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Re: drove my MF180 diesel into the pond

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07-18-2013 07:17:27

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I have the 12 speed Multi-power. I read that you can"t pull/push start a multi-power tractor. Frustrated, I tried anyway. Glad to hear that I may not have harmed it that way. The low to high gear shift lever does hit the top of the slot, this may be the cause of the no low range. Pulled back to high gear it stop 1/2 inch from bottom of slot. I don"t recall if it was this way before I went pond fishing. I will see if I can disconnect the linkage and see if I can get low range gears to engage manually. I just can"t see how driving into the pond would effect linkage. There was no rough treatment of the tractor pulling it out of the pond or towing it. But she be an old tractor and thing seem to break just looking at them. Thanks

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07-18-2013 15:18:59

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 Re: drove my MF180 diesel into the pond in reply to Ohiopioneer, 07-18-2013 07:17:27  
Dad's 180 trans hi-lo lever is centered, slight clearance at each end of slot. If you can reset the shift rod you should be OK. If it makes no change, I have seen the planetary lo range pressed in collar come loose before, and a split or lift cover removed will be needed to get at it for repair. Had a forklift do that once, internal gear is pressed in place and peened over. If it comes out just 1/2 inch you will lose lo. I put it back then tack welded it in place.

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07-18-2013 07:45:11

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 Re: drove my MF180 diesel into the pond in reply to Ohiopioneer, 07-18-2013 07:17:27  
I just have to ask how that happened in the first place? Did you try to run it without first draining all of the fluids? If so now you have water everywhere inside.

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