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    Silver Member mark4Jesus's Avatar
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    Default Turning in FWD

    Are there limitations turning when FWD is engaged? Can I turn the front wheels all the way without concern?
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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    Turning in FWD should not be a problem at all.
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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    On many of our tractors, the front wheels "land speed" is slightly faster than the rear just to address turning.

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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    Quote Originally Posted by chh
    Turning in FWD should not be a problem at all.
    I would add this to that reply:

    if the tractor is on gravel or dirt.

    The front wheels do turn slightly faster, and need to be able to "slip" a little, you can also feel a binding when turning hard because the inside a outside wheel are rotating at different speeds.
    If you are on hard pavement where the tires can't slip a little then you can damage your tractor!
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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    Don't use the turning brakes when in FWD .

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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    Thanks guys. I had never give it any thought until the other day when I was doing some disc-ing and noticed how sharp the front wheels turned at full left/right turn. I blew a drive shaft seal on a kubota I used to have by leaving it in FWD and running down the road in 4/High, so I am always looking out for the FWD.
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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    FWD just really isn't meant for fast road driving. I looked at a used MF 481 last year that I don't think had ever been out of FWD. The axle seals where leaking and the front tires where worn out in under 500 hrs. The owner had property on a paved county road and ran field to field on pavement.
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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd
    I would add this to that reply:

    if the tractor is on gravel or dirt.

    The front wheels do turn slightly faster, and need to be able to "slip" a little, you can also feel a binding when turning hard because the inside a outside wheel are rotating at different speeds.
    If you are on hard pavement where the tires can't slip a little then you can damage your tractor!
    A picture is always worth a thousand words to me. DEWFPO
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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    Quote Originally Posted by DEWFPO
    A picture is always worth a thousand words to me. DEWFPO
    That is very cool! Thanks for posting

    Mind if I save that to use in the future?
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    Default Re: Turning in FWD

    DEWFPO, great picture! I like pictures, easier than reading!
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