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#1 cranman51 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2016 - 04:35 PM

I recently picked up a well used but maintained Commando 8 , but the dipstick for the transmission is missing, and although I found a drain plug, where is the fill hole located? The fill for my 310 8 horse is where the dipstick is located, but on the Commando 8 the dipstick is horizonal tube going from the rear of the tractor to the transmission. Thanks in advance!



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Posted April 02, 2016 - 04:43 PM

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Posted April 02, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Welcome to GTT. Download the manual from our Manuals Section(its free). Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 03, 2016 - 08:14 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk.
My Daughter has an 8, but I'm several hundred miles away right now.
I thought the pipe plug up high was both fill and level test. Don't remember a dipstick at all.
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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:59 PM

If this Commando 8 has a horizontal engine crankshaft the tube you are looking at is likely for the rear attachment lift cable.

Plug behind the left axle housing is where you can add oil and the lube level. It is quicker to remove the shifter and pour the oil in there.

 

There is also a Commando V8 that uses a vertical engine crankshaft and that transmission is totally different.

 

Garry


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:04 PM

If this Commando 8 has a horizontal engine crankshaft the tube you are looking at is likely for the rear attachment lift cable.

Plug behind the left axle housing is where you can add oil and the lube level. It is quicker to remove the shifter and pour the oil in there.

 

There is also a Commando V8 that uses a vertical engine crankshaft and that transmission is totally different.

 

Garry

Yep, what he said.  I just sold a commando 8 and an 857 both had the fill/level plug in the axle hsg.

 

Oh yeah,  WELCOME


Edited by CRFarnsworth, April 04, 2016 - 08:04 PM.





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