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i cant figure any thing out tho
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Try a bike brake cable. Figure out a way to mount it and run it. Every mower is a little different
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ok ill try
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Which part are you having trouble hooking up? If you need to hook the cable to the throttle on the carb, what I usually do is use part of the stock linkage, the wire part that was originally there, and you can bend one end into a hook shape. With a bicycle cable, you can either make a loop at the end and hold the cable into a loop with a 1/4" bolt, nut, and two flat washers. Or you can also go to home depot/lowes ect and get cable crimp ends. Look where the cable, chain and rope section is and there will be stuff there on the shelf.

Then put the loop of the cable around the hook part you made in the original wire. Be aware that when you push your throttle wide open, you don't want it going too far and bending the throttle plate in the carb. Sometimes I put a medium pressure spring in between the cable and carb. Also you'll need a good return spring. One that's heavy enough to pull the throttle closed with the cable hooked up.

Here's how I did mine originally. You can see the return spring on the left and the "safety spring" on the right. All the safety spring does is make sure you don't hit the stop on the throttle and then ruin it by pulling farther. It doesn't require exact adjustment that way and you can also be sure your at 100% throttle when you open it up. (EDIT: sorry, looks like I didn't have my usual safety spring in this pic, but anyway same difference to hook it up)
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When you never tried doing this stuff before, sometimes it's confusing to figure out. I think the best way is to look at pictures and see how other people did it. Then you can either copy they're setup or make changes to suit your own needs.

For the foot throttle I just used a bicycle brake handle as many people do and I welded a pipe to mount it to my running board. Little hard to see in this pic because of the mud. You can buy a bicycle cable repair kit with lots of different length cables too. I got a set at walmart before.
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my mower has a gas petal that came on it when you buy it from the storeBest pulley ratio to make mower spin the tires - Page 3 Husqva10
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this isnt mine but you can see the gas petal
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Those ones are hooked up to the hydro transmission though I think right? Not to the engine.

If yours is a hydro and has those pedals, you could probably hook it to the engine somehow though if you changed to a manual transmission. Not too easy to get more speed out of a hydro trans. If you gear them to turn faster they burn up.
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Damn
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Probably the best way to run a hydro if you don't want to take everything apart is to just keep the throttle stock and use it in the stock configuration. You can still put different tires on and change other things around. Exhaust, paint, stickers, bumpers, extra lights.

As for things like locking the rear, you probably can take the hydro apart to do that but I would imagine it would be a bit of a pain. I never took one apart so I don't know for sure. The differential must be the same kinda thing as usual though.

If you are looking to do pulley swaps and things like that, best to either swap to a gear transaxle or find another tractor. It is possible to find transaxles fairly easy sometimes, depends where you are and what's around. Maybe look on craigslist.
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Yeah that is definitely a hydro. You can speed them up a tiny bit with a "mild" pulley swap and not burn them up... But if you don't want to swap your hydro out for something better, bigger tires and a minor pulley swap is what I'd do. One thing's for sure though, you're not gonna get any wheel spin out of a hydro.


If you want to lock it, yes, differential is actually better than any MST or Spicer I've seen.

Now if you gonna look for a new transaxle, I'd try the scrap yard... Gotta be there at just the right time though.
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I get some decent spin out of it now i just want it to be where i can drift in the grass do donuts a race
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Yeah you won't get that out of a hydro. A geared tranny will do it though if you can get your hands on one...
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