- Jan 3, 2006
I have a Owatonna 1700 that will not steer or move quickly until warmed up. The bucket works fine at all times but the drive power will fade while turning until warmed up by driving forwards or backwards without turning for about 15 minutes then the unit works fine with plenty of power while turning. Is this a torque converter issue? The shafts from the transmission to the wheel drives will stop turning under any load until the unit is warmed up.