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Well I was working n my 224 this weekend, swapping out the mower deck, and putting on the log splitter. Wile I was working on it, I had to replace a leaking hydro return hose. As I was draining the oil out, I saw quite a bit of shiny stuff in the oil.:mad: Seems like eather a pump, or motor is going south. Now I installed a filter in the system,[never had one before] and am planning on running it through the winter to split with. Come summer I will drain it, and check it out agean. Now this tractor has over 1700 hours, and all the hydro stuff seems to have never been replaced. My thing is, do I fix it? Knowing the rest of the tractor needs work also, do I put the money into a new pump, or motor, or just keep the filters changed and turn it into a self propelled wood splitter only? You know this is a tough place to be. Its not dead, and CAN be fixed, but is it worth it??
 

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Paul…

Have you seen any indication of poor hydraulic performance ?
If not, I would just add the filter and do another oil and filter
change in the near future.
 

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nope all seems good. No problem. Hoping for the best
 

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I certainly wouldn't junk the tractor. I might be inspired to shorten up time between oil and filter changes and do what is reasonablly possible to delay the inevitable. You might get another 10-15 years, before the $$$$$$$ hits the fan. In the mean time, start scrounging for the parts you are gonna need or scouting for a replacement tractor.
 

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hey I am a big Simp fan. If I was buying new to mow, I would be using one.
 

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Oh ya hey I work in the auto biz I KNOW stone busting:D
 

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Paul,

The pumps are aluminum gear type that will show some serious galling and still function....I have a relatively new one from the 446 that I parted out. I'll bet the pump doesn't have 5 hours on it.
 

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Hmmm I will keep that in mind Randy. What else you got left from those piles? Anything else tucked away there?:D
 

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Originally posted by Ingersoll444
Hmmm I will keep that in mind Randy. What else you got left from those piles? Anything else tucked away there?:D
I've got the steering gear (axle), fenders, tires and wheels, the frame.:D
 
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