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Old 07-24-2014, 01:40 AM
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Had to send my little John Deere to the hospital (shop) Monday...
Was doing some work with the loader Sunday and the right front wheel (4 wheel drive) made a bad noise...

I immediately stopped what I was doing... Got my big jack and chained up the front wheel as high up to the frame as I could... This takes as much weight as possible off that wheel.... Got it up to the driveway.... Stripped off the front end loader, mower deck, and everything not necessary... Got it turned around and ready for the truck and trailer....

I called about it today... It should be home by next Monday at the latest...

I can't complain... I've done a lot of work with it.. It is 27 years old... And this is not an uncommon thing with tractors this size that do a lot of loader work...

I have a lot of mowing to do yet.... Miss it... (sniff)
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:03 AM
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Not bad at all for 27 years!

Like you say I think these hubs are a weak point especially with a lot of loader work. A lot of pressure and turning together. I try to be in 2WD as much as possible for everything. Kind of have to be in 4WD though when digging into a pile to get a proper bucket full. Just looking at my front drive shaft makes me wonder - it's about 1" in diameter with small un-greasable u-joints.

You've made me think now - I've never thought of changing the front end gear oil (which is also in the hubs)........
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So sorry your baby is in the hospital.
She'll be home soon.

It'll be ok.:
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So sorry your baby is in the hospital.
She'll be home soon.

It'll be ok.:
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Thanks for the pat on the back... I needed that...
The hard part is looking at that empty spot in the garage....

I have done a lot of work with that little stinker since the day I got it...
And haven't had to put more than a battery and fuel in it since day one..
Will just take time and $....

What to get on the day it comes home ???
Cake or frosted donuts ??........ Maybe both....
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Dont forget the ice cream ok?:

I know I know--its sad but will be ok---annie passing hankie to WYO.
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Well.... I got my toy home.... And the bill..... OUCH.....

But I got my 3rd hydraulic service installed... I had the parts kit already...

Full service as I didn't know when it was done last..
Front axle front wheel drive fixed...

Only problem was.... Being 27 years old, all the parts wore over that amount of time... So when the tec replaced the bushing in the off seat switch... It wouldn't engage the lock notch the way it was supposed to.. I was off the seat hooking up an implement and about run over my own foot.... So he came out today.. We made the adjustments, filed some corners and got it working spiffy...

I got my mowing done... Looked like I was trying to make hay... Hooked up my thatch rake and have about a well packed 50 gallon barrel of grass clipping that raked up... Will use that to mix in plant top soil and my existing plant boxes...

It cost me a little more to use this JD dealer rather than the closest one.. They ticked me off...

I'm happy...
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