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Tractor won't move
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Gear lube too thick

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Pat -Michigan

01-19-2003 06:17:08




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HELP - AC WD will start but clutch seems to be stuck. Very cold in MI, gear lube is very thick. What can be done to thin it so clutch will work? Any idea's? Thanks in advance

Pat - Michigan




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Tom

01-19-2003 17:49:40




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 Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to Pat -Michigan, 01-19-2003 06:17:08  
What the other guys said, especially the shift boot. However I will add this. When you get it back together with good oil it can be hard to get it into gear if you only use the hand clutch-cold stiff oil. Use the foot clutch to put it into gear, then you can use the hand clutch to stop and take off if you want. when you have used the hand clutch and the tractor for a while the oil will warm up and you can put it into gear with the hand clutch again like normal. This can happen when the weather isn't too cold too. Just leave the hand clutch out and use the foot clutch to get it into gear the first time, then start off by pulling back on the hand clutch as I said.

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JMS/MN

01-19-2003 21:14:51




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 Re: Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to Tom, 01-19-2003 17:49:40  
The hand clutch is NOT meant to be used for shifting the transmission. When you need to shift from one gear to another- use the foot clutch. The hand clutch is to be used when you need live pto or hydraulic. That is what it was intended for.



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Tom

01-21-2003 18:27:48




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 Re: Re: Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to JMS/MN, 01-19-2003 21:14:51  
But it will work fine for this as soon as the oil is warm, made thousands of shifts with the hand clutch, used it almost all the time when I operated a WD45, even for loading manure. Only used the foot clutch for engaging the PTO.



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dave k

01-19-2003 12:39:39




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 Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to Pat -Michigan, 01-19-2003 06:17:08  
You have water in the tranny probably, often gets in through the shifter boot and freezes up in cold weather. Stiff gear lube won't keep tractor from moving and will thin when warm. You gonna have to put it in a heated shed and drain the lubs.

Dave



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Eldon

01-19-2003 17:25:37




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 Re: Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to dave k, 01-19-2003 12:39:39  

I parted out a model C a couple of weeks ago.....when I drained the transmission I got about 3 gallons of water and 2 tablespoons of oil!



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mj

01-19-2003 12:49:24




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 Re: Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to dave k, 01-19-2003 12:39:39  
What they said and replace the shifter boot, if it's bad. Keep the shiftlever area covered with something to catch the snow and rain if it sits outside. My uncle tore up the clutch disc and flywheel trying to 'break loose' his WD-45 after it sat out and froze!



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Will

01-19-2003 06:59:16




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 Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to Pat -Michigan, 01-19-2003 06:17:08  
My bet is that it has water in the rear end and is froze up, have seen this a hundred times



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Pat -Michigan

01-19-2003 08:46:43




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 Re: Re: Tractor won't move - Gear lube too thick in reply to Will, 01-19-2003 06:59:16  
Thanks Guys, I will try to get it warmed up and change the fluid and see if that is the problem
Thanks
Pat - Michigan



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