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Larry Holbrook    Posted 08-04-2019 at 09:11:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • draining fluid
  • Is there a way to drain the rear end hydro fluid out without buying a large expensive drain pan? I've done it on the 8N and made a mess. The 3000 holds 6.2 gallons I believe and I know my car oil change pan isn't big enough to hold it all.

    dave#1    Posted 08-07-2019 at 09:22:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: draining fluid Another trick
  • You can drill and tap the center of the big drain plug 1/8" pipe and install a Hex Socket pipe plug, When installed the plug will be flush in the big drain plug so it won't get knocked off if you bottom out on high ground, The main reason I did this to my 8n is that I can drain off any water from the hydraulic/tranny oil,from condensation the longer the tractor sits the more water will separate from the oil and lay at the bottom where you can drain it off. It works pretty good. ( plus makes draining all the oil a lot neater)

    Jim A. Ok.    Posted 08-07-2019 at 18:16:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: draining fluid Another trick
  • I did that with my tractor. Haven't used it yet.

    Ken N Tx    Posted 08-05-2019 at 04:56:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My tranny cover bolts go through to the tranny, I remove one of them first to empty most of the fluid.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 08-04-2019 at 09:51:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Two 5 gal pails.
    Fill one about 3/4 then put the plug back in. The rest will fit in the second pail.
    Two 3/4 full pails are easier to handle when hauling to the recycler or putting back in to the tractor.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 08-04-2019 at 16:36:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • ok I got it drained. Now what the heck should I put in. This has beat to death so to speak. At TSC they have the Traveller Premium Universal Tractor Trans/Hydraulic Fluid and theShell Rotella HD Tractor Transmission & Hydraulic Fluid. The Rural King here carries some Xtreme products plus Harvest King stuff. What would you recommend? It's cold in Northern Indiana. Been out plowing snow at 0 degrees . If I lived in the warmer area of the country I'd just use that gear oil stuff they sell.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 08-04-2019 at 17:05:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The Traveller, Rural King, or Rotella UTF's will all work fine. I wuld advise against the Xtreme product. If were me I'd let my pocket book decide and I use Traveller Premium UTF in my equipment.

    l    Posted 08-04-2019 at 18:04:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ok thanks for the reply.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 08-04-2019 at 10:55:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks. I thought about that but didn't know if I could get the drain plug back in. Was thinking about getting one of those cheap siphoning devices with the small tube and the hand squeesing pump to suck a few gallons out first before I took out the drain plug.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 08-04-2019 at 17:00:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have several cheap plastic totes and old wash tubs - all hold way more than 6 gallons.


    Richard NY 2N    Posted 08-04-2019 at 16:22:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I bought several cheap drain pans at hopeless freight and use them when draining the 7 gallons out of my jd 4200.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 08-04-2019 at 17:01:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I thought about that but just drained it in small batches. Worked ok.

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