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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:32 PM

Fenders looking good!
If you can let that tranny sit for a while, might take the drain bolt to the last thread and see if there's any water in there. Also, there should be a "fill to" level plug on the side, see if it's over full, but check for water first. My Sears had about a pint of water in the bottom.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Does that did plug have a dipstick?

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 07:18 AM

Not on mine it's a pipe plug on the side (or front) that you fill up to. Whe oil runs out that hole, it's full. When lots of oil runs out, it's over full. If it looks like nasty chocolate milk, youve got water in there.

If you decide it's not OK and needs changed, opinions differ, but I use 80/90 EP gear lube in all my gear tractors.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:00 AM

That is a 73-75 ST/10, exact same thing as a Custom 10, or 10XL, just with the newer style hood and nose which Sears started using in 73. The lever on the left side is the mower deck lift. The engine is a Tecumseh HH100. Good solid machine. As far as the front axle is concerned, I had an 8XL, same thing, 2hp less, and I had a 42" dozer that I used for snow, dirt, you name it.. tractor did fine. I would be worried about a FEL, but less than that you should be fine.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 05:22 PM

It's a 75. It was delivered 4-8-76. What's the (e) lever for? Thanks for the info.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 06:45 PM

I don't have one like that, but didn't Sears move the implement clutch lever back there?

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 07:30 PM

Implement clutch??? Like as in PTO? Of so my PTO is on my deck

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:24 AM

I think it may be for the snow blower, sickle mower, etc.

Side note: I noticed in the plow day pics you had a strap holding the 3 point handle where it belongs. My experience is that's caused by the PO putting to much or prolonged weight on the 3 point, causing the lift arms to straighten slightly at the top and not allowing it to go over center far enough.

Either that or some darned crazy driving :poke:

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:26 AM

David had to use the strap to limit the downward limit of the lift. With no gauge wheel, his plow was going so far down it was burying itself. After using the strap, he did pretty good I thought.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:30 AM

Yeap that's it. I don't know but the height of the 3ph seems to be off. I'm going to shorten the lift rods on the hitch and see if that helps. The little Sears did better than I thought. Is needs more weight in the front.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:34 AM

David had to use the strap to limit the downward limit of the lift. With no gauge wheel, his plow was going so far down it was burying itself. After using the strap, he did pretty good I thought.


David, next time you're outside with the camera, could you snap some pics of the 3 point, plow, top link etc? These plows will dig for China if the toplink is to short.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:39 AM

I know, thats the issue lol. Need a longer top link to. Ill get the picture soon. Now that youve brought it up Ive got another top link. I need to measure them and see if they are different lengths. Danial drilled a hole lower in the plow but it wasnt enough to fix the issues,

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:43 AM

One more thought. Some of those plows, the top link hookup piece could be put on backwards. I think that would be the opposite problem, but I would have to study mine to see which way it would affect it.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:53 AM

Not on mine it's a pipe plug on the side (or front) that you fill up to. Whe oil runs out that hole, it's full. When lots of oil runs out, it's over full. If it looks like nasty chocolate milk, youve got water in there.

If you decide it's not OK and needs changed, opinions differ, but I use 80/90 EP gear lube in all my gear tractors.


I have drained and replaced the oil in a couple of them If I remember right, the manual calls for 30 weight motor oil and it will hold 5 quarts.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Correct lol. I'll use 30wt since that's what its always had.

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