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Jerry    Posted 07-20-2018 at 15:21:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Appearances
  • This is in response to the Horrible, No Good, Rotten Day post

    Let me try to clear this up once and for all. The oil in the tractor was fine. The oil pump ate itself spectacularly. Upon further thought and research I believe what happened is after I changed the oil and filter some piece of gunk that broke free in the new oil stopped the pressure relief from working correctly, I already told you that the oil pressure was running high since the oil change. I am going to tear it apart this weekend, I have ordered the rebuild kit for the pump. I will post pictures.

    The Bush Hog, YES I SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT EARLIER AS I HAVE PREVIOUSLY SAID. The Gearbox is intact and still spinning freely. I am going to inspect bearings and replace them if required and put new seals on them as soon as I get the tractor operational again.

    Now, I have admitted my short comings from the beginning I even stated I'm not mad at the seller although it would have been polite of him to inform me of any known issues with the machine when I was looking at it or at least after I bought it. I would have bought it anyway for the price.

    I have always viewed this website as a deep resource for knowledge on my new passion. I have respected everyone's opinion and thanked them for providing information I requested and passed along information as I obtained it. To belittle me for a mistake I admitted to as well as one I didn't make on this page is deeply hurtful. I thought we were all grown ups here sharing information and resources for a shared passion. Unlike some of you I bought my tractor to use it to maintain my property. I have plans to rebuild it completely as I can but right now it is a tool that I can't afford to be without long enough to do that at the moment so I am making repairs as required and performing normal maintenance at regular intervals. The problem being on something this old when I repair something it often reveals a weak spot somewhere else. This is what I believe happened with the oil pump, suddenly getting oil and filter changes loosened up years of crud and neglect.

    So kick me out if you want but I really am disappointed in the treatment I received from some of you on this post.

    Dave2N    Posted 07-21-2018 at 16:25:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ok, let's take a vote on wether we kick Jerry out or not. Only kidding. Jerry this club consists of many people of different thought patterns, who love these tractors. People here range from machinists to farmers. Purists to daily drivers. My 43 has a cracked block since I bought it 10 yrs ago. It weeps anti freeze and oil. It has 6 inches of mud piled up between the backing plate and fender. On the other hand it mows 3 acres of tall grass, drags trees out of the woods and maintains 1200 ft of road. When it breaks I fix it. Oil and filter yearly. Check coolant and oil before every start up. Now on the other side of the the coin are parade tractors. Been there, done that and understand that. Hang in there Jerry.

    Tony C    Posted 07-21-2018 at 08:34:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well said Jerry.

    Some of the comments about your maintenance practices and dealing with the seller of the mower were unnecessary.


    TIme to move on.

    R Geiger    Posted 07-20-2018 at 20:37:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I had to go back to your original post and reread it. I am sorry, but I don't think you were jumped on all that much.
    enjoy your machine!

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-20-2018 at 18:19:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Not sure how this topic got off track like it did and I don't care. We all need to step back and take a grain of salt for this. As for your oil problem I have seen the same thing happen when replaceing the water pump. New pump makes higher pressure and your system stirs up more problems in other place. Take it one problem at a time till yout get them all worked out and you will have a nice running machine again.

    Good luck and hang in there

    duey    Posted 07-20-2018 at 18:14:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sorry you're upset... Your initial post did not say the bush hog was 'new to you'... so it was not unfair to assume you have history with it...

    Shelling out an oil pump is, indeed, a bummer. Hoping for minimal collateral damage!

    As far as maintenance goes, some folks do, for sure, run stuff until it collapses....

    Glad you're not that guy!

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