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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
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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
 

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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????
 

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Maybe just some pedal adjustment is necessary . :dunno:
 
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