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Frozen in place Help

Postby Steve in Mo » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:27 pm

Twice now my Cub has been frozen in place and will not move until the weather warms. Not sure if it is brakes or somehow gears. The brake pedal does move some what and I can shift into gear. However the engine dies as soon as I ease out the clutch.

Any thoughts suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Frozen in place Help

Postby twotone » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:45 pm

Is it possible that you have water in your Trans and now it's a frozen chunk?
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Re: Frozen in place Help

Postby gitractorman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:05 pm

Is it possible the tires are frozen to the ground? I've seen it happen and you'd be amazed what will keep a D-6 dozer stuck for the day, and it's got WAY more horsepower than a little Cub!!!! If it's parked on soft ground, try putting some blocks of wood under the tires....... once it thaws out.
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Re: Frozen in place Help

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:11 pm

Frozen water in the transmission/differential.

Remove the transmission drain plug with catch pan underneath. Put heat lamp on the transmission overnight.

Temperatures for tomorrow and following day are suppose to be quite a bit warmer. Remove drain plug, catch pan, wait for the transmission/differential to thaw and drain out.

I would probably do both, heat lamp and wait.

Once drained, you should flush with kerosene and refill.

In this part of Missouri there is snow on the ground and air temperatures are below freezing - - - but the ground is not frozen. Soil temperature at 2" depth is 34 degrees. Soil temperature from Mo. Ag Experiment Station about 30 miles north.

Edit: Use a container holding 3 or 4 gallons as a catch pan.
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Re: Frozen in place Help

Postby Barnyard » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:00 pm

Steve in Mo wrote: I can shift into gear.

If it were frozen water in the trans wouldn't the gears be frozen where you couldn't shift them?
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Re: Frozen in place Help

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:36 pm

The transmission counter shaft, it's gears, and differential ring gear are lower in the transmission case than the sliding gears.

Depending on the depth of frozen water, it's quite possible to shift gears.
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Re: Frozen in place Help

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:54 pm

How long has it been since you've changed the transmission oil or the final drive oil?

If never, then it's likely one or all of them has a good quantity of water in the bottom, causing your problem.


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