So last week it was just above freezing and I needed to do some dirt work to prep for a cement slab. It was pretty wet/muddy, and then with the clay soil at just above freezing, it was... crazy. I even put my chains on my tires which really helped me gain traction, but something happened. I noticed my levers were getting jammed. And I saw that mud was being squeezed up through the lever slots (like the PTO and H/L range lever especially).
And now it's below freezing and it's all FROZEN mud, hard as a rock, jammed up into everywhere. My brake pedal won't even move, I have to break free my H/L lever every time I use it etc.... It's like my tractor fell in a vat of cement that hardened up into every crevice, and I can't just remove chunks etc.
Do you have any tips on how to get all of this out? Am I going to have to remove most of my plastic pieces around the levers and remove wheels and everything and somehow chisel it all out? I'm trying to warm it up in the garage now, but I'm afraid it'll just turn into a playdough consistency and still be a PAIN to try and get out of anything
I've attached some pics... bonus pic included!