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  1. #1
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    Georgia
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    Kubota M125X, JD 5425

    Default 5x03 collar shift question

    I have a 2006 JD 5303. I have noticed that when I bush hog and have to put the tractor in reverse to get in tight places the gears usually grind even though I have stopped completely before changing to reverse. Is this related to having a collar shift transmission. It appears to happen only when I am running the PTO.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Madison, WI
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    John Deere 790

    Default Re: 5x03 collar shift question

    If the engine is still "winding down", or if you leave the throttle open, it'll grind. None of the gears, forward or reverse, are synchronized (AFAIK). You might avoid it if you "double-clutch"; that is, throw it in neutral from your forward gear, release the clutch, floor the clutch again, and it should slip into reverse more smoothly. Or, if you're leaving the hand throttle open, try pulling it down to idle before shifting.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2005
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    West Texas
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    JD 5325 JD 5203 JD 2320 LT 133

    Default Re: 5x03 collar shift question

    I do the same thing when I get tired or in too big a hurry. Just gotta let er wind down like the fella said.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: 5x03 collar shift question

    Quote Originally Posted by unreconstructed View Post
    I do the same thing when I get tired or in too big a hurry. Just gotta let er wind down like the fella said.
    That is the one thing I HATE about my tractor! I got a feeling the trans gears are not going to last that long on mine.

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