First, the recoil started acting up. I pulled it apart and it needs new dogs and also the aluminum hub that the dogs lock into to spin the engine while I pull the rope. Good news is that presently, the hub is still available through sears parts direct, bad news is it will cost me about 50 bucks for that part, plus the dogs and I am broke right now. So, I put on the pulley that I had bought in case I want to convert to starter/ generator system. I made a grass screen from a flywheel screen from the top of a friends junk engine. Wrap the rope around and it starts first pull, so for now, I am still happy with that.
A week or so back, I pulled a little cedar tree up with the tractor and had it in low range. It stuck there so I checked the transmission oil and it was down. I put a quart in and it shifted fine. Then, the other day, I put the high/low shifter in neutral so I could roll it a little to check the tire size. Today, I got on and it was now stuck in neutral. ARGHHHH! I bought some oil and put more in and an axle seal is leaking a LOT. Anyway, it is still stuck in neutral, I just cant seem to get it to shift up or down.