In Reply to: Re: High-Low Aux Trans posted by carl nny on April 17, 2020 at 18:36:29:
LOL. You just reminded me of what I did with the 8N (Nellybelle) that I have been driving since I was 10.
In 1985 we built a new house and I moved about 1,400 yards around with Nelly and the Wagner loader that she has worn< and been off< for close to 60 years. Her rear tires were loaded with chlorid.
This was very wet heavy clay soils. There were times with a full bucket I hit a small dip and both rear tires raised a foot or more above the ground. To this day I do not know how I did not break the front axle.
I have heard horror stories of the axle breaking and taking out the whole front of the tractor, crank pulley, hydraulic pump shaft, water pump, radiator and anything else that things breaking can destroy.
Nellybelle only carries me or one of the grandkids today, only as a driver.