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just got our new to us '07 2588 this past week. I haven't done much with it other than driving it around the yard from one place to another. on our previous machine (01 2388) we would run in 2nd gear most of the time and at full stick and full throttle we'd get around 7mph out of it. the 2588 doesn't seem to move near as fast. when I drove it last I was focusing on other things and didn't think to look at my ground speed and I haven't taken it back out of the shed to see what speed it actually goes but it just seems much slower. the 2588 even has bigger tires on it so I think it should move slightly faster in the same gear. rpm goes up to exactly 2100 at full throttle. is the gearing a little different between the two machines? something else I should check?
 

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I can't remember if the 88 series has the road/field option (button) ( / ll \ ) (<--looks like this) that allows a few more mph down the road. You should be able to reach 20 mph. You won't be harvesting at 7mph in 2nd gear anyhoo.

As for adjustment on the throttle...unless you have the service laptop.
 

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this one doesn't have the road/field option as far as I can tell. the biggest issue is going down the road but also we still unload in wagons on the end of the field so it's nice to be able to get 7mph out of it driving along the ends.
 
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