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Posted December 29, 2011 - 03:03 PM

I have been doing some trading back and forth with a fellow collector. Today I came home with a 3212H and a 3012V. The 3012V is parts, but I think I have almost everything to put the 3212H back together. He said it worked fine than all at once quit moving, so he was going to part it out. I have heard people say they are not easy to come by. Were many made? I have a running 3012V and a B112 so the 3012V will make a nice parts tractor for the herd. The 3212H does still have a Vickers hydro in it. Is the filter clogged? He also mentioned filling up the system before it quit. Never had a Vickers hydro before but I do have a large frame service manual.

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 08:56 PM

yeah u cant beat the vickers tranny,ive got a 3415H withit and its awesome

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 09:07 PM

I don't have a Vickers either, hopefully someone with some experience with them stops in.

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 10:33 PM

mines a 1972,what year is ur 3212H?,according to the simplicity website they only made the one i have for one year but i suppose they just changed the model number and changed the name or somethin cuz ive seen 73 and 74s that are almost identical to mine,ive heard a lot of people say the vickers is the strongest one they made so im sure it can be fixed easily

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 02:07 AM

Well, I think it's a 1970. Once I undo the dissasembly I can put an engine back in it and see. When you turn the hydro by hand it's got resistance to it so the pump must be good.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 10:20 AM

When you turn the hydro by hand it's got resistance to it so the pump must be good.


When I tried to see if the hydro worked on the 716H that I restored last winter,I put a pulley onto a shaft and put it into a drill.Then hooked a belt onto the tractor and used the drill to spin the belt.I was then able to determine if the hydro was good. Just remeber to have the drill turning the right direction.Larry

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Posted January 05, 2012 - 07:31 AM

I don't have any idea how few were made but it stands to reason that few were produced because the general belief ( rightfully) that hydrostatic transmissions ate horsepower. It was the dawn of this type of power train in garden tractors and it took a few years before it caught on as they proved to be effective and reliable.




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