Bought my first Tractor

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Dennis
Corporate Member
When I got done bush hogging, the next morning the tractor had a flat front tire. Instead of trying to fix, it I just went ahead and bought a set of new tires. I mean the tractor still had the original front tires from 1962. If I can get 58 years out of the new ones... (Not holding my breath). I ordered made in the USA, Carlisle Farm Specialist F-2 3rib Agricultural Tire - 750-16 LRD 8PLY. Which is a bit of an upgrade from what the tractor manual calls for which is 6 ply.

I can't say enough good things about Tires Shipped 2 You there were the best price and I ordered from their website about 1:00am Wednesday morning and UPS had them here before noon the next day, Thursday. I took the old wheels into town to a place called tire plaza and they mounted the new tires in under 1/2 hour. New steel stems also for $29.95. I told them I bought the tires from Tires Shipped 2 You and they said I get a discount for mounting.

These tires are great quality, tubeless and recommended to be inflated to 54 lbs.
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Tires Shipped 2 You also has car and truck and ATV, trailer tractor and other type of tires. If your looking for new one and you do order from them, then I hope your experience will be as good as mine was.
Those are some nice looking tires, and they should outlast you and the tractor. Be prepared for a sticker shock though when you go for new rear tires...........o_O
 

CrealBilly

Jeff
Senior User
Those are some nice looking tires, and they should outlast you and the tractor. Be prepared for a sticker shock though when you go for new rear tires...........o_O
I can only imagine... But thankfully the tractor has newer back tire already, still have the knobbies on them.
 

CrealBilly

Jeff
Senior User
Question for those who know a lot more than me. I'm fixing on changing out all the fluids.

There's:
Antifreeze
Engine oil
Transmission/hydraulic
Final drives

I'm a little confused on the final drives (2). The manual calls for 80 weight. Do you think 85W115 would be ok? What's a good Transmission/hydraulic? I put AW32 in the bobcat but not sure what to put in this tractor?
 

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Dennis
Corporate Member
Question for those who know a lot more than me. I'm fixing on changing out all the fluids.

There's:
Antifreeze
Engine oil
Transmission/hydraulic
Final drives

I'm a little confused on the final drives (2). The manual calls for 80 weight. Do you think 85W115 would be ok? What's a good Transmission/hydraulic? I put AW32 in the bobcat but not sure what to put in this tractor?
85W/115 should be okay for your final drive since the lubrication viscosity in the winter is close to the traditional 80 weight.
AW32 IIRC stands for Anti-Wear, 32 weight. Since the transmission is acting as the hydraulic reservoir, any fluid used there should have that attribute, as regular hydraulic fluid would not act as a lubricant for the transmission. Most auto parts stores now usually keep several types in stock now. Don't forget the filters either. Servicing a tractor is vital to it's useful life. It may cost a little more, but if it prolongs the life of the unit, isn't it worth the cost?
 

CrealBilly

Jeff
Senior User
85W/115 should be okay for your final drive since the lubrication viscosity in the winter is close to the traditional 80 weight.
AW32 IIRC stands for Anti-Wear, 32 weight. Since the transmission is acting as the hydraulic reservoir, any fluid used there should have that attribute, as regular hydraulic fluid would not act as a lubricant for the transmission. Most auto parts stores now usually keep several types in stock now. Don't forget the filters either. Servicing a tractor is vital to it's useful life. It may cost a little more, but if it prolongs the life of the unit, isn't it worth the cost?
After reading a little more and talking with my neighbor. I decided to go with the following and WIX filters

Engine oil = 15W40 Shell Rotella
Trans/Hydraulic = Costal Multitrac Tractor Fluid "the green bucket".
Final Drives = Harvest Gear Lube 85w/140.
 

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Bob
Senior User
Hi

Thats a lot grass. Do you have any neighbors who could bail it an use for feed? I have a similar sized fields and one neighbor bailed it for years, he raised horses and liked my grass because thats all it was ie was grass. He fed to his "fat" horses. Fellow stopped raising horses, now I have another farmer down the road bailing it for his grass fed cattle. By farming it I get to keep my ag rating on my land for tax purposes.

Bob
 

CrealBilly

Jeff
Senior User
Hi

Thats a lot grass. Do you have any neighbors who could bail it an use for feed? I have a similar sized fields and one neighbor bailed it for years, he raised horses and liked my grass because thats all it was ie was grass. He fed to his "fat" horses. Fellow stopped raising horses, now I have another farmer down the road bailing it for his grass fed cattle. By farming it I get to keep my ag rating on my land for tax purposes.

Bob
The property is already registered as a farm so that's settled. Now I just need to get my sales tax stamps, which I plan on doing this winter. Also plan on sheep this spring and pasture them on around 5 acres. The other 10 is really good for hay. Probably do a 50/50 split on that for a couple of years until I can get it fenced in and get some cattle on it.

Yesterday I plowed up a 100'x200' for garden next spring with a 14" deep mossy bottom. I was concerned that I might be plowing up rock at 14" but not a rock in sight. I was also expecting clay, but wrong again... Nothing but nice loose black dirt. I'm going to take a sample to FS for analysis and amend before I disc it down. Yesterday after I was done thousands of starlings discovered the newly broken ground and went over it with a fine tooth comb, no more worms or bugs left.
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CrealBilly

Jeff
Senior User
First fluids change for my D19.

Both finals 80wt + power director 20wt+ hydraulic 20wt + engine oil (unknown). Not so bad looking right? Wait for it...
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7 gallons of 80wt from the transmission/differential. NASTY looks like a milk shake. My wife wouldn't let me in house unless I went to the laundry room and stripped down to my skibbies. I mean I smelt BAD, that oil was NASTY. Think of the smell of gear lube times 10. And no... that's not oil floating on water, that is the oil!
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Still looking for the drain in the power assist steering, I can't find a plug anywhere. I think I'll have to loosen the lower hydraulic hose to drain it.

All fluids were full except for the finals which maybe had 1 quart in each. Should be like 1 gallon in each.
 
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Gene
Corporate Member
I have this untested feeling that the heavy wt. oils (e.g., 90 wt) of yesteryears all had a much stronger odor than the heavy weight oils of today. Interesting that there was that much water in the finals.
 

CrealBilly

Jeff
Senior User
I have this untested feeling that the heavy wt. oils (e.g., 90 wt) of yesteryears all had a much stronger odor than the heavy weight oils of today. Interesting that there was that much water in the finals.
No water in the finals, that nasty oil was from the transmission/differential. Each final (2) has it's own reservoir.
 

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