John Deere question

Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:49 am

Retract the cylinders before draining, refill and enjoy.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:28 am

Retracted....so far no enjoyment LOL.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:22 am

You are supposed to drain a few bottles of Labatt while the oil drains. :)

Don't forget the cooling system, it is often neglected. If the history is unknown, I would change the antifreeze. Using it in the winter? 5w-40 will improve the cold starts.

A healthy dose of Howes or Power Service will compliment the fuel.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:38 am

Alrighty! NOW I have enjoyment. It IS more quiet! Since I've had it (20 hours of use) you almost couldn't hear the engine for the pump whine, now the pump whine barely makes it over the engine. I'll bet the previous owner used some heavier weight cheapo stuff.

I did the anti-freeze a few weeks ago. It looked like light lime Koolaid & tested good to 10 above zero F! I did change the engine oil the day I brought it home. THAT I won't trust to let wait. And, I add some magic weasel piss to the fuel each time.... I can't remember it's name., but it's supposed to help everything from injectors to ear wax.

So now.... run the old oil through a filter & aim it at the old backhoe? That bad boy leaks enough so it never, ever, needs changing. LOL Ohhhh, I dunno.... I think it'll go to Charlies & get used in his waste oil burner. I can't make the ol' girl suffer like that. I do know the previous owner would have done that.... he ran used motor oil in the backhoe!! Ewwww.... sad, but a true story.

Labatts is the secret, huh? *smile*

Thanks guys!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:37 am

Sounds like you are ready for the races.

Is it 4wd? If so, change the oil in the front axle.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Paulie On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:30 am

I run a 755 hydro, I use the JD 10 weight hygard-cost is similar. Filters can be crossed referenced and get the
cost to half. The hydro fluid is also the gear box lube and brakes are wet. Sooooo- factory spec is the way to go!
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:36 pm

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this or not but.

Some of the BRAND hydro fluids have other properties that are important especially in Hydro trannies.

Most specifically Moisture absorbtion from heating and cooling of the unit.

CASE-IH and IH prior to that has been using their HY-TRAN Fluid recommending in just about EVERY IH and CASE IH and now CASE NEW HOLLAND tractor there is.. and yes it is more expensive but in truth when you are changing this stuff every 500 hours or more and you are spending $20,000 and up on these tractors. if it works better. its worth the few extra dollars no doubt.

I personally have been using HY TRAN as specified in all my tractors for 20 years. Even in the little cub Cadets from the 70's and 80's. when you change the Hy Tran in them you see the film around the housing that is the moisture that gets trapped by the fluid all those years keeping it from harming seals and components.

Use the Good stuff. Deere, CaseIH, Case New Holland etc all have done significant research and the forumla's are there for a reason.


ALso had a JD 855 for about 4 years. Loved that little tractor. used all factory fluids period. I sold it and get a New Holland TC35DA. I use it to haul round bales and rake hay mostly, and that 855 wasn't quite big enough to do that, although I did haul a few on the 3 point before. The Class III Frame on the TC35 was what I needed.. and a little more umfph...

Great tractors though, take care of them and they'll take care of you.
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: John Deere question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:46 am

http://www.tractorlife.com/authenticated/

The video on that page has some interesting fluid comparisons.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy