Hello to all.
I have been a silent reader of the this forum for several years now and
am thankful for the advice that I have read.
I recently bought a 1980 John Deere 314 that i am setting up to plow snow.
I hit a snag however. It doesn't appear that the sight glass tubing for the hydrostatic transmission is
complete. I have seen the parts chart and have a general idea how to route this. I understand
where the sight tube system begins, at the fluid reservoir. I guess that it ends at the axel housing.
I would like to put rebuilding the sight tube system on the back burner until next summer if possible.
1) Do I really need to rebuild this sight glass system?
2) Is there a way that I can measure the fluid level via the fill tube?
3) I know that the tractor uses 5 quarts of hydro fluid. How much fluid does the 54 inch plow need?