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Hangs in gear constantly.

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steve coonse

08-03-2012 13:47:02

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I have a 1951 Tea 20 that hangs in gear constantly,any suggestions would be helpful.

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08-05-2012 05:46:27

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 Re: Hangs in gear constantly. in reply to steve coonse, 08-03-2012 13:47:02  
First thing to do is check the amount of free-play in the pedal, it should be no more than 3/8" measured under the footrest to the top of the Pedal arm.Check it when the tractor is HOT. If this is correct than the Clutch is dragging, possibly because of some oil on the plate. If you remove the Starter you will see if there is any oil inside as it will be on the Pinion of the Starter. make sure the weep holes underneath are clear. If you have recently re-filled the transmission then you may have poured too much into the transmission at any one time. You should add 2 gallons then wait 15 mins before adding any more. If it overfills the transmission it can leak trough a worn seal on the drive shaft. It can also be wear in the Clutch itself and it isn't opening the clutch evenly and that would also cause drag on the plate....John(UK)

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08-04-2012 06:13:58

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 Re: Hangs in gear constantly. in reply to steve coonse, 08-03-2012 13:47:02  
this is real KY redneck but:

might try this?????????

jack rear wheels of tractor off the ground.

put trans in 1st gear

while a buddy sits on the tractor and pushes down on the clutch, as he would if he were trying to shift the gears.

you try to turn the rear wheels forward, (may have to have another buddy turn the other rear wheel forward), so both rear wheels are turning together as tractor was on the ground.

goal: to see if there is any pressure or drag on the clutch system (is the motor trying to turn) As the clutch is fully depressed.

If there is drag, this would mean the clutch plate is not fully releasing, a misadjusted clutch plate can cause the problems you have.

if the clutch is fully releasing, then i would say your problem is in the shifting rods on top of the transmission, they are worn and hanging.

who knows: this procedure might be worth a try.


I am a certified KY redneck, so I have redneck ways, we just march to a different drummer.

But remember,

Sometimes, even a blind hog finds an accorn.

Note to file: can you turn motor off, then shift to the gear you want, then restart tractor. This procedure would be a pain in the #$(*& but it might work until you can get the tractor fixed.

good luck and let us know what you find wrong with the old tractor.

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Joe Ferguson

08-03-2012 16:43:23

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 Re: Hangs in gear constantly. in reply to steve coonse, 08-03-2012 13:47:02  
Is this problem occured suddenly or gradually ?

Is it with nothing attached to the tractor ?

Or is it when using PTO or hydraulic hitch

This will help to figure it out.

Joe Ferguson

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steve coonse

08-03-2012 17:45:59

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 Re: Hangs in gear constantly. in reply to Joe Ferguson, 08-03-2012 16:43:23  
It does it with attachments or not and with pto in or out.

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08-03-2012 14:48:47

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 Re: Hangs in gear constantly. in reply to steve coonse, 08-03-2012 13:47:02  
Clutch adjustment?

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