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    Default 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Hi

    I recently bought a 2007 2520 with 34hrs on it. I find that it is sometime hard to put in low range or high. Low range seems to be the hardest.

    Is it a simple adjustments or is something wrong?

    Thank you

    Eric

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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    It happens to me all the time and it's normal. If you touch the forward/reverse pedals a bit while you're shifting it will go into gear easily - you just need to sync up the gears properly.
    Thanks,

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Jeff is 100% correct. The gears are not synchronized so you must "line them up" sometimes by touching the hydro pedal. Mine has also done this since new...
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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Thanks guys!!

    I'm glad to hear it's normal.


    Heres a pic of her. The ROPS were off since I had just got it out of the trailer (enclosed).




    Eric

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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Yep...Jdbower has the answer. A SLIGHT step on the go pedals as you are pushing the Hi/Lo lever will give you "click..click" feedback feeling in your hand as the mechanical part of the drive system connects up.

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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Conversely, if you forget to select a range before you let off the brake on a hill, be SURE to come to a stop BEFORE trying to put it in low or high. Otherwise, you'll grind off a pound or two.

    Don't ask how I know this.
    Runner

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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Straight cut gears......they just need to be lined up!
    Touch pedals as above!
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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd
    Jeff is 100% correct. The gears are not synchronized so you must "line them up" sometimes by touching the hydro pedal. Mine has also done this since new...
    Samething on my 2003 4310, i will let ya'll know iff it happens on the 3520.
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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Good pic by the way.
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    Default Re: 2520 Hard to put in gear

    Same on the 2320 tractor. By the way, what is the white stuff in the picture?
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