M6950dt dual speed

Mruysch

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M6950DT
Dec 12, 2021
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Got a question about my m6950dt. It has a lever on the left side of the steering wheel and from what I can find it is a dual speed lever but it seems to not work. If it did do anything what exactly dose it do
 

Dave_eng

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I am providing an educated guess. I think you have a feature which speeds up the front to rear axle ratio to assist the front axle in pulling the tractor through a tight turn.

Watch this video.

Bi speed

Dave
 

Fedup

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I believe dual speed is a hydraulic two speed within the transmission. A high/low shift on the fly feature many tractors have. The Bi speed turn feature is an option for the front end as Dave stated.

I have seen tractors with dual speed but they were operated with a switch/button somewhere within easy reach, never with a lever. Then again, I'm not familiar with a 6950.
 

jimr63

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The dual speed lever is push/pull up and down like a headlight high beam switch, not forward and aft like most column mounted levers. Try that while you’re in motion, you’ll notice the obvious shift in speeds.
 

Mruysch

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It dose nothing when moved. Talked to the original owner of the tractor and he is pretty sure it did nothing from day one
 

jimr63

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It dose nothing when moved. Talked to the original owner of the tractor and he is pretty sure it did nothing from day one
Yep, I was wrong and had to look your model up on tractor data which indicates it was only available in a gear drive model. I was thinking it was a hydrostatic like my L47. My gear drive M5 has a lever on the left too but it’s a forward reverse shuttle and you would know if that’s what yours did. Sorry, I don’t have a clue. Is your lever orange? If so, it should be tractor motion related. 🤷‍♂️
 

whitetiger

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The operator's manual shows the lever to the left of the column as being shorter and controlling steering wheel tilt. I guess you could check to see if it controls the wheel tilt.
 

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Mruysch

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M6950DT
Dec 12, 2021
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Nope that's the open station model. My dad has a m7950dt open station. My tilt is a pedal on the floor between the clutch and brake pedal