In Reply to: This one was all me. posted by Jerry on July 22, 2018 at 16:15:21:
I assume you now know that the oil pan is part of the frame of the tractor. To remove the oil pan you have to remove the front axle and to do that you have to remove the hood (with gas tank). When you have the tractor blocked up under the transmission and roll away the front axle with radiator attached you are only a few short step of unbolting the engine and placing it on a stand.
I prefer to stand up to do this sort of work as opposed to laying on my back. The oil pan is very heavy, Much easier to lift it off the engine than to drop it down. Also, easier to do the front and rear seals and oil pan gasket with the engine upside down on a stand.