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Slipster

Blown to bits !!!!!!

I am now in full mourning      Ive just blown my tractor up  
I suspect (pretty sure) its one of the main bearings    BUT on the up side ive never done a tractor engine repair so its picky time and lets get on  with it      
Gareth

Oh dear,

Well, at least you can drop the sump on IH 74 & 84 series tractors without having to take half the tractor apart....... it will give you the chance for an  inspection and diagnostic to see if it really is a main................ chances are if it is, it will be number one behind the timing gears.
Slipster

Im 99% sure it is. The problem as you know is having the equipment to lift the front off then lifting the engine once split. ive removed the loader and all loader mounting brackets. It may have to wait until summer.
cold comfort farm

Bad news

Sometimes its worth sending it off to an agricultural engineer.  We use Geoff Mathews over in chesterfield.  Obviously too far for you.
sod

All the best. if you have to split it in half we have a 10x2 that goes on shed floor then put jack under front half and a trolley jack under back half, undo last bolts and ease back half alongby walking up(pulling the lugsaround) the back wheels. Have one tractor like that now as putting clutch in.
Slipster

    Bent crank Main brgs worn through etc etc etc beyond economical repair. But on the up side I know where there is one for sale its far better nick than mine and lots less hours. I have to fit the loader onto it but basically that's it. A guy has bought mine off me for parts.
cold comfort farm

result

Thats a result. At least all the hard work on welding brackets on a new loader will be avoided.
Slipster

That's right but im now not looking forward to fitting the loader with nothing but a farm jack and a chain block.   My next project is deffo gonna be a stand for the loader, I made one last time I overhauled all the rams but cut it up and used the steel  
cold comfort farm

loader

when I fitted my loader to the MF 135 I made a temp timber stand from some fence posts and a few random bits of wood.  worked a treat.  

Is there no one with another loader around you who can give you a hand for a while.  failing that have a BBQ invite a few mates round and tell them to come in scruffs.  
Slipster

Re: loader

cold comfort farm wrote:
 failing that have a BBQ invite a few mates round and tell them to come in scruffs.  



Its pissqulating down             Ive done the deal on the tractor  
sod

good out come from bad problem glad to hear  

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