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#1 MacGuyver40 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2018 - 09:16 PM

I picked up a 16/6 today and need a little help.

I don’t have any history on the tractor.

I believe it’s a 917.25180 but I only find manuals on the 917.25170. Where can I find a manual for mine?

What do you suggest for a battery?

I see oil should be SAE 30, do you recommend synthetic or just regular oil?
Same question on transaxle oil.

What does or did the electric lift switch on the dashboard go to?

I am planning changing the fluids before using it, is there anything else I should do or check.

Items I need:
Rear scraper blade
Wheel weights
3 point hitch
Dashboard
Seat spring
Seat

Not sure if I am going to keep the deck or not.

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Posted February 23, 2018 - 11:09 PM

lift switch goes to electric actuator for the 3 point hitch


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Posted February 23, 2018 - 11:25 PM

For a battery the biggest and most CCA that will fit

for oil regular oil will be fine

I use a farm rated or diesel as these still have some

of the additives these old engine need

and if your area doesn't see freezing temps

30 weight will be fine in engine and rear end

 

A tip for filling the rear end

remove the shifter and fill through there

goes quicker

it will take for ever filling though the plug behind the wheel

 

Your dash is an odd style and not common

whats wrong with it

 

and lastly most any of the ss/16 manuals should proved the information

you need for servicing

 as all of the SS  tractors didn't change much


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Posted February 24, 2018 - 06:20 AM

Looks like a nice original tractor. How's it run?
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Posted February 24, 2018 - 08:39 AM

For the engine use regular oil with zinc in it. I found Valvoline VR1 Racing oil to be very good for having a high content of zinc. They have different weights so pick whats best for your environment. 

 

For the rear end the manual says to use straight 30 non-detergent. I live in a cold area with a lot of moisture so I am using a higher grade hydraulic oil for my rear end. It stays thinner in the extreme cold and does not turn into a milkshake from a drop of water getting in. You may find a milkshake in there when you drain it don't panic. 


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Posted February 24, 2018 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for the information.
The dashboard is cracked at the top.
It seems to run good.

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Posted February 24, 2018 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for the information.
The dashboard is cracked at the top.
It seems to run good.

Take a picture of the dashboard. I'm sure there's guys on here that will give you idea's on how to repair it. I've had good results with fiberglass. Be easier than trying to find another.

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Posted February 24, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Here is the dash.

I also found a switch unplugged and the connection jumped. I think it is the “neutral safety switch”, is that right? Does it need to be plugged in?

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Posted February 24, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Here is the dash.

I also found a switch unplugged and the connection jumped. I think it is the “neutral safety switch”, is that right? Does it need to be plugged in?

Yeah thats one of those safety switches, you can leave it jumped if you don't want to use it or try and connect it and see if it works. They may have jumped it because it not working so if you get it all hooked up and it won't start that could be there was an issue with the switch.

 

My older tractors didn't have these, but my newer one with the onan has two, one for neutral safety and one for the implement engagement lever.


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Posted February 24, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Keep the deck, if you get rid of it you will want it later, also adds value to tractor if you sell it
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Posted February 24, 2018 - 01:49 PM

We had an old 8e and it no safety items at all. I could jump off the tractor while mowing, pick a branch in the way and jump back on and the just kept cutting.
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Posted February 24, 2018 - 02:18 PM

We had an old 8e and it no safety items at all. I could jump off the tractor while mowing, pick a branch in the way and jump back on and the just kept cutting.


Oh the good old days! Remember when they didn't start the only thing you checked was gas and spark?
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Posted May 12, 2018 - 09:39 AM

I picked up one also a few weeks ago. Were you able to find any manuals?

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Posted May 14, 2018 - 07:16 AM

I picked up one also a few weeks ago. Were you able to find any manuals?

 

 

The 16/6 single is the same tractor, just the different motor. You can use the 18/6 manual for that

 

Attached File  1977 16-6 91725170.pdf   2.77MB   17 downloads

Attached File  1977 18-6 twin 917.25191.pdf   1.18MB   10 downloads

Attached File  1977 mower deck 917253540.pdf   4.01MB   17 downloads



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Posted May 22, 2018 - 02:27 PM

I did find a few things online. Thank you for posting, I will save them for references.

 

With that being said, If anyone has a Sears Customs 10xl they would like to trade for mine or sell outright please let me know. This one is doing a good job hauling stuff around the yard but I like the Customs better.


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