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#136 ducky ONLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2016 - 11:22 AM

The Tan color would indicate water mixed in the oil.  Get it changed before you run it anymore.  Would be a good idea to change it a couple of time to flush out all the old oil..


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Posted March 16, 2016 - 10:09 PM

The Tan color would indicate water mixed in the oil.  Get it changed before you run it anymore.  Would be a good idea to change it a couple of time to flush out all the old oil..

 

Could that be a reason for the tractor moving slow?



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Posted March 17, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Yes it could be you problem.  As I mentioned Change the fluid and let's see how it does.

Also do not forget to check that belt tension.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 02:41 AM

Yes it could be you problem.  As I mentioned Change the fluid and let's see how it does.

Also do not forget to check that belt tension.

 

I'm going to give that a try today.  Just standard ATF type F will work?



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Posted March 19, 2016 - 06:21 AM

Could that be a reason for the tractor moving slow?

Yes, as the moisture in the fluid causes tiny bubbles which will compress under pressure instead of acting like a solid to drive the motor section of the hydro. It may not be all your issues, but certainly is one of them.


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 03:00 PM

Oh and do not forget the filter.


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 05:53 PM

I took a look at the 2 drive belts.  One was very, very loose and it was the original Snapper belt that came on the tractor and the other one was somewhat tight as it should have been, but it was missing chunks of rubber.  Also, the hydraulic fluid filter doesn't look like it had been changed in many years.  You guys might have figured this out, hopefully.


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 08:56 PM

Make sure you get the correct replacement belts. The first set I bought were regular fractional HP belts that crossed to the Snapper belts. They were too narrow. They looked good but were bottoming out on the pullies. I ended up buying the correct belts from partstree, they were a little expensive but they have lasted for several years now.


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 09:10 PM

Thanks again for the heads up on all of this, gentlemen!  Here's a picture of the belt slack......you can't really see in the picture, but it's really loose.  You can't really see in the picture, but it was so loose I was almost able to get it up on the edge of the pulley and walk it off.

 

Also, I just picked up two OEM Snapper belts on ebay.......after the discounts it came to about $20 and some change shipped for both.

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 12:16 AM

Glad you found one of the problems.  Please be sure to change that fluid in the trans axle and the filter.  You will save a ton of money down the road by not having to rebuild the unit later.  Parts are hard to come by.


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