Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
  
Discussion Forum
:

300 utility losing power

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author 
Jerry

12-27-2001 21:30:46




Report to Moderator

I have a 300 utility with approximately 100hours after a rebuild. I purchased it this summer following the rebuild. It has been converted to a 12 volt system.
It will crank up immediately when it has been on a battery charger. I can use it for awhile and then it seems to start to lose horsepower and begin to become extremely touchy at the throttle, or it will cut out.
The alternator belt is tight, and there is not any excessive noise.
My theory is that it is only getting a trickle charge and that toward the end it does not get enough spark.
I have fresh gas, and have changed the sediment bowl.
Do I take it in for a tune up already, or take the battery to have it checked, or call my snowplow guy to kiss and make up after I told him he wasn't needed ?

Thanks

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Charlie

12-28-2001 08:49:56




Report to Moderator
 Re: 300 utility losing power in reply to Jerry, 12-27-2001 21:30:46  
I've got my H, M and 300U all switched to 12 volts and about once a year they start getting the symptoms you discribe. I put in new points and condenser and the problem is solved. If you don't know when the last time your tractor had new points and condenser I would try that since it doesn't cost much. A bit more expensive problem could be a coil going bad. When they go bad they often work until they get hot, then they don't work very well. You may also want to make sure you're getting enough gas to the carburator. When I got my 300U it had enough junk in the gas tank to partially plug the outlet from the tank.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Jerry

01-01-2002 16:05:46




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: 300 utility losing power in reply to Charlie, 12-28-2001 08:49:56  
Thanks guys.
A trip to the auto store for new plugs and all the distributor accessories was what apparantly was needed. The frame from the loader made getting into the distributor more of a challenge, lucky for me there was time over the holidays.
I did note the when putting the coil wire into the new rotor cap that the wires under the clip were minimal, and that they were not laying the length of the whole clip, so I got as much in contact with the end clip as possible and stuck it into the coil hole.
It fired right up, and was immediately more responsive. Alot to be said for regular maintainence, and dry gas.
Thanks again, Jerry

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
gibby

12-28-2001 08:37:45




Report to Moderator
 Re: 300 utility losing power in reply to Jerry, 12-27-2001 21:30:46  
Jerry, it is my humble opion hat there is something else wrong. Will the tractor turn over after it cuts out? Can you jump the tractor and get it started? If you jump the tractor and it will turn over, is trying to fire? What I am thinking is that you may have a coil that is shorting out after it warms up, but I need more information. If the tractor can be jumped, then that tells me that the mechanical side is not tighting up, which is good news. Electrical problems are difficult to diagnose, but not impossible. You probably have several problems, lets attack them one at a time. First lets get the snowplowing done, then let's address the issue of not having to use a charger all the time. Once you get the old girl fire on all clynders you love her, but like any wife/girl friend they like a little attention.. Also, as a Farmall owner your are forbidden to Kiss the Snowplow Guy... :-)

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
walking tall

12-29-2001 03:46:32




Report to Moderator
 Re: Re: 300 utility losing power in reply to gibby , 12-28-2001 08:37:45  
JERRY I THINK YOUR PROBLEM IS IN THE POINTS OR COIL.TO MANY AMPS TO THE COIL .IS IT STILL A 6 VOLT COIL? IF IT IS CHANGE IT TO A 12 AND I THINK YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED.YOUR POINTS ARE PROBLY ALREADY SHOT SO THAT WOULDNT HURT EITHER.PUT IN A BALLAS RESISTER THAT WOULDNT HURT ITS LIKE INSURANCE.AND RUN PREMIUM FUEL THE OLD GIRL REALLY LIKES THE OCTANE.PUT ABOUT 600LBS ON THE BACK IT CAN HANDLE THE EXTRA WEIGHT WHEN YOU GET THE OLD DANCING GIRL POOPING ON ALL [4]I GOT ONE SO IM SURE OF THIS;

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Today's Featured Article - Harvestin Hay: The Early Years (Part 2) - by Pat Browning. The summer of 1950 was the start of a new era in farming for our family. I was thirteen, and Kathy (my oldest sister) was seven. At this age, I believed tractor farming was the only way, hot stuff -- and given a chance I probably would have used the tractor, Dad's first, a 1936 Model "A" John Deere, to go bring in the cows! And I think Dad was ready for some automation too. And so it was that we acquired a good, used J. I. Case, wire tie hay baler. In addition to a person to drive th ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: I NEED A CLUTCH DISC JD PART NUMBER AH800R FOR A H JOHN DEERE LET MEE KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy