08:47AM | 07/24/05
Member Since: 07/23/05
2 lifetime posts
I recently bought a YardMachines Gold lawn tractor with a 17.5HP Briggs and Straton engine. The tractor worked fine for about thirty minutes at which point I shut it down to take care of some other yard work. When I restarted it (with the blades disengaged and engine in nuetral) and put it in gear, it moved forward about two feet and then stopped. The engine continued to run, but the tractor would not move. Also, when I put it in nuetral to attempt to push it back to the barn it would not move. The wheels were locked as if the transmission were still in gear. Anyone have any ideas on what I should check out???


06:04AM | 08/08/05
Member Since: 07/21/05
7 lifetime posts
I'm not a mechanic by any means but I had a similar problem with my Husqvarna lawn tractor. I finished mowing one day and parked it in the garage then next week when I went to pull it out and mow again it wouldn't go. I called the service man and when he came out he said that the drive belt was broken. He replaced the belt and it works great again.

Also my tractor has a lever on the back by the hitch that you pull out to push the mower and push it in to drive the mower. You might want to see if your tractor has the same thing, maybe it accidentally got flipped in the "push" mode and that's why it's not driving. Hope it's that simple to fix!


08:02PM | 08/08/05
Member Since: 07/23/05
2 lifetime posts
I finally got it running. Apparently this model has some wierd parking brake type thing attached to the speed selector. I took off some of the body and traced the linkage back toward the axle. It was stuck in the brake position somehow. Jiggled it a few times and it broke lose. Now its running fine. Thanks to everybody for the help.


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