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#1 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2014 - 02:49 PM

I bet this has been asked a hundred times, but are service manuals available for the Ford LGT145 lawn tractors? I have the Kohler engine manual but not the
tractor manual.
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Posted May 13, 2014 - 02:52 PM

Here is a link to all the Ford Jacobsen built tractor that GTtalk has. Look thru these and see if you can find the one you need.

 

http://gardentractor...ractor-manuals/


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 03:41 PM

The manuals are there(page 2) and the LGT195 is there too. Good Luck



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Posted May 13, 2014 - 04:34 PM

I have yet to see a service manual for these tractors. But you can bet if I find one, we'll have a copy!


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 05:56 AM

I have yet to see a service manual for these tractors. But you can bet if I find one, we'll have a copy!

This one that you donated is very good. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 15, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Thanks to all the members who responded to where to find a repair manual for my LGT145. I was able to download the manual and start to work on why my steering  is a bear to turn.



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Thanks to all the members who responded to where to find a repair manual for my LGT145. I was able to download the manual and start to work on why my steering  is a bear to turn.


Your steering is a bear to turn because the grease in your Ross steering box has turned to tar.

There is a good post pinned on the top of the snapper forum here on how to rebuild it.

The Ross box was used on a lot of tractors and should not cost a lot to repair.
But, some people will charge you a lot!

Joe
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for the tip on the re-build, Joe. The deed is done and yes, what grease was there was pretty stiff. The top bearing was like new, the bottom cage was OK but the balls were pitted and rusted and the race was so so. I went down to the local TruValue for 8 new 5/16" (.386") balls and reused the cage and race,putting the assembly at the top with the original bearing assembly at the bottom where I figured more of the load occurred. The backlash pin was somewhat worn but serviceable. I made a new foam grease seal and re-assembled the unit, filling the cavity with grease before I assembled the rest and then pumping grease into the nipple until it came out past the seal. The backlash felt OK to me so I left that adjustment alone. Steering is greatly improved now. Tip - the only way I could get the unit out of the tractor, after taking the dashboard off and all other bolts, was to disconnect the rear hydraulic fitting at the hydro and swing the line out of the way. I did all this before I read your post about the snapper but I will look it up to see what I could have done better or smarter.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 08:39 PM

I re-built the steering on my big Jake.
Haven't needed to do that job on my smaller machines.
I don't like that water can travel down the steering tube to the steering box.
If you haven't already done so, I'd suggest replacing the top bushing on the steering tube.

Joe




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