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  1. Operating & General Discussion
    Reading the manual's requirements for maintenance and care seems scary. I imagine I'm going to forget some things and miss some things. What do you guys "actually" do, how often, and how do you remember to do it? How long is too long to let the tractor sit unused and what would you do if/when...
  2. Repair & Technical Discussion
    I have a Ford New Holland 3430 that is leaking fluid out the PTO shaft. I have a new seal just would like advice for replacing it as well as draining and replacing the fluid in the rear end, tranny, and the filter. It is a 2 WD with a dual-speed H/L trans No hydraulics as far as a bucket lift or...
  3. Snow Removal
    Decided to go over the snowblower while the weather was still good. Changed the oil, put in new shear pins (got spares also), serviced the lower end & changed the spark plug. Also put in new gas with stabilizer. This year I'm using synthetic oil, hoping I'll get some extra lube protection when...
  4. General Lawn Garden Tractor Forum
    What is the preferred way of working on a common LT/GT? I have 2 Craftsmans (see other GT5000) post --- and I never felt comfortable climbing on the ground and wedging something under the deck to change blades, do undercarriage maintainance, etc... Any easier way? Ramps that bring the whole unit...
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