awful slow.

    By which I mean: I don't appear to have any 'range' selections. Just the forward and reverse pedals. There is a creeper/"cruise" lever on the steering column which works, but I am not counting that.

    As for the speed.. I'd say that at roughly half throttle full speed is basically a quick walk.

    Is this correct? Normal? Am I missing something?

    The only other item of note is a black knob on the lower left of the dash labled "shift speed" or something similar. But it doesn't appear to do anything.

    Thoughts??

    thanks!
    Morgan

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    Default Re: Top speed - 1972 Case 580CK

    sounds like the range lever got disconected.

    I doesn't make sense that it would be that slow normaly, you might as well have tracks if thats the top speed.

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    Default Re: Top speed - 1972 Case 580CK

    Where is the range lever? It's quite possible I haven't even seen it yet! I have very little time on the machine and until now, haven't needed it to go any faster.. I just sort of assumed it would go when I pushed down more..

    I bought it basically just for the backhoe but I do need to transport it about a mile and a half from time to time.

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    Default Re: Top speed - 1972 Case 580CK

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetjeep View Post
    Where is the range lever? It's quite possible I haven't even seen it yet! I have very little time on the machine and until now, haven't needed it to go any faster.. I just sort of assumed it would go when I pushed down more..

    I bought it basically just for the backhoe but I do need to transport it about a mile and a half from time to time.
    FIL has a '77 that has the range lever located at your feet, nearly under the seat.

    I believe it has 3 ranges...

    Hope this helps.

    Lunk
    TYM T353 HST w/TX3500 Loader / Faver SCX526LT Grapple / Woods BB60X Rotary Mower / Bush Hog SBX65 Box-Blade

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    Default Re: Top speed - 1972 Case 580CK

    It might! There is a lever down there that doesn't appear to have a purpose!

    I'll look around a bit and see what I can find.

    Thanks!

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