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extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby tenn terry t » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:33 pm

I have a 57 cub on each of the final drive pans there is a 5/16 or 3/8 bolt and nut stickin out of each towards the center of the tractor . the bolts are up close to the top,center of the pan just below the bolt flange can any one tell me what these are for?

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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Glen » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:47 pm

Hi,
Below are pics from TM Tractor of a final drive pan. They originally look like this pan. Sounds like something was added to yours. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gfi/pan_001.htm

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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Peter Person » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:51 pm

Terry,
Sounds like a “farmer fix” for filling the pans with lubricant.
My ‘57 does not have anything like you describe.
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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby tenn terry t » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:55 pm

I have three cubs 47, 57 and 58 seems like ive read something about the extra bolts ill take a picture in the morning
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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Scrivet » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:12 pm

Don't see anything in the parts manual about an extra bolt.

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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:37 pm

Posting a photo may help.
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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby tenn terry t » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:45 pm

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sorry upside down but the extra bolt is same spot on each side

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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Barnyard » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:30 pm

Looks like somebody made a fill plug.
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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:53 pm

Or could be an oil level plug, to see if there is any oil left...sort of like the lower of the two ports on the left side of the Super A engine oil pan for checking the engine oil level...a FULL plug. You'd then use the regular FILL plug on the housing to add oil, if nothing came out the pan bolt hole.

Just my guess!

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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Or could be an oil level plug, to see if there is any oil left...sort of like the lower of the two ports on the left side of the Super A engine oil pan for checking the engine oil level...a FULL plug. You'd then use the regular FILL plug on the housing to add oil, if nothing came out the pan bolt hole.

Just my guess!

When I saw the picture I had the same thought. As small as those are they would not be very handy for installing fluid.
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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Nelson 634 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:36 pm

Hanger for a Bucket or container to catch dripping oil from a leaking final drive?

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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 am

Nelson 634 wrote:Hanger for a Bucket or container to catch dripping oil from a leaking final drive?

:lol: :coffee:

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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby BigBill » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:35 pm

I was thinking while my finals are apart to install 1/4” npt pipe plugs over the drive pinion gear and figure out where to install drain plugs so maintenance can be done easily on the finals. It a silly IH design not being able to change the oil or add oil easily. Maybe the drain plug on the bottom of the final pan needs a skid plate to protect it. I’m talking a highboy here.

I run a moly gear additive in all my geared transmissions and I could take for ever trying to get moly in that 1/8” pipe plug hole.
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Re: extra bolt sticking out of final drive

Postby BigBill » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:42 pm

Nelson 634 wrote:Hanger for a Bucket or container to catch dripping oil from a leaking final drive?


The old fruit can with the wire handle to catch the leakage trick. See these cans years ago in the barns with the old timers.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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