> when I pulled the plug it looked like a dip stick. prpbably 4/5 inches long with a band about an inch from the bottom. is this what your talking about.
I don't think my plug is like that. If you pull the hydraulic reservoir dipstick, located below the seat on the left side of the tractor, you should see it is marked on both sides, one side for the hydraulics and the other for the pedestal. There are two marks and you line the top mark up with the top of the filler hole and read the oil level against the lower mark. On my dipstick these two marks are 2-7/8" apart.