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    Thumbs down Why did my 2520 quit pulling in 2wd today?

    It was about 30 out today, not the coldest its seen by any means. Was using the loader moving some frozen mud out of the driveway. Quit for a couple of hours, and let it sit outside. It is usually in a cold concrete garage, not heated by anything but geothermal I guess.

    Plenty of fluid, probably too much in it.

    Got on it, and in 2wd, tractor would not pull very hard. Put it in 4wd, and the front would drag it along well enough, I used it like that for about 15 minutes.

    Diff lock would not engage or work at all. I thought it was just cold or something.

    But even after using it, it never would pull in 2wd well. Put it in high, it would go pretty well, but really just had no torque.


    Has 300 hours on the clock.

    Any ideas?


    I have never checked the screen or changed the hydro oil.............
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    Are your tires filled with Rim Guard by chance? If so have you checked the tire pressure recently?

    I ask becasue there have been a few instances where the rims are slipping inside the tires, and the common factor seems to be Rim Guard (beet juice), low pressure, and cold.
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    What? lol yes, they have beet juice in them.


    I never thought to look at the rims spinning!!!?????
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    Chalk or otherwise mark the rims/tires...and check your air pressure.
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    Kenny's right. This has happened several times here on the forum. Every time it was with low tire pressure and in the cold.
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    This is all VERY good news to me!


    Thanks! Never thought to look at the rims. Was pulling it pretty hard with the grader box and loader on frozen mud. Dont usually run it in the cold much.



    Hope this slippage isnt something I will deal with when it warms up??? Anyway, glad its not something more serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post
    This is all VERY good news to me!
    Thanks! Never thought to look at the rims. Was pulling it pretty hard with the grader box and loader on frozen mud. Dont usually run it in the cold much.
    Hope this slippage isnt something I will deal with when it warms up??? Anyway, glad its not something more serious.
    Add some air pressure.
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    In the tire business we call this "rim slip." It's a common occurrence on high-performance vehicles and police cars where a heavy foot is prevalent. Tractor tires that usually run low inflation pressures are exacerbated by the lubrication provided by liquid ballast and low speed, high torque conditions such as pushing or pulling a load.

    In the automobile industry we frequently saw certain vehicles or drivers complaining of tire vibration, especially after mounting new tires and using bead lubricant. The tire and wheel assembly was balanced but the tire slipped on the wheel after the fact. The balance correction weights became "out of phase" with the original tire imbalance.

    As Kenny mentioned, we got into the habit of marking the back side of the tire at the bead and the wheel to monitor the rim slip condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superglidesport View Post
    In the tire business we call this "rim slip." It's a common occurrence on high-performance vehicles and police cars where a heavy foot is prevalent. Tractor tires that usually run low inflation pressures are exacerbated by the lubrication provided by liquid ballast and low speed, high torque conditions such as pushing or pulling a load.

    In the automobile industry we frequently saw certain vehicles or drivers complaining of tire vibration, especially after mounting new tires and using bead lubricant. The tire and wheel assembly was balanced but the tire slipped on the wheel after the fact. The balance correction weights became "out of phase" with the original tire imbalance.

    As Kenny mentioned, we got into the habit of marking the back side of the tire at the bead and the wheel to monitor the rim slip condition.
    Now that is why I like this place, never once thought of that possibility.
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    u say u have 300 hrs on it? and u have never changed the oil ----did u buy it new? after checking for rim slip, i think i would change the hyd. oil too. if ur the one owner, or not-i would drain it, and clean the screen and magnuts too. if never done its way overdue for clean oil then. IMO.
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