B2401

robin416

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B2401
Apr 30, 2021
3
0
1
Alabama
A couple of issues. First is shifting. Yep, I prefer manual shift. What I'm running into frequently is having to double clutch. Anyone else have this issue?

The hood latch on the bottom end is awful. I have to tie a cord to it, stand on the cord to keep the latch open then raise the hood. Anyone got a fix for that.
 

Roadworthy

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L2501 HST
Aug 17, 2019
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Benton City, WA
If you have a standard shift on a tractor you normally select the gear in which you will be operating before setting the tractor in motion. You do not upshift as you would a car or truck. The same is true of an HST tractor - select the desired range then use the treadle from there. I know nothing about your hood latch but it sounds like your spring may be too strong or it is not adjusted correctly.
 

Tacos

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2401dt
Jan 30, 2021
5
3
3
NC
I have the 2401. You are not supposed to shift on the fly as there are no synchros. I am loving the gear shift. A lot quieter than a HST. I use it for loader work and mowing my yard with a 3 point finish mower alot. Sucked at first but once you get used to it, its great.
 

19thSF

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B2650, loader, MMM, heavy hitch, pallet forks, piranha tooth bar, rear blade
Mar 1, 2020
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Glendale, Rhode Island
A couple of issues. First is shifting. Yep, I prefer manual shift. What I'm running into frequently is having to double clutch. Anyone else have this issue?

The hood latch on the bottom end is awful. I have to tie a cord to it, stand on the cord to keep the latch open then raise the hood. Anyone got a fix for that.
Hello Robin,

The attached video may be of interest. It seems that you have company with the hood latch issue.

 

robin416

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B2401
Apr 30, 2021
3
0
1
Alabama
I do know about the not shifting on the fly. I can have the thing give me trouble shifting having just started it and refusing to shift into gear. That's when I have to double clutch it to shift. And I have to be careful or it will crunch gears.

I've gotten "you must be" from the dealer when none of what they said must be is true. Even their guy who picked the tractor up had it happen. They sent it home telling me they found not reason for needing to double clutch.
 

robin416

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B2401
Apr 30, 2021
3
0
1
Alabama
Hello Robin,

The attached video may be of interest. It seems that you have company with the hood latch issue.

I did see that video about the hood latch. I don't think I'll be manufacturing anything like that to fix the latch issue.
 

Tacos

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2401dt
Jan 30, 2021
5
3
3
NC
I do know about the not shifting on the fly. I can have the thing give me trouble shifting having just started it and refusing to shift into gear. That's when I have to double clutch it to shift. And I have to be careful or it will crunch gears.

I've gotten "you must be" from the dealer when none of what they said must be is true. Even their guy who picked the tractor up had it happen. They sent it home telling me they found not reason for needing to double clutch.

I think that's normal. Mine does the same thing from time to time.
 
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