Please don't take this as harsh criticism, but as friendly advice.BolensChrisUK, on 02 Apr 2017 - 5:00 PM, said:
No sweat. I only run it on 3/4 throttle & take it slowly & she goes well :thumbs:
Thanks for the info Dave.Please don't take this as harsh criticism, but as friendly advice.
Operating your 1886 in that manner is not doing it any favors.
You aren't getting proper engine and hydro cooling, which is going to give you problems in the long run.
Plus, the quality of the mowing job is going to suffer because of the less than optimal blade speed.
Those big Kohler twins are commercial grade engines and are designed to operate continuously at full throttle.
Also, if you refer to the owners manual Bolens makes it clear in the operating instructions where they say:
"It is required that the tractor operate at FULL THROTTLE"
They have that in virtually every Operators manual for the hydrostatic tractors.