Brush hog is spitting water
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
Like Tree22Likes

Thread: Brush hog is spitting water

  1. Top | #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    09-15-2019 @ 03:46 PM
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Brush hog is spitting water

    I did some brush hogging this weekend and when I got done I noticed foamy water had been spitting out the top plug on the gear box. I figure I need to fix that before using it again. I can't find a drain plug on the bottom of the box to drain it out. How do you do it and what kind of oil do I use?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
    2008 John Deere 4010MCUT R4 tires with 410 loader, 5' box, 5' grader, 5' Rock Rake 4' John Deere Brush cutter, Linebacher (SP) Auger, 42" Homemade ripper, Homemade 3pt trailer hitch.

    Not a clue what I'm doing, but it's always lots of fun.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    Mar524ak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:12 AM
    Location
    Amarillo tx
    Posts
    524
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 77 Times in 55 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnf View Post
    I did some brush hogging this weekend and when I got done I noticed foamy water had been spitting out the top plug on the gear box. I figure I need to fix that before using it again. I can't find a drain plug on the bottom of the box to drain it out. How do you do it and what kind of oil do I use?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
    Is there not one on the side or anywhere? Suck it out or find a way to tip it over. Usually 80w-90 gear oil I think.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Levi likes this.

  4. Top | #3
    MeagerHair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:24 PM
    Location
    Cumberland Valley - PA
    Posts
    1,101
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 157 Times in 110 Posts
    Mine has a small plug on the back. Normally, you open that side plug and fill from the top til lube runs out the side plug and you are good.

    Since my side plug is on the back i would just lift the front of the unit until she was vertical and let everything drain out the side plug on the back. You will have to undo the trailing wheel and flip up.

    I would then buy a new vent plug since that is about the only p,ace water can get in. It should be a one way vent to let pressure out. I assume that is where your water is coming out now.
    Last edited by MeagerHair; 03-12-2017 at 10:45 PM.
    Levi and BigJim55 like this.
    2007 2305, New to Me 12/15
    62c MMM, Independent Mid Lift
    H130 FEL, Heavy Hitch, , IMatch, Ken's Bolt on Hooks,
    N1 Sunshade, 48" Flex Hitch King Kutter,
    72" CTA Snow Pusher, CIDAttachments Forks
    LP 60” Grader Scrapper, R2 Edge Tamers
    Hitch'N Can

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    09-30-2019 @ 11:08 AM
    Location
    Central Louisiana
    Posts
    701
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 89 Times in 76 Posts
    A page from my Woods manual:
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Drifterbike likes this.

  7. Top | #5
    coaltrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:03 PM
    Location
    NW Penna
    Posts
    20,189
    Thanks
    1,094
    Thanked 3,111 Times in 2,273 Posts
    Change that gearbox oil before using it again - it is full of water.

    This is what I use for stuff like this:

    Quick, Easy & Clean Oil Changes with PELA Products

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0274.JPG 
Views:	115 
Size:	19.0 KB 
ID:	328610
    ~Stan~
    It is what it is
    Knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss
    2520 w/200CX w/62D2

  8. Top | #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    09-15-2019 @ 03:46 PM
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Can I just pull the sight plug and lift it to vertical with my FEL to drain the water?

  9. Top | #7
    coaltrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:03 PM
    Location
    NW Penna
    Posts
    20,189
    Thanks
    1,094
    Thanked 3,111 Times in 2,273 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnf View Post
    Can I just pull the sight plug and lift it to vertical with my FEL to drain the water?
    You need to find a way to get the water and the oil out - the oil is now contaminated. It needs emptied and fresh oil put it. Running it as is now you will burn up your gearbox.
    Drifterbike likes this.
    ~Stan~
    It is what it is
    Knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss
    2520 w/200CX w/62D2

  10. Top | #8

    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Online
    09-15-2019 @ 03:46 PM
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    You need to find a way to get the water and the oil out - the oil is now contaminated. It needs emptied and fresh oil put it. Running it as is now you will burn up your gearbox.
    Should I pull it apart and spray it good with WD40, then put it back together and fill it with oil? WD40's original purpose was to displace water on machined parts. that's what the WD stands for.
    johnH123 and Drifterbike like this.

  11. Top | #9
    Mar524ak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:12 AM
    Location
    Amarillo tx
    Posts
    524
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 77 Times in 55 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnf View Post
    Should I pull it apart and spray it good with WD40, then put it back together and fill it with oil? WD40's original purpose was to displace water on machined parts. that's what the WD stands for.
    Just clean it out the best you can. However you do it. Put clean oil in and run it for awhile. It wouldn't hurt to change again down the road again. After a few uses.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Drifterbike likes this.

  12. Top | #10
    Mar524ak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:12 AM
    Location
    Amarillo tx
    Posts
    524
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 77 Times in 55 Posts
    You can use wd-40 or brake clean.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    Drifterbike likes this.

  13. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •