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fence row

11-26-2007 21:08:01

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does anyone know how much noise a wd allis chalmer makes, that is what would be normal? it is a 49 year, all oil was changed and there was very little oil in trans and diff.

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fence row

12-01-2007 20:05:19

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 Re: wd gear noise in reply to fence row, 11-26-2007 21:08:01  
thanks guys that is very helpful, i was never around a WD but we had 2 WD45 tractors since i was a kid, and they never made any noise in the gear train, and i still have one of them my dads, i still use it for bush hoging and other things, the wd is a good tractor too.

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11-27-2007 16:56:18

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 Re: wd gear noise in reply to fence row, 11-26-2007 21:08:01  
They are inherently loud (the transmission) because of their straight cut gears.

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11-27-2007 08:25:35

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 Re: wd gear noise in reply to fence row, 11-26-2007 21:08:01  
Compared to other AC tractors of the era, very typical for the WD to growl, especially in 2nd or 3rd gear.

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11-26-2007 22:36:29

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 Re: wd gear noise in reply to fence row, 11-26-2007 21:08:01  
My '52 WD has a substantial growl in the rear end or final drives. The one fender will vibrate a bit from the growl. It has been like this since 1980, and I have used it all these years with no breakdowns, so I'm not concerned. I think the noisier ones are just broke in more. LOL

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