As I said in another post I hadn`t planned a complete redo but.....really just wanted to get it working good ! And really need to get it where I can move it around...need the shop space back !
After finally getting rear clutch plate/flywheel off...and the tranny out of the loop...surprise surprise the dang thing still won`t roll around !!! Checked the brakes and found neither one really moved much... one not at all. With poor design and the twisting of the 3/8 round rod brake thru a couple of 90 degree bends I wasn`t surprised they maybe weren't released....appears to be much water damage thru out tractor....Dreading trying get the bolts out of the housings and stuff. Actually got the brake rods actually moving after more PB blaster and rocking the rods back and forth. They may still be stuck but at least the rods are moving now. Rocking the wheels back and for what little they move...I couldn`t see any movement in the input shaft on the rear end. Put the coupling and the shaft back on it twisting it with 14" pipe wrench was able to actually get the wheels to move in both directions. The rear wheels really turned easily when it was off the ground during unloading and being able to turn it with pipewrench. I`m guessing the differential is functional. That leaves the planetary as likely culprit....but it apparently is functioning too. I am thinking checking the fluids and if it isn`t some kind of solvent like everything else with oil has had on this poor tractor....try pulling it down the drive way in hopes off loosening it up. I`m still thinking of pulling all the stuff off to clean it up and repair anything needed but sure would like to get it where will move good before pulling it apart. I`m guessing there some oil/gear lube in the planetary probably separate from the oil/lube in the differential. I can see what looks to be a small plug on the Planetary housing on the top....fill hole I`m guessing....
All of you` alls experience and advice will be appreciated before I get any further into this thing. The engine moves like it should and most of the parts I`ve removed seem OK....just been out in the weather and neglected. So I`ll do as much as I can to get back to great condition while I`ve got it apart.
Thanks ahead for any advice and help.!!