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#1 davidj927 ONLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Hello, I have to say I'm new to this, and would appreciate any info offered! I inherited a Ford #53265-13684 tractor. It does have the Kohler engine, though I don't know hp. I have engine running good, but hydrostatic trans is very weak, barely moves. Does anyone know what trans this is? What year tractor it is? Location of fill and drain plugs on trans? Is there a filter that might be clogged on trans? Any idea what oil trans uses? I know this is a lot of info I'm requesting, and any help would be MUCH appreciated.

 

Will changing trnsmission oil possibly help in motivating this old gal? It certainly looks like it could be a useful piece of equipment around the homestead! Thanks, Dave

 


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Hello, I have to say I'm new to this, and would appreciate any info offered! I inherited a Ford #53265-13684 tractor. It does have the Kohler engine, though I don't know hp. I have engine running good, but hydrostatic trans is very weak, barely moves. Does anyone know what trans this is? What year tractor it is? Location of fill and drain plugs on trans? Is there a filter that might be clogged on trans? Any idea what oil trans uses? I know this is a lot of info I'm requesting, and any help would be MUCH appreciated.

 

Will changing trnsmission oil possibly help in motivating this old gal? It certainly looks like it could be a useful piece of equipment around the homestead! Thanks, Dave

 


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Do you have the tow / drive lever in the correct position?  All hydros have  a mechanism that allows you to move the tractor without the engine running and without damaging the transmission.  

 

P.S. Welcome.  Some Ford savvy people will be along shortly.


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 11:46 AM

Welcome to GTT. Pistures will help us identify your tractor and see any obvious problems. You can download the manual from our Manuals Tab(3 free per day) and see what it says. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 11:55 AM

I wasn't aware of tow / drive lever, although tracto does move back and forth, just very weakly and with little or no force, barely pulls itself...But thanks!

 

PS: I moved every lever I could find !   :-)



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Posted April 07, 2014 - 01:24 PM

That should be a 1970 - 1971 LGT 145 open side made by Jacobsen.
14 horse power Kohler
It will have a filter canister right in front of the hydro unit under the center of the tractor.
You don't want to replace it if you don't have to.
They cost about $100.

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Posted April 07, 2014 - 02:58 PM

Can you post a pic.  Depending on year may be a bypass knob to right of battery box should be turned full clockwise to drive.  Check your fluid level should be within 1" of top.  Again depends on year your# puts it in transition years as Joe said. pic would help show what you have good luck

 

also if belt is slipping trans won't push full power could be weak spring try pulling lever backwards with top of foot


Edited by Oldford, April 07, 2014 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted April 07, 2014 - 03:05 PM

If its an LGT 145 like rock farmer say it is, then it would high/low range differential with a neutral, so no tow valve in this tractor. I would check fluid level.  Noel


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 03:06 PM

Welcome to GT Talk,

:wewantpics:  they would help. Tom


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Posted April 07, 2014 - 03:16 PM

My search said 140, but I'm no Ford guy.  A pic or 2 would certainly confirm model.


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