In Reply to: And then I found this... posted by Kimberly on April 19, 2019 at 15:50:32:
I looked into the differential case through the PTO shaft opening. I saw a round piece of steel looking back at me. I fished it out and my guess is that this is some part of the differential; some shaft? I hadn't noticed any issue with the tractor as far as operating it. However, this can't be left, it needs to be addressed. I am guessing that I will have to remove the wheel, pull the axle, etc. I am not feeling very well now. This is more work than I wanted to do at this point; and more work than I am capable of doing alone.