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Getting more speed out of 200 series variator tractors

Discussion in 'JD Lawn & Garden Tractor Forum' started by Kyledeere79, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Kyledeere79

    Kyledeere79 New Member

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    Hello,
    Just joined from southern berks pa. Has anyone ever pulley swapped a 200 series or other with a variator to get a little more speed? How did it work out?

    Thanks,
    Kyledeere79
     
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  2. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Which pulley are you wanting to swap out? The pulleys that drive the rear on the 100 and 200 series are the same.
     
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  3. KAJD23

    KAJD23 Well-Known Member

    I know the garden tractor pulling guys change the pulley on the crank shaft to get more and even less speed but thats on wheel horse or sears belt driven tractors. I'm not sure how that would work on a JD with a variator.
     
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  4. Chaser

    Chaser Well-Known Member

    So on the same token here, does anone have any experience eliminate variator?
    What belt would you need, how would the clutch work?
     
  5. Kyledeere79

    Kyledeere79 New Member

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    I could swap crankshaft or trans pulley...whichever one works out better. I need to pull a 6 x9 trailer with kids for Halloween. Houses are far apart so I'd love to get 12-15 mph and have no problem starting in 4th with loaded trailer. I can't think of a reason why it won't work. Seems like the perfect setup (variator) for that need
     
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  6. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Try an adjustable shiv on the motor pulley but you made need to change belts up or down one size to compensate.
    Good luck sounds like you have it already figured out
     
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  7. jd.rasentrac

    jd.rasentrac Well-Known Member

    faster... why faster?! Enjoy the slowness, live is fast enough!
     
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  8. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Very true Wolffang that’s a fact here in Pa.

    What part is of Pa do you hale from Kyledeere79?
     
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  9. Chaser

    Chaser Well-Known Member

    I don't Kyle, Berks county is a bit to fast paced for me
     
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  10. Kyledeere79

    Kyledeere79 New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I need to get those kids as much candy as possible- that way I get more by mooching from them later.

    I live south of reading, near maple grove raceway
     
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  11. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Nice I’m down in the Oley Valley , you attend any local tractor shows?
     
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  12. truck21

    truck21 Moderator Staff Member

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    My sister and mom live about a mile or so from Maple Grove. We can hear the cars running from the back porch.
     
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  13. Kster526

    Kster526 Well-Known Member

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    Think we need to get him to a couple of shows.
     
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