Reliable Mechanic in Kentucky

Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:40 pm

Can anyone recommend a good tractor guy to work on my super A in the Bluegrass area?

It is leaking gear oil so bad I need to do something soon. Bad timing on my part but I guess that how it goes sometime.

Not only does it leak it pretty well but it needs a good going over. Brakes, clutch, carb. Governor, rear engine main seal, etc.
Is this something that will cost an arm & leg?

Would it be cheaper to look for another tractor that is in better shape?

What do you guys think?

Thanks.

Re: Reliable Mechanic in Kentucky

Thu May 02, 2013 9:33 pm

I'm down in London. I can't think of anyone off hand that works on these anymore. I tinker mainly with cubs. My local dealer is good and has some older mechanics but I'm sure they aren't cheap but they'd do the work.

Re: Reliable Mechanic in Kentucky

Thu May 02, 2013 10:37 pm

Perchance are the trans and/or finals overfilled? This is where most big (gear oil) leaks come from.

Re: Reliable Mechanic in Kentucky

Fri May 03, 2013 3:11 pm

Be prepared to pay at least $50/hr in labor to an independent mechanic if you can find one. The dealers charge over $90/hr.

There's a lot of hours just in what you've listed... It's gonna cost quite a bit to have it done professionally.

Re: Reliable Mechanic in Kentucky

Fri May 03, 2013 8:52 pm

Hey thanks guys,

brandon webb,
I travel to somerset all the time and would bring the tractor to a good reliable mechanic if you know anybody.

danovercash,
Definitely leaking thru all 3 seals on the tranny.

Matt Kirsh,
It would be worth the money if the repairs were performed to specks, and lasted as long as original parts!

Re: Reliable Mechanic in Kentucky

Fri May 10, 2013 3:14 pm

danovercash wrote:Perchance are the trans and/or finals overfilled? This is where most big (gear oil) leaks come from.


It might be worth the cost of some gear oil to drain the transmission, see what the fluid looks like (e.g. milky with water?) and determine the approximate amount of fluid that was in it. Then clean the areas up real well and refill with the proper amount of gear oil. If it STILL leaks from all the seals, you have only cost yourself the price of some gear oil. But if it stops, it may have been overfilled.

Re: Reliable Mechanic in Kentucky

Fri May 10, 2013 8:28 pm

I would take out the check level plug to see if overfilled first thing, sitting level of course.