What did you do TO your Tractor Today: ie wrenching/cosmetics
Posted August 19, 2012 - 10:46 PM
Posted August 23, 2012 - 05:25 PM
83-420, 80-314, 70-70 I & 69-L/60 Custom. ~~ Lowell
Posted August 26, 2012 - 12:17 PM
The rear pto shaft runs all the time, so I slipped the belts off & zip-tied them to fittings on the hydro on the top, and around the oil filter at the bottom. No sense in these wearing when you're not using the pto. Need to put the tunnel cover back on.
Getting hot & sweaty out there now, and not fun anymore, so I may call it a day with the tractors. Only one day off a week, and I need a break from "work". Maybe this evening when it cools down, then it will be fun again.
Posted August 26, 2012 - 03:13 PM
Edited by ggsteve, August 26, 2012 - 03:15 PM.
- MH81 said thank you
Posted August 26, 2012 - 03:52 PM
Posted August 27, 2012 - 09:14 PM
Edited by HydroHarold, August 27, 2012 - 09:15 PM.
- twostep said thank you
Posted August 30, 2012 - 09:27 PM
Ryan and I took the front end completely out. It's the only way to get the bolt out back past the tie rods.
Here's a big part of the slop.
I decided that this is one of those places there should be grease. I also wondered aloud what ding-a-ling at Roper decided there shouldn't be a fitting.
I was going to drill the tube in the front axle, but decided plan B would be a better option.
I drilled 2" down thru the head and the center of the bolt, then I cross drilled it, tapped the head hole and installed a grease fitting.
It's back on all fours now. And it's been greased. Much less play in the axle, still some in the steering, but that's for another night.
Posted August 31, 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:28 AM
Need to clean it up first.
This is where the old fan WAS located. The hard part is going to be getting the new one back in there. I may have to unbolt the rear of the frame to gain enough access to get "new" fan in. Tight spaces on these little 116s.
Much better. Hate working on dirty greasy things. Can't see what I'm doing. Additionally, a clean hydro is a happy hydro. I'll also be replacing the hydro fluid and the main drive belt as I'm not planning on going back into this tractor, any time soon.
Edited by dave8338, September 04, 2012 - 08:38 AM.
Posted September 04, 2012 - 06:32 PM
Anyone want to buy a 3 legged LGT100?
Posted September 05, 2012 - 01:16 PM
Also picked up a few cans of Valspar Enamel John Deere Green and will do a quicky job on the fender pan and dash tower. Will be heading out to the JD dealership tomorrow, to pick up a new drive belt and a few bits to put it back together.
Here is what it looks like now, under the fender pan.
Posted September 07, 2012 - 02:18 PM
Thought I should at least loosen it and make sure that there was fluid in it. Loosened the plug but did not remove it. NOTHING... not a drip to be found. At this point, I had to pull the plug as it appeared that the axle was empty. IT WAS !
Now I'm faced with the task of filling an axle that is supposed to be filled for life (nothing ever is) and I have a few thoughts.
1. Find a petcock that will thread into the housing in place of the drain plug and back feed the fluid through the petcock.
2. Drill a hole in the axle case (using an exploded diagram to verify that I'm not going to hit something) and tap it, flush out the axle with diesel fuel to rinse out any metal shards that are sure to get in, and refill with 80W 90 gear oil.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated...
Posted September 07, 2012 - 10:27 PM
Posted September 08, 2012 - 03:49 AM
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Well June I worked the Beaver over , set up the 1 bottom plow & the cultivator , waxed fenders , belt guard . I'm getting ready to show the 750 Beaver at the Santa Cruz County Fair , coming up Tuesday . If I can figure out how to load pic's I'll take some and share .
Posted September 08, 2012 - 09:09 AM
All buttoned back up
Just a FEW of the bolts that had to come out. Brake linkage, steering gear, and at least a dozen fasteners, need to be removed to change the main drive belts on the 116s.
Prep for paint...