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    Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 7:21pm
Hi is there anyway of reducing the forward speed of this machine in first gear, it just seems to fast and I require a more of a crawl, any idea's
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 8:13pm
Not a machine I am familiar with, although I do have an instruction book and parts list in my collection of literature.
Is it possible that oversize wheels and or tyres have been fitted? This would increase the speed in all gears. I have a Trusty Earthquake which uses an Albion gearbox and 1st gear is a crawl.
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Quote 633sqd Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 8:17pm
hi charlie the wheels and tyres as they should be, it has got an albion gearbox 3speed and reverse maybe a gearbox problem do you think
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 9:07pm
Could be. Have you tried other gears? Does it make any difference to speed? Might be stuck in a higher gear. Be careful if it has reverse.
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Quote 633sqd Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 9:19pm
Hi yes I have tried the other gears and there is a difference in speed, strange, I have another machine under restoration will swap gearboxes over and see if there is a difference, cant remember being like it last year,I know it has got an oil leak from the gearbox, thanks
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Quote Phil Somers Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 11:53am
Could be your geting older. My machines are getting faster every year.
 
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Quote 633sqd Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 5:56pm
Hi I think you are spot on as tried the other gearbox and its the exactly the same
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 26 Apr 2013 at 7:31pm
It is difficult to put oversize tyres on an Autogardener, as they foul the rotavator chain case. If it is an Autogardener, can you not just close the throttle a bit? Then open it up as the engine is loaded.

I fit is a junior, without the throttle control, then you need to adjust the engine govenor. Details of the govenor adjustment are in the Mk15 manual, here:
http://www.g1jbg.co.uk/autoculto/pdf/villiers15.pdf

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