Post by dookiller on Mar 16, 2021 20:54:51 GMT -6
The Old girl is 40 yrs old and time for it's second clutch. $1300 for complete rebuild kit. Took it to a local shop here as they are young and tough like I was 20 yrs ago. They will have that in easy in a day and will get them to change the seal on the front output shaft of the tranny, which has been leaking through last yr. I did it's first bearing roll last spring which jumped the oil pressure right back up. A whopping $180 worth of bearings. I am going to dump the diff oils and planetaries as well and check for wear and filings. Usually every 3 yrs or 500hrs usually I do this. Incredible how long these tractors give no grief if maintained. I did an injector lash and valve lash 15 yrs ago and replaced injector O-rings at the same time. It is likely time to do that again as well if I can refresh my memory on how I did it. Good old you tube maybe will walk me through how to do it. So many of these got ran with zero maintenance for yrs and yrs and got run into the ground and are treeline ornaments now. Neighbors had many versy's and no grease guns lol. I doubt the air filter or the tranny filter etc were ever off. If it was running it went to work. This tractor here makes 200 hrs a yr pulling a heavy harrow or this yr a 52' juice cultivator so how can I replace it with anything for what this thing does the work for. I'd rather pay someone a better wage to run this old girl which has a nice Gleaner seat and A/C that could freeze you out than be a miser skimping on someone's wages driving a $250,000 tractor that still requires the same maintenance. I only farm 2500 acres so I cover these acres easily. My 946 stays hooked to the 5710 permanently and these 2 tractors just do the work with ease. Anyone else run this old iron full time like I do?