X540 keeps rolling
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree4Likes
  • 3 Post By jgayman
  • 1 Post By 14decoys

Thread: X540 keeps rolling

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 12:39 PM
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    X540 keeps rolling

    I've had a few Deere mowers over the years, GT275, X720, 1025R and recently bought a used X540. One thing is very noticeably different on the X540. When I take my foot off the forward or reverse pedal the tractor continues to roll for a bit, the others did not. Is this something inherent to the X5xx or do I have an issue that needs addressed?

    Thanks, Steve

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    jgayman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 09:10 PM
    Location
    Central Pennsylvania
    Posts
    9,243
    Thanks
    352
    Thanked 1,483 Times in 1,126 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by 14decoys View Post
    I've had a few Deere mowers over the years, GT275, X720, 1025R and recently bought a used X540. One thing is very noticeably different on the X540. When I take my foot off the forward or reverse pedal the tractor continues to roll for a bit, the others did not. Is this something inherent to the X5xx or do I have an issue that needs addressed?

    Thanks, Steve
    I think it's a combination of the way the transmission is designed combined with how the damper shock works. My X500 does the same thing. I also notice that even without pulling out the bypass rod you can push the tractor a bit forward but not backward. I also notice that going down hill the tractor will pick up speed even if you keep the pedal pressed the same distance. As a result I find myself using the brake more often. Especially when parking on a grade as it will roll away without the parking brake set.

    My old 175 Hydro by comparison would slide the tires when you move the hydro lever from forward to neutral. It also wouldn't turn the wheels at all if the bypass lever wasn't pushed in. I never needed to use the brakes either.
    rtgt, rydplrs and JD4044M like this.
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

  4. Top | #3

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 12:39 PM
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I think it's a combination of the way the transmission is designed combined with how the damper shock works. My X500 does the same thing. I also notice that even without pulling out the bypass rod you can push the tractor a bit forward but not backward. I also notice that going down hill the tractor will pick up speed even if you keep the pedal pressed the same distance. As a result I find myself using the brake more often. Especially when parking on a grade as it will roll away without the parking brake set.

    My old 175 Hydro by comparison would slide the tires when you move the hydro lever from forward to neutral. It also wouldn't turn the wheels at all if the bypass lever wasn't pushed in. I never needed to use the brakes either.
    Interesting---I was hoping nothing was wrong with it. Sounds like it may be just the way they are. Thanks!
    rydplrs likes this.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Last Online
    07-17-2019 @ 10:49 PM
    Location
    Uniontown, Pa
    Posts
    246
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 39 Times in 31 Posts
    all of the x300's stop on a dime, some of the x 500's have a little drift to them. There is a strut on the back of the trans that returns it to neutral. The drift it nicer than whiplash

  7. Top | #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 01:24 PM
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Your shock is potentially the problem.

  8. Top | #6

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 12:39 PM
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I noticed the forward pedal did not seem to come back up very fast after I took my foot off so I got my toe under it and pulled it. The tractor went in reverse. Now is that supposed to happen????

  9. Top | #7
    romcjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Last Online
    07-16-2019 @ 05:32 PM
    Location
    Waller,TX.
    Posts
    1,116
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked 150 Times in 97 Posts
    Maybe just some pedal adjustment is necessary .
    Ron
    2016 1025R SILB (Self Installed Loader Backhoe)
    54 Autoconnect MMM
    JD Imatch
    Several homemade Mods
    Ken's bolt on grab hooks combo , Diff lock pedal , Oblong slings , Backhoe Steps
    Piranha tooth bar
    Artillian forks
    Armstong Ag 4' Box Blade
    Fimco 40 gal. 3 pt. sprayer
    Blue Hawk (?) Plug Aerator

    2016 x580
    Power Flow 14 Bushel Bagger
    Brushguard
    Jeff's LED Taillights
    JD Mulch Kit
    42 Hyd. Tiller

  10. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Similar Threads

  1. Plans and/or pics for a rolling storage rack for a 47" snow blower
    By Foggy Bottom in forum Implements & Attachments
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-24-2017, 08:50 PM
  2. FEL squeaks when rolling bucket up
    By TickTock in forum Tractor & Equipment Maintenance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-16-2016, 08:58 AM
  3. Lawn rolling
    By AdamT1222 in forum Land Ownership, Landscaping, Lawn Care & Gardening
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-04-2016, 09:06 AM
  4. 5310 not rolling easily in neutral
    By jfbclub in forum Utility Tractors
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-10-2015, 02:13 PM
  5. 45 Years and Rolling
    By millertire in forum Miller Tire
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-09-2015, 05:24 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •