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  1. REAL JD 303 Hydraulic Oil doesn't actually exsist.... hasn't since 1974!

    Hey Folks! Still working on my old JD 4320 transmission project and I'm getting to a point where I need to start thinking about buying fluid and filters. I ran across the article below and found it pretty interesting! In a nutshell, "real" JD 303 oil was discontinued in 1974 because it had...
  2. Old 4320, A Working Restoration...

    So, I recently acquired an early 1970's 4320 for doing hay on our family farm. I bought this tractor from a local used tractor dealership knowing it had some issues shifting. Little did I know what those issues took to fix. The top drive shaft synchronizer had completely fallen apart and to my...
  3. No gears at all. Just a little shimmy and grind.

    Gators, UTVs, ATVs & Other Recreational Vehicles
    Hello all, I am not sure where to start so lets start at the beginning. I purchased a used xuv550 s4 from a fellow that installed a new motor. The motor has around 15 hours on it and the rest of the Gator has around 820 hours. She ran fine until Friday evening. I was cutting my lawn and...
  4. 2210 Transmission and Driveshaft Issue

    Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    I recently purchased a used 2210 with 1,500 hours. After 10-20 hours of work (mowing and clearing light brush) I ran into the common driveshaft failure issue. Sadly, my issue wasn’t just a u-joint replacement job but instead the input shaft going into the transmission snapped. This caused the...
  5. JD LA145 won't drive uphill!

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hello everyone, new around here. I'm desperate for advice. I just purchased a late 2000s model LA145 lawn tractor. Engine looks and runs great. I hopped on it to cut our grass for the first time and in the front yard it did great. Blazed through it no problem..once I got to the back yard where...
  6. JD 8450 trans/clutch noise

    Tractor & Equipment Maintenance
    Hello, when I shift from 4 to 3 or 2 to 1 in any range there is a loud bang noise, the same Happens when releasing the clutch in neutral or park, can anyone help, thanks Paul
  7. John Deer LT 155 pulley/transmission issues

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hello all, I hope I am posting in the right section. Recently I had the steering shaft replaced in my John Deer LT155, and I mowed with it for the first time today. About an hour into mowing, the transmission started to whine [ it sounded like a drill spinning ] and did not want to move when I...
  8. Purchased a Used 1025R - Hydraulic oil never changed - Extremely Worried

    Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    So as the title states I purchased a 2014 1025R a couple of weeks ago. I thought I was thorough before I bought it, I made sure everything worked properly and had the dealer provide me with the service records. There was a service record for 8/14 where the trans drain bolt was leaking. I...
  9. 6300L Excessive Play and in Transmission input shaft powerquad - why oil not pouring

    Utility Tractors
    My JD 6300 is making a lot of rattling noise in the transmission input shaft area. I reached up and the transmission input side of the shaft seems to have a good bit of play. I can see some play in the u joint too. I take it the input shaft bearing and associated stuff is worn out. I also...
  10. JD 4250 Investigator II Trans Pressure Light Problem

    Large Frame Compact Utility Tractors (LCUT)
    I have a JD 4250 2wd with the PowerShift Trans. Recently the Trans Pressure light has been coming on and the sensor isn't even hooked up. What is the problem? When the tractor is running I turn the key off and on and then it goes away. Any Ideas?
  11. 915B Leaking transmission

    ZTR's and Commercial Turf Equipment
    I have a 1-month out of warranty (~100 hours) 915b that i noticed recently was leaking transmission oil. I took it into my john deere service department who reported that the topseal and filter seals were leaking. To replace them they are asking ~$114 for parts and $745 in labor. I find it...
  12. D170 Transmission Leak

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I have a 3+ year old (60 hours) D170 that has what I am sure is a transmission leak. The right axle is clean vs the left as shown. Started with the black staining but now I have a pretty good sized transmission fluid (looks like vegetable oil) stain on my garage floor. Won't get to call the...
  13. x738 Noise

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I just purchased a 2017 x738 and its great. The dealership did a terrible job assembling everything but I fixed all of those issues. I do have one concern though and I was hoping someone could provide some guidance. When driving the tractor in a straight line, the front axle/transmission...
  14. JD 400 transmission losing power

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    My JD 400 is losing power in both forward and reverse. Can anyone help? I suspect the relief valve my be weak. It seems ok with no load.
  15. 1026R Transmission Housing

    Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    Woke up this morning to a slow leak coming from the transmission, upon inspection discovered a puncture in the bottom of the transmission housing. Pretty sure I scraped a rock as can see a gouge in the housing with a slow drip of fluid. Trying to determine if the bottom of transmission housing...
  16. x320 won't move

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    I mowed the other day, parked the mower, and now it will start but won't move. I have checked the free-wheel rod in the back of the mower, as well as the parking brake. A few things I noticed: The forward and reverse pedals feel really loose, like I could push them to the floor with 1 finger...
  17. 3155 quit moving unless in 4x4

    Agricultural Tractors
    Hi to all sorry my first post is a cry for help. my 3155 only drives in 4x4 not sure when it happened have been using the four wheel drive for awhile due to mud, I kicked it out the other day and the tractor doesn't go. It tries to in all gears forward and reverse, seems the trans is working...
  18. 2305 with transmission issues

    Sub Compact Utility Tractors (SCUT)
    Having an issue with my 2305. The tractor seems to lack sufficient power to climb slight grades with no load without significant loss of speed. Initial impression is adequate power being delivered to the transmission. Additionally, when I make it to the down hill side, the tractor accelerates...
  19. changing old trans/hydraulic fluid over to Hy-gard in a 314

    Vintage Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Bought an early '80s 314 that is still running on the old pink hydraulic/transmission fluid. Recently had to repair one of the hoses coming off the charge pump, and lost a decent amount of fluid before I fixed it (it doesnt even show in the clear tube). I'm thinking this is a good time to just...
  20. JD 102 Jerky Movement

    Lawn & Garden Tractors
    Hello all, I have a John Deere 102 5 speed 42 inch lawn tractor. I have had it for about 6 years now. Two weeks ago it was running fine. When I was done I hosed it off and cleaned it. Yesterday when I went to mow my lawn, I started it and at first it wouldn't move, then it would move a few...