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1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105


 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What are the recommended lubricants for the following parts for my 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and to what level:
Transmission/Gear Box
Hydraulic reservoir
Steering box

Also, have a Bush Hog Rotary Cutter Model 105 Serial # 30964 that leaks the lubricant out the bottom. How do I repair? Where to find instructions for repair? Recommended lubricant once fixed? What is the proper fill level?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

all the tranny fill caps take the same oil that is the hydraulic reservoir steering box brush hog uses gear oil just fill them up to the plug screw the one with the square head
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What viscosity is the hydraulic oil? There seems to be so many on the market. Can you be more specific?

Also, when I put the oil in the bush hog, it leaks right out. How do I repair? Someone suggested putting in heavy grease. Is this a good idea?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lots of folks use grease in their brushog gearboxes when they start leaking. That's what I did with mine, and it seems to be fine. Just pumped it full of a good heavy duty grease.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

NAPA carries universal hydro oil or you can buy a multi grade oil 10/40 it's less expensive. It won't hurt it but i don't think it will last long the grease that is it will get flung to the out side of the bearing,they sell a product that swells up the seal making it tighter that may be the way to go.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What your brush hog needs is a slurry. Grease will not provide a decent lubricant. Now if you take a tube of John Deere Corn head grease with the NGLI rating of "00" and squeeze about 1/2 a tube into a ziplock bag, mix it with an equal, or less amout of 90W oil. Your making a slurry with enough viscosity to slow down the seepage from the seal. The less the leak, the thinner the slurry should be. Now cut a corner off the bag and squeeze it into the top hole on the hog.
If you look just below the fill hole at the top, you should see a smaller plug about 1/2 way down. Remove the lower plug and fill at the top plug until it comes out the lower plug.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: 1948 Ferguson TE-20 and Bush Hog Rotary Cutter 105 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Use Multi-grade 10W/30 oil, it is much better in cold weather and is a better for the hydraulics because it is thinner and has additives to prevent wear. Where-as the original type was just a plain oil and nothing in it. Having said that, although you can buy oil that is sold as the original oil, it now has additives but still gets thick when cold, so you are better using the Multi-Grade 10W/30 oil. The Bush-Hog, have you checked if the Bearings are worn in the Gearbox, if they are you need to change them and perhaps not cut as low as that is what causes them to wear, that and running without oil.If you did use grease in the gearbox you should also add some gear oil so that there are never any cavities in the grease which would mean that the parts are not getting proper lubrication, using some gear oil in with the grease would mean that the oil would run into these cavities. But check the Bearings and sort them out if necessary, even the grease Will run out if it gets hot, so you will never completely cure it if the bearings are worn. Just grasp the Blade under the Deck to see if there is any up and down movement at the tip of the blade, if there is the bearings are worn. Never set the Hog so low that the blades touch the ground, even if it is only occasionally, it is a mower not a Rotovator and it isn't made to do that. Set the back 2" higher than the front this will allow the cut grass etc. to escape more quickly and not use as much power, set the front high enough to keep out of the wet stuff in the bottom. If you would like more information about your tractor and using it with a Hog, Email me at the address below and I will send it....John(UK)....fergusontractors@hotmail.com
 
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