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#1 bja105 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 04:03 PM

I bought this Ford 80 a few weeks ago, and I love it.
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I was a little surprised that I drove my 'new' Cub Cadet 72 around the yard for a few weeks with no oil in the transmission. Now I'm worried that I'll kill the Ford from not checking. Its a little hard to shift, and I don't want it to get worse.

This tractor has a manual transmission, with 1st through 3rd, plus creeper and reverse.
The owners manual I found online (for a Jacobsen Chief 800) did not mention what kind of oil or grease, how much, or how to check.

Does anyone have a manual with this information? Or does anyone know what fluid I need and how much?
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 04:35 PM

According to this manual, 90W is what it takes:
http://gardentractor...-owners-manual/
Here's the excerpt:
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I think that may be hard to find nowadays. May have to go with a 80-90W.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 04:44 PM

I think it's a Peerless 2300 and it calls for the single weight oil. The only 90w I've seen lately is the marine gear oil for outboard motors. It's pricey. I used the 80-90W in my MF 8 Peerless 1200 trans. There is a 100 for sale near me. That lever that comes out of the blue cone shaped bit is broken on it. Is that lever for the implement clutch engagement?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Thanks, Brian! I am no guru on today's oils! Don't quote me on this, but I think that lever is the hand operated PTO.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Thanks, I had read that manual, but missed that part.

Yes, its a PTO. This tractor PTO has two different size pulleys, for different speed implements.
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Posted July 28, 2012 - 06:20 AM

No one has clarified that for me before. I thought that was what it was for.




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