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#1 Cattle-Dog OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Hello all,

 

I am new hear and wanted to introduce myself.  I just bought a Ford LGT 16D.  I think I got a really good deal.  It's the model with power steering, looks like it has been garage kept, 1000 hrs, and so far everything works except the glow plug lamp.

 

The deck seems noisy when engaged but works and cuts well.  U-joints seem ok, but the PTO drive shaft in general seems a little wobbly though.  All this could be normal for this tractor, for all I know.

 

The tach reads a little high (indicated idle is around 1100, but doesn't sound that high).

 

Anyway, excited about it. I'll be reading through the forums to learn what I can.  I plan to go through it.  grease everything, change oil, oil filter, fuel filter, flush the coolant, etc.  I'm guessing the hydraulic fluid is original and so are the filters.  So I'll probably look into that as well.  If there's anything else I should consider, a heads up is always appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Chad


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 01:47 AM

Welcome to the forum, Chad, I know there are Ford people here who will be willing to lend a hand if needed.


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 05:56 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! We have a few members here with those tractors. Hope they chime in.


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 06:57 AM

Welcome to GTT. That sounds like a really nice tractor. Check our Manuals Section for your manuals if you need them. If the deck is noisey I'd check the spindle bearings and any idler pulleys for worn bearings. It is well worth catching a problem before it becomes a failure. Ask questions when you have them. Post pics with the questions and when you want to show off the beauty. Good Luck, Rick

Here is the operators manual: http://gardentractor...tors-manualpdf/

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Posted April 17, 2015 - 07:32 AM

Welcome and congratulations on a great tractor. It's probably normal wear on that drive shaft but I would check on it closely. Sometimes wear in the drive shaft can be due to broken or worn out engine mounts. This allows the engine to move more than normal and puts more stress on the driveshaft. The coupler on the engine shaft can also get worn and the input shaft of the transmission is a very expensive part that can be ruined by a wobbly drive shaft. 


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 08:13 AM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:



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Posted April 17, 2015 - 08:49 AM

Welcome to GTTalk! :wave:


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Posted April 17, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Thanks everyone.  I'll get some picks this evening.  I think the deck might be bent a little on the chute side.  I thought it was perhaps just contoured to help throw the clippings out, but after looking at pictures of other peoples, I think it is bent and the bracket and roller have been removed on that side.  Needs rollers all around anyway.

 

Any recommendations on where to buy parts?



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Posted April 17, 2015 - 07:06 PM

I found boat trailer rollers for my deck on the LGT165. Had to cut to length.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:49 AM

A little later than promised, but as promised.  I'll get her cleaned up in the next week or so and take some more.  You can see where the deck is bent and the roller and bracket is missing near the chute.

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:56 AM

Welcome to GTT Chad.  That tractor looks to be in very good shape, you should get quite a lot of use out of it.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 09:18 AM

New Holland has the bracket and roller in stock, but get a loan! Roller is around $20. The bracket is $75+!



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Posted April 18, 2015 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, I think getting her in proper running order will be several hundred dollars unfortunately.  She's 95% there, but as you pointed out, everything is so expensive.  In the end though, it'll be a lot of tractor that you couldn't buy today for anywhere near the total price.


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Posted April 25, 2015 - 01:42 PM

Hi I have one of these and just love it. It just flip 1700 hours last week. The PTO drive shaft may be a problem. I had to replace it about 10 years ago because the splines were wore bad. it vibrated so bad that it ruined the gearbox in the mowerdeck twice before we figured out the problem. Have someone else start the mower deck and look to see if the gearbox is really vibrating. I have also had the spindle bearings go out and that will make a loud grinding noise. Hopes this helps and good luck.
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Posted April 25, 2015 - 04:54 PM

Checked my tach today when I had it running. Mine idles at about 1500 rpms and wide open is about 3400 rpms.





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