Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Kountry Life
  
Harry Ferguson Tractors Discussion Forum
:

To30 governor issues?

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
K.Campbell

09-09-2019 15:56:51




Report to Moderator

Well today I fired up my ferguson To30 and headed to the woods with bush hog attached. When I left

My driveway it felt like something slipped and then the tractor just fell on its face with no governor action whatsoever. I took it back to the garage and made sure that all springs were intact and throttle was had not slipped. All looked good. I took carb linkage off to check and see if the governor rod was moved freely, it seemed very tight and the forward movement was very little. I think I ll have to tear into it and see how the governor looks... any thoughts?

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
K.Campbell

09-10-2019 15:33:53




Report to Moderator
 Re: To30 governor issues? in reply to K.Campbell, 09-09-2019 15:56:51  
i think I may have got it, I messed with the throttle rod adjustment as well as the u bolt adjustment... man that is one little picky adjustment! I still need to do some fine tuning, but now I m half afraid I ll mess it up! I need a littlemore governor action, the ubolt is t quite where it needs to be...but I adjusted it to where the throttle was wide open and to where it was fully closed, as advised.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
K.Campbell

09-10-2019 14:14:58




Report to Moderator
 Re: To30 governor issues? in reply to K.Campbell, 09-09-2019 15:56:51  
any other things to try? I ve pushed the governor rod while it was running and didn t notice much push back...done that test at idle and partial full throttle. The governor is a simple part, if somthing goes wrong with it doesnt it normally just rattle bang and fall apart? Is there anything internal that could cause the issue I m having? I ve always had a very slight front end rattle... that hasn t changed..just going up hills, and working under a load. Up until this event, tractor would pull hard up a hill and work hard under a load.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
K.Campbell

09-10-2019 14:04:43




Report to Moderator
 Re: To30 governor issues? in reply to K.Campbell, 09-09-2019 15:56:51  
where is the plunger located? I ve adjusted the u bolt with no success. It s still a dead governor meaning it almost dies climbing a moderately steep hill



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
K.Campbell

09-09-2019 16:32:17




Report to Moderator
 Re: To30 governor issues? in reply to K.Campbell, 09-09-2019 15:56:51  
could that cause a " dead governor" I mean I have literally NOTHING. I mowed with it anyhow, but in tall grass it nearly stalled a couple of times, on the way to the woods there are a couple of fairly steep hills, normally no issue with the old ferguson, but today it nearly stalled just climbing the hills. Granted I was in hi and in 4th gear.. but as I said normally the governor kicks in and it climbs the hills easily.

I noticed that the governor arm was stiff and had no forward play. I ll try and readjust tomorrow as you have suggested..that s what it felt like when it started acting up, felt like somthing slipped.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Steve@Advance

09-10-2019 08:35:41




Report to Moderator
 Re: To30 governor issues? in reply to K.Campbell, 09-09-2019 16:32:17  
If it slipped, that is like running with very little throttle.

There is a plunger that comes down to push the throttle closed, a safety feature in case of governor failure to stop a runaway. If the U bolt slipped, the plunger and governor spring will stay down and try to hold the throttle closed, thus very little movement of any linkage.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Tom h.

09-09-2019 16:47:02




Report to Moderator
 Re: To30 governor issues? in reply to K.Campbell, 09-09-2019 16:32:17  
I think you are on the right track with the U bolt slipping. Had it happen to me. You can start it up and move the linkage coming from the carb to the governor and see if it revs up and is still governed, governor starts pushing back. If that is the case then definitely slipped ubolt



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Steve@Advance

09-09-2019 16:16:55




Report to Moderator
 Re: To30 governor issues? in reply to K.Campbell, 09-09-2019 15:56:51  
With the engine off and the dash lever set to fast, the carb should be spring loaded to full open position.

Bring the dash lever to idle, the carb should be closed against the idle stop.

Possibly the U bolt slipped up above the governor link where it attaches to the rod from the dash lever.

If the U bolt did slip, that is where the full speed RPM is set. Be sure to get it right, don't want a runaway.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our fast shipping, low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2019 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy