It was a Huge Relief to get this build mechanically right. There was a Lot of things going on with it as Both Charge Valved were seeping, and we had Two other Hydraulic leaks. One was a Loose line at the T-fitting that supplies the front quick attach Hydro Port's and the other one I fixed yesterday that was a slight rupture in the line that run's from the front of the charge pump to the bottom of the H-1 Valve. I Hate anything that leak's I guess that is one reason I never owned a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. L.O.L. This Tractor has come around and responded nicely to our TLC and servicing of it. The Hydro charge pump had a Mobil-1 filter on it that I have no idea if it was right or not for the Tractor, so Yesterday after I replaced it's rear sight glass rubber line I put a new John Deere Hydro filter in place. The Hydraulic system was down 2-1/2 Quart's of fluid it still could use a half quart of fluid to top it off in the sight glass we will put that in when my son in law Return's to work with me on it Saturday.
It's a Lucky thing that the Previous Owner did not burn up the Hydro Pump running it that Low on fluid, Oddly enough it's Hydro Pump was not making any Noise even though it was less than half full in the entire hydraulic system & with the sight glass as bad as it looked he could not tell how much fluid was in it anyways. It's sight glass bracket was beat up and mashed together Badly where it Pushed the sight glass above the bracket that it is supposed to sit in & The rubber gas line 1/4" hose was swelled up and ready to Burst from age. This Poor Tractor has had a real rough life before we Rescued it but it won't once we are done with it, we both take Good care of our equipment. We are in the home stretch now all we have left to do is the body and Paint work to the engine side Panel's, Grill Hood & support Bracket, floor Pan and the Mowing deck. I am Pushing to get this all done by next weekend the Grass is all ready getting Green here so it will not be long before he really need's this Tractor to use on his law, and I certainly have other project's that I want to get to soon. Regards, Kurt