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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Husqvarna LGT2654 Forward = Slower; Reverse = Nonexistent

I have a 2012 Husqvarna LGT2654 that I bought new 7 years ago. Within the last year or so it has really lost speed. I've tried following the manufactures recommendations on purging the transmission with only temporary success. After mowing for about 45 mins, reverse is pretty much non-existent. I eventually just make a wide u-turn to make my next pass. It really struggles when I pull my aerator with only a 35 lb weight. I had to add bracket mounts to the frame on the transmission because the welds busted which I guess is pretty common for this tractor. Also replaced the mounting bracket on the front side of the transmission.

Just recently bought a Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 54. I plan to use the Husqvarna for towing my roller, aerator, snow blower attachment, and general wagon use. If I can't get this speed problem fixed, then it's pretty much just going to be a paper weight. Looking forward to hear from the experts! Thanks!
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Does it work better when you first start out, when the transmission is cold? If so it sound like the pump mounting point might have some wear. It is made of aluminum and the pump is steel.
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not familiar with that model but have you replaced the drive belt? they can still have a nice "v" to them but the sides wear down and slip losing traction

also pay attention the the double pulley if you have a variable speed pedal, if the bearings allow it to move too much it can not apply the right tension on the belts

i know the hydro trannys have leaky seals as well so oil levels could be at issue

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