Owners of Howard CD6 Despeeder/Speed Reduction Unit

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Re: Owners of Howard CD6 Despeeder/Speed Reduction Unit

Postby Cubfriend » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 am

The shifter lever is on a steel shaft and it runs through a cast iron housing so rust can be a problem. Keep it well lubed with oil and inside a building out of the rain if possible. If it does freeze up with rust spray some Kroil or PB Blaster penetrant on it and let it soak for a while before forcing the shifter lever as they are prone to break if too much force is exerted on them. Occasional exercising of the shifter is good preventative maintanence to keep it moving freely.
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Re: Owners of Howard CD6 Despeeder/Speed Reduction Unit

Postby Lilduke88 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:12 pm

I am trying to replace the bearing on the shaft and can’t figure out how to get the shaft and the last plate out of the housing. Not sure if the front comes off, didn’t want to start messing with that until I am sure. Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Owners of Howard CD6 Despeeder/Speed Reduction Unit

Postby Steven1959Cub » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:05 am

New owner here and mine has one. I couldn’t figure out what it was and can this Despeeder when not in the right position cause the rear end not go into gear? I can’t my pic to attach. Ugh

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Re: Owners of Howard CD6 Despeeder/Speed Reduction Unit

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm

Yes it can. It has two working positions. straight up normal speed. Handel moved to right til it engages (about 40 degrees) half speed. I posted a copy of the manual in the discussion in the Introduce Yourself discussion. The dogs that engage it are larger than gear teeth, so if they do not match up it takes more movement to engage than the teeth of a gear do.
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Re: Owners of Howard CD6 Despeeder/Speed Reduction Unit

Postby Steven1959Cub » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:21 am

Thank u very much! So now I have it running and moving so as I move forward I want to “fix” everything.....leaks and anything else not working as it should and slowly restoring it hopefully back to new. That being said we will be using it when we need it for small projects and/or just when it comes in handy. Luv this little tractor already just because of its history and the way it is built. Look forward to playing with it for years to come.


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