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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 05:56 PM

I'm going to pick up the new to me 149 tomorrow an was wondering where the hydro release was located I'm using another gt to pull it on the trailer an don't want to hurt anything.

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 07:05 PM

  Should be a lever on the rear of the tunnel cover just in front of the seat. Don`t be surprised if it doesn`t work i think 75% of them are broken. I have a 149 and you guessed it mine is broken.


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 07:16 PM

  Should be a lever on the rear of the tunnel cover just in front of the seat. Don`t be surprised if it doesn`t work i think 75% of them are broken. I have a 149 and you guessed it mine is broken.

I agree that most of the release levers have rusted and broken.  If the handle is broken, you may have to remove the tunnel cover and push down the release buttons by hand.


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Posted August 29, 2016 - 08:26 PM

Should have a leaver on the right side of the tunnel cover when ya sit on the seat.It Might have automatic relief valves,depends what year it is.My 149 didn't even have the hole for the leaver.

 

If the leaver is broken like 99% of them are and your worried about it hurting the pump take the tunnel cover off and Loosen the valves till there about to fall out.This will allow you to move it safely.

 

They don't recommend that these tractors be towed more than a couple feet even if the relief valves are functional.


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 06:46 AM

im only going to pull it onto my trailer from its resting location so maybe 10ft if that



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:58 AM

Ol George told me no faster than a toddler can walk and about as far and you will be fine. Has worked well for me.
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:42 PM

Well it made it on an off the trailer it's resting in the garage till I figure out what I'm going to do with it. The exhaust is gone an so is the wiring harness. The story I was told it ran great 5yrs ago then just wouldn't start one day so it's sat under cover since then. He did try to get it running but no luck.

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 07:37 AM

Same for my 149 so I installed auto relief valves...no lever required.






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