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  • #36815

    mandingo
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    Hi All, hope your’e well!

    I’m after user manuals or workshop manuals or diagrams for my Wolesely clearway…. can anybody help please. I have the non aspirated version and am currently restoring it.

    • This topic was modified 4 weeks ago by  mandingo.
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    #36820

    wristpin
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    Yours looks to be quite a “modern” version with a Kubota Mag engine. Not sure about the non “aspirated” version – predictive text ?
    Anyway I have some Operator / parts manuals for what was then known as the Clearway HS 30” rotary grasscutter. 1973 onwards .
    If these will be of any assistance I can scan them for you.

    • This reply was modified 4 weeks ago by  wristpin.
    #36822

    mandingo
    Participant

    Yes please! I’m wondering if the kubota engine was a later retro fit? Anyhow any information would be helpful thanks!

    #36823

    dorigny
    Participant

    I’m thinking that this one is pre the HS30 as there was I believe a mechanical drive earlier version…but then I’ve never actually seen a mechanical one. I suspect the engine is a much more recent swap.

    C.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by  dorigny.
    #36825

    wristpin
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    #36832

    mandingo
    Participant

    Many thanks for this!

    #36841

    mandingo
    Participant

    Ok my next question is, it currently only goes backwards when I engage the drive to the large wheel that goes into the gearbox… How do engage it to go forwards?

    This is very puzzling to me…

    #36843

    wristpin
    Participant

    I would presume that there’s a forward/ neutral /reverse shaft/lever sticking out of the hydrostatic drive unit that should be connected to a handlebar control lever.

    #36844

    trusty220
    Keymaster

    Quite right! There used to be a lever on the left hand handlebar that controlled the hydrostat. It sounds like your lever has been left in the reverse position so that when you engage drive to the gearbox it starts to move backwards. If you move the hydrostat lever to the middle position you will find it will stop the wheels rotating, and if you move it to the forward position it will move the wheels progressively faster in the forwards direction. The further forward you push the lever the faster forward it will go and if you bring it backwards it will get slower, then stop, then start to move in reverse.

    Don’t run yourself over!

    #36845

    mandingo
    Participant

    I cannot fathom how I still can get it to go forward? There is a lever on the right of gearbox which only selects slow (lever back), neutral (middle) or fast (lever forward)
    The other lever that is on the left engages the belts and pulleys to spin the large grooved dish that clearly terminates inside the gearbox.. Maybe someone fiddled with it and put the gearbox back upside down ;0)

    #36846

    wristpin
    Participant

    Has it ever worked correctly in your ownership or is it a new acquisition ? If new to you , maybe there’s history . Worth checking that the “ handlebar” lever is properly set up/ located at the hydrostatic end and not slipping on the hydrostat’s selector shaft.

    #36847

    mandingo
    Participant

    It has never worked in my ownership, so am running blind at mo… What is this hydrostatic you speak of? I am not sure mine has this…

    #36849

    wristpin
    Participant

    If your machine has a belt from the engine or drive shaft driving a pulley with a fan on the end of a large finned lump, it has hydrostatic drive which gives stepless variable ground speed in both forward and reverse . An image of the mechanicals from the operator’ s position will clarify this. The finned lump with an oil reservoir on top is the hydrostatic drive unit – commonly shortened to the hydrostat.

    #36850

    mandingo
    Participant

    Mine is pre-hydrostatic plus it has a ‘newer’ kubota engine on it which runs sweet… So far I have managed to service and have running most moving parts apart from the cabling from handlebars.

    I’ll post some pics for you….

    #36853

    wristpin
    Participant

    We need a few more images to see exactly what you have as your description doesn’t match any Clearway that I’ve worked on or have manuals for. Rather than being “ pre hydrostatic “ it could well be post hydrostatic as I know it.

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