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Re: Gleaner L

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Kevin in WA

04-07-2014 07:40:14

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Hydro was available on all F,G,M,L combines.

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Dave H (MI)

04-07-2014 13:35:54

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 Re: Gleaner L in reply to Kevin in WA, 04-07-2014 07:40:14  
I still have never driven a hydro. Still not real clear on what the difference is. Seems to me on a little Ford utility from the 90's I looked at there was just one pedal that rocked back and forth and no traditional clutch and shift. But that is a very tired guy trying to remember something from 20 years ago. :)

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Bob Bancroft

04-07-2014 14:14:39

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 Re: Gleaner L in reply to Dave H (MI), 04-07-2014 13:35:54  
A combine will typically have a 3 or 4 speed transmission, and a variable speed mechanism through moving pulleys, changeable on the go. You still have a conventional clutch to stop/start/ shift the trans. with. You might get .5 to 3 MPH in first. 2.5 to 6 MPH in second. 6 to 12 MPH in third, etc. With the hydro, usually a lever, you don't need a clutch, because you can stop, and reverse travel with the lever. Speeds are 0 to whatever the gear will give you, similar to above.

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