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Operating Speeds, Tractors with Hi-Low (6-Speed) Transmission

Attachment Engine Speed Control Speed Range Trans Gear Approx Ground Speed (MPH) Required Accessories and Options  Recommended Accessories and Options
Transporting Tractor HI 3

3-6

   
42" or 48" Rotary Mower (Smooth terrain, normal grass) LO 3

3-4

  2 Rear wheel weights when mowing slopes 20-35 -- mowing slopes greater than 35 not recommended
HI 2
42" or 48" Rotary Mower (Rough terrain, heavy or wet grass) LO 2

2-3

  2 Rear wheel weights when mowing slopes 20-35 -- mowing slopes greater than 35 not recommended.
HI 1
46" Sickle Bar LO 2  2-4   2 Rear wheel weights when mowing slopes 20-35 -- mowing slopes greater than 35 not recommended.
HI 2
36" or 42" Snow Thrower (Light snow) LO 3 3-4   Power lift kit.  Tire chains.  4 Rear wheel weights.  2 Front wheel weights.
HI 2
36" or 42" Snow Thrower (Heavy or wet snow) LO 1 1-1.5   Power lift kit.  Tire chains.  4 Rear wheel weights.  2 Front wheel weights.
HI 1
42" or 46" Snow Plow and Dozer Blade LO 3

3-4

  Tire chains.  4 Rear wheel weights.  2 Front wheel weights.  Power lift kit.
HI 2
42" Grader Blade LO 3

3-4

  4 Rear wheel weights.
HI 2
36" Rotary Tiller LO 1

1-1.5

Rear lift kit 4 Rear wheel weights.  2 Front wheel weights.  Power lift kit.
HI 1
10" Mounted Plow LO 1

1-1.5

Rear lift kit 4 Rear wheel weights.  2 Front wheel weights.  Power lift kit.
HI 1
Cultivator LO 2

2-4

Rear lift kit 4 Rear wheel weights.  2 Front wheel weights.  Power lift kit.
HI 2
Spring Tooth Harrow LO 2

2-4

Rear lift kit 4 Rear wheel weights.  2 Front wheel weights.  Power lift kit.
HI 2

[Source:  Allis-Chalmers Operators Manual, Models 710-6 Speed, 712S, 712H, 716-6 Speed, and 716H Lawn & Garden Tractor, Part # 1656693, September, 1976]

 

 

 

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