Got the deck back under it again and decided to give it a run for the first time. Engine ran great, deck performed great. Situation with the hydro though. When going down any incline the tractor free wheels till it levels out. Then when the hydro catches up it gives a little jerk and off we go mowing at normal speed. I did find that after about 1/2 hr run that the fluid level dropped about 1 pint in the hydro. New fluid and filter so figured that all the air got worked out and that is why it was low. Is this a normal situation, or something in the hydro that needs looked at?
I also noticed that the hydro was not working real smooth like I am used to. No reverse when at idle or a little above. Forward slow speed was hard to achieve at higher throttle settings. Removed the tunnel cover to check the linkage and found a lot of fresh oil on top of the forward part of the transmission. Believe this is the pump for the lift. The two lines were not leaking as the fluid was all above and back of that area. I know this is something that needs attention but not sure just where to start. My first Super cub so learning as I go on this one.
Thanks for any and all advise. Any help is appreciated.