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    I had to split the 2030

    I was moving brush with the 2030. Going to get another load, when I heard metal banging for just a few seconds. I imediately stopped. First thing I noticed was the clutch took only about 1/2 the normal effort to push in. Then I saw the the inspection port cover on the left side of the clutch housing was missing. A few feet back from where I stopped I found the inspection cover.

    The noise was gone, the tractor still shifted and moved, so back to barn I went. I looked in the inspection port with a strong flash light. The pressure plate was "up" at one of the fingers. I then used a magnet to fish around inside. I caught nothing.

    Splitting the tractor was not too hard, just tedious and dirty work.

    A link from one of the fingers on the pressure plate to the back spring plate was gone. The finger was also broken where the link attached.
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    Looks like you made short work of that.
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    Welcome to Intermission.

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    I have split a lot of 8Ns and TO-30s ect over the years they were easy to me also. Just not ever looking forward to splitting my 4044M tractor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    Looks like you made short work of that.
    Pulling the loader frames (heavy, awkward), joystick/loader valve took about 1 1/2 hours.

    Split then took 4 hours. It took a long time before it was willing to start moving apart.

    Going back together will take longer.

    But should save some doing it myself.
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    Having never done this you and flyweight make it look so easy!

    That one-wheeled dolly in your first pic sure looks like it is very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD4044M View Post
    I have split a lot of 8Ns and TO-30s ect over the years they were easy to me also. Just not ever looking forward to splitting my 4044M tractor!
    One nice thing on the 8&9n, they almost split themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Having never done this you and flyweight make it look so easy!

    That one-wheeled dolly in your first pic sure looks like it is very helpful.
    I missed that glad you pointed it out. Wish I had thought of that many years ago! I will remember the single wheel. Does it also turn to steer it around?
    Last edited by JD4044M; 05-29-2018 at 11:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    Looks like you made short work of that.
    It's almost back together. I had to move the flywheel only twice before the shafts engaged

    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Having never done this you and flyweight make it look so easy!

    That one-wheeled dolly in your first pic sure looks like it is very helpful.
    I built the splitting dolly several years before I needed it. I has a little width adjustment for with or without side frames. It also uses an ACME screw for height adjustment.

    Later (after it was built) I was at the local JD dealer and saw what they used. They had a bar of steel with slotted holes that bolted same place (rear side frame holes) with a wheel at the bottom. They had two, one for each side. I think the wheels swiveled, but can't remember

    Quote Originally Posted by Herminator View Post
    One nice thing on the 8&9n, they almost split themselves.
    I've never owned or split one, but would not be afraid to try

    Quote Originally Posted by JD4044M View Post
    I missed that glad you pointed it out. Wish I had thought of that many years ago! I will remember the single wheel. Does it also turn to steer it around?
    The singe wheel does steer. I used steel for wheel hoping it would roll easier and does. One thing it lacks, is I should have welded a tube to frame of the wheel so you can use a rod to steer it.
    Last edited by Zebrafive; 05-30-2018 at 09:25 AM.
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    This about 6 hours going back together. Still needs the loader frames and joystick/loader valve installed. Also the braces for the front guard are off, they were in the way of removing the loader frames.

    I also put a new starter on. Now was the time with the loader frame and side frame off.
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    John Deere 2030 w/245SL Loader
    John Deere 6415 w/640SL Loader
    John Deere 285 50" deck Stolen May 2017
    John Deere x485 62" deck AWS
    Kawasaki Mule 2510 4x4 bought new 1996
    Ford F250 4x4 bought new 1978

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    The left breakaway coupler has been leaking. I am guessing the levers (key 24) at the bottom. So I will replace back-up rings (key 4) and o-rings (key 5).

    All was going well on disassembly until I slid key 6 out too far and the little balls (Key 3) went flying . There are 6 balls, per side. I found all but one (I was more careful on the second side and did not lose any ).

    So it's off to the dealer for ONE little ball. It will cost more in gas than the little ball . I think I'll buy 3.
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    John Deere 2030 w/245SL Loader
    John Deere 6415 w/640SL Loader
    John Deere 285 50" deck Stolen May 2017
    John Deere x485 62" deck AWS
    Kawasaki Mule 2510 4x4 bought new 1996
    Ford F250 4x4 bought new 1978

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