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#1 Captain_Sparrow OFFLINE  

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 01:30 AM

Just picked up an FF18 that has a lot of home made stuff with it.  Its an ugly ride but it seems to run good and drive ok though.  I pressure washed it down and immediately hooked up the plow.  After plowing a small garden it appears to have gotten some twine wrapped around the axle and its dripping  trans fluid, from near the wheels, on my garage floor.  I'm hoping to find some help locating the axle seals for it.  I am not sure where to find the trans model # plate to be able to provide any info.

 

Here's some obligatory newb pics.  :)

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 04:26 AM

Welcome to the forum. Nice FF and loader. I just redid seals on my FF20. The seal # is 788049. I got mine from Outdoor Distributors, but can be found elsewhere. If you have a local bearing supply, they can probably get them for you.

 

Edit: Here's an Owners/Parts manual for it.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:06 AM

:welcometogttalk: You're in good hands! As said thats a nice setup.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:16 AM

Welcome to the forum. That's not an ugly ride! It's actually in pretty nice shape and will look really sweet when that loader is helping you do the heavy lifting!


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  Your tractor isn't too bad , heck here's our tractor of the month's " Ugly Tractor"  for this past Oct. Take a look and see where you think yours would have stood  , Al

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 06:38 AM

Welcome to GTTalk and thanks for the pics!

Nice looking FF18, glad you're getting the help you need.
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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:22 AM

Welcome to GTTalk!  I think you've got a good tractor with the loader.  We just had a thread last evening avowing how nobody can live without one.

 

Besides, paint doesn't make the tractor! 

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:26 AM

Welcome to GTTalk! 

Sheet metal can be painted, ask anyone here!  It looks like you have an exceptionally capable tractor there, look forward to more.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:42 AM

welcome. nice ff18 you have.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 07:56 AM

Welcome to GTT. You are off to a great start. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:29 AM

Welcome to the Asylum. The Tractor Asylum

 

 

And yet another person to ad to the list of those I hate on this site. In order to get off the list mail me your FF. LOL

 

JK. That is a really nice tractor. I want one bad.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Wow your welcome wagon here is first class.  Thanks folks.  I still find the ff's to be a bit ugly compared to the lines of some of the older JD's with the roundy fenders but I'll keep it anyway.  When you get up close and personal with it, the previous owner had a shade tree engineering degree or something.  He made things functional and I'm impressed with his work but most of that bucket and three point has been fashioned out of metal scraps.  A quick example is the bucket made out of an air compressor tank.  The rest of the air compressor tank became a box blade.  

 

P.S. Thanks Kenny for the information and knowledge.  I looked up the seals at outdoor distributors and will have them in the mail very soon.  Also to add to the confusion...  I'm also Kenny.  :)


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Wow your welcome wagon here is first class.  Thanks folks.  I still find the ff's to be a bit ugly compared to the lines of some of the older JD's with the roundy fenders but I'll keep it anyway.  When you get up close and personal with it, the previous owner had a shade tree engineering degree or something.  He made things functional and I'm impressed with his work but most of that bucket and three point has been fashioned out of metal scraps.  A quick example is the bucket made out of an air compressor tank.  The rest of the air compressor tank became a box blade.  

 

P.S. Thanks Kenny for the information and knowledge.  I looked up the seals at outdoor distributors and will have them in the mail very soon.  Also to add to the confusion...  I'm also Kenny.  :)

 

Awesome rig, dude! 

 

yeah, these guys are great!   i'm into my first tractor in 40 years since my dad owned a ridin' mower in NJ, and these guys give me some excellent pointers and advice.  great forum - WELCOME! 

 

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Posted April 05, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Hi there and welcome! :wave: Those ff's are sometimes hard to come by depending on where you live. Having a tractor like that especially with a loader will help wonders! Thanks for the pictures ahead of time :thumbs:  


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 01:07 PM

Welcome!!!

 I have to agree with ya, I don't like the looks of the FF's, but would never turn one down, they are workhorses and built heavy.

If they work well, nothing wrong with home made attachments. I've got some hybrid factory/home made stuff myself.

Good luck with it.


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