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  1. #1
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    yanmar 336d w ldr,Cub,many attachments

    Default Four Wheel Drive

    Any of you leave your tractor or atv in 4wd ? I got sick of going in and out and since my work is off road I am leaving mine in 4wd, just easier and one less thin g to think about,especially handy when mowing and using the loader-

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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    Yeah I leave mine in most of the time, you may notice if you're turning a tight corner on pavement it tends to bind up a little, other than that its ok.

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    Elite Member Mousefield's Avatar
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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    Leave mine in 2WD unless I need to go to 4WD. Think if you leave it in 4WD drive all the time, if not needed, there is extra wear and tear on your 4WD. Just like a vehicle you will also burn a bit more fuel.

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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    I only use 4wd on my tractor when it is needed. Any other time its in 2wd. If your tires are not the exact size for the 4wd ratio you will wreck you the clutch that engages it. You will know of they are out because you will feel a clunk every so often when engaged in four wheel drive driving on a hard surface. 4wd is only supposed to be used on soft surfaces. I have heard that the front tires turn slightly faster then the rears.

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    7040 HDC 1153 fel

    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    i dont put mine in 4wd drive unless ive got a heavy load on the loader an rear hay forks or unless im pulling a real heavy load.last winter it stayed in 4wd drive because it stayed wet an muddy most of the year.

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    Elite Member dex3361's Avatar
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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    Well as usual I am different from everybody else. Here in WV you cant go more than a few feet in any direction without being on a hill of some degree. I started out putting it in and out as needed but thought I was going to wear the lever out so I just leave the kubota L4400 and the Kubota BX1500 in 4WD all the time the exception is when I am going onto the hard road. For me it is safer. JMHO
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    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    Always in 2WD, unless i am pushing snow

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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by dex3361 View Post
    Well as usual I am different from everybody else. Here in WV you cant go more than a few feet in any direction without being on a hill of some degree. I started out putting it in and out as needed but thought I was going to wear the lever out so I just leave the kubota L4400 and the Kubota BX1500 in 4WD all the time the exception is when I am going onto the hard road. For me it is safer. JMHO
    I leave my Kubota BX23 and both of the BX1500s in 4WD all the time.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    I put mine in 4WD when needed, but I often have to run out on the paved road; don't know enough about the mechanical side to know if leaving it in 4WD is harmful, but if I was always in the hills like other I would probably leave it in.
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    Default Re: Four Wheel Drive

    If I've got good traction (like June til Oct) its normally in 2wd. Ice, mud, snow or loose hills its 4wd. Not that big a deal to shift on my JD4300....just a flick of the heel...

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