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Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-13-2017 at 13:42:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Toro Wheel Horse
  • I have an older Toro riding mower, Model 3210BE01 with a 37 inch deck. This morning it stopped going into reverse. Makes it extremely difficult to mow!

    Control seems to go to the correct position and the fluid lever looks good.

    I need suggestions!



    Kurt-NEPA    Posted 06-13-2017 at 17:08:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Toro Wheel Horse
  • 3210BE01 should be a 1990 Wheel Horse 210H. If you go to Red Square ( you should be able to download a User Manual and Parts List, maybe a Service Manuel. You could post about you issue there, you'll get some help.

    I have not worked on a 210H, but I have several 520H's. It sounds to me like you need to inspect your speed control linkage and re-adjust. Its tricky the first time, but the manuals will walk you through it.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-13-2017 at 18:57:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Toro Wheel Horse
  • Thanks Kurt,

    Mowing is done for this time. I'll be heading back to Des Moines later this week.

    My internet here is by a "hot spot" so will wait until next week to pursue this further. I'll be looking up the information you referenced and also that which Mike did.


    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-13-2017 at 16:31:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Mike, From time to time I've detected you were somewhat a jokester! Cruise control - Really! If it has one I sure do not know about it.

    I do appreciate the link and due to my inadequate internet connection here at the farm I will investigate it next week.

    Now for an update: I continued mowing being very careful to not get into a situation where I had to back up. Then I developed a low tire and had to run to the machine shed to blow it up. Afterwards I ran to the mail box. Without thinking I pulled it down into reverse and it backed up! I was skeptical but it continued to work the rest of the day. The mowing is done for now and for the rest of the summer if we do not get some rain. Will be pulling that wheel to get the leak resolved. Also will be pulling the blades for sharpening.

    Thanks a bunch!


    BlasterStumps    Posted 06-13-2017 at 19:30:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Toro Wheel Horse
  • You might know it by "traction control - lock, unlock"

    I really did see that in the troubleshooting.

    Our neighbor had a JD that had "cruise control" . Sometimes I wished I had a way to lock the travel pedal at a preset on my Cub Cadet. But then I would probably run into a tree : 0

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-13-2017 at 19:57:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Toro Wheel Horse
  • I am definitely going to have to download that owner's manual which Kurt pointed to!
    Then I'm going to have to read/study it!

    To the best of my knowledge I don't have a control by either name.

    Tomorrow I have to pull the right front wheel and take it to get it repaired. I've broken down both front and rear tractor tires but I'm not going to break that little devil down!


    BlasterStumps    Posted 06-13-2017 at 14:02:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Is this the 5-speed or? If so you might not be moving the lever all the way because it is hitting the cover.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 06-13-2017 at 14:08:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Toro Wheel Horse
  • No, It's a Hydrostatic Drive. Checked the lever movement both with the engine operating and shut off. Appears to move the same both ways.

    I know nothing about this type of transmission!

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