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I moved to a JD 420 last season and am looking forward to enjoying it soon.

If it should let me down I would want to tow it into my work area. However, with the hydrostatic drive I find that I am unable to move it unless it is under its own power. Is there a user friendly method of getting the tractor into a "free wheeling" mode?

Thanks for any help in being prepared for possible problems.

Randy
 

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On the center floor, there is an orange lever. It moves right, center or left. Center is free wheel. Sometimes I need to manually rock the tractor front to back to get it to disengage.
 

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Pushing 420 Tractor:
IMPORTANT: To prevent transmission damage, Do not pull the tractor.

To move tractor when engine is not running:
1. Move 2-speed axle shift lever to N position.
2. Unlock park brake.
3. Move hydrostatic control lever to N position
4. Push tractor to desired location.
5. Move 2-speed axle shift lever in one of the two operation positions. Lock park brake.

This is from the Operator's Manual (OM-M75855 Issue G7 )
 

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If I'm remembering correctly, you need to push the lever forward just a bit to be able to shift it, too. I believe there are detents for each position. Please correct me if wrong. Haven't messed with one for a while.

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Tommyhawk you have the right idea and are almost right. At least on mine I need to pull it back and press it down Then left or right. Mine is an 83 and I have found low to be fast enough for all the things I do.
 
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