Mower goes faster in reverse than forward

Craftsman YV4000 Riding Mower - This is a mower used for mowing a cemetery. During use a problem occurred. The bolts on the transmission came loose. After service it was found that the mower went slower in Forward than reverse. Shortly after service the shop closed. I checked for some kind of adjustment on the rod which goes to the transmission but found nothing. Has anyone any idea what could cause this?

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See if the pulley is upside down, which will prevent the control actuator from being installed in the topmost bearing hole. Next, re-do the neutral adjustment AFTER the forward/reverse/neutral notch plate is installed - this ensures that adjusting the rod actually moves the control arm on the tranny and not just move the control lever.

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