1970 ford 8000

Hello I am trying to change hydraulic oil and transmission oil in 1970 ford 8000. I romoved the drain plug in transmission and very little fluid came out. Less than half a quart. Is where is the level check for the transmission. I found 2 plugs to check the level but not sure if the first one is for the transmission of for hydraulics it is right in front of the rear end. Or is there even supposed to be fluid in transmission is there dry transmissions in tractors
 

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Yes there has to be oil in the transmission. Should be a pipe plug about mid level on the tranny housing. Fill until oil appears at that check plug. Should be a dip stick at the rear to check rear axle level. Do yourself a favor and order a operators and service manual from this site for your tractor. They will have all the info needed to service it.
 
Yes there has to be oil in the transmission. Should be a pipe plug about mid level on the tranny housing. Fill until oil appears at that check plug. Should be a dip stick at the rear to check rear axle level. Do yourself a favor and order a operators and service manual from this site for your tractor. They will have all the info needed to service it.
I have a parts manual but couldn’t figure anything out with it and just ordered an owners manual earlier today. The only plug I saw remotely close to transmission was right in front of rear end
 

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If no dip stick at the rear look for a pipe plug in an elbow just in front of the left side axle housing. Fill until oil runs from this plug.
 
I do see a level plug on the side below the pto. I was wondering if the other one that is in front of the rear end was for the hydraulic level of transmission level.
 
Been years since one of the old 8000 tractors has been through here. Maybe Bern or RodinNS will see this and chime in. My memory on those old units is not the best these days.
 
I have a 1970 8000 and the transmission, rear axle and lift are all one compartment. think it takes around 15 gal of hyd oil to fill it. There is a check plug in front of the left rear axle housing to check the oil level. You put the oil in on top of the lift cover just behind the fuel tank. Your second pic is the plug that you check the oil level.
 
I thought those larger models had a common sump for the trans and rear end, but I wasn't 100% sure if it was as early as the 8000.
 
I thought those larger models had a common sump for the trans and rear end, but I wasn't 100% sure if it was as early as the 8000.
The hydraulic fluid has about 6 “ on a stick I put in the sump in back of tractor and thevtransmission was dry so I do t think that is the case on this one
 
The hydraulic fluid has about 6 “ on a stick I put in the sump in back of tractor and thevtransmission was dry so I do t think that is the case on this one
Yes, it is common sump, but you don't get all of it out without removing three plugs.
 
Hello I am trying to change hydraulic oil and transmission oil in 1970 ford 8000. I romoved the drain plug in transmission and very little fluid came out. Less than half a quart. Is where is the level check for the transmission. I found 2 plugs to check the level but not sure if the first one is for the transmission of for hydraulics it is right in front of the rear end. Or is there even supposed to be fluid in transmission is there dry transmissions in tractors
on the right side of the tran' there is 1/8" pipe plug behind the battery box under 1-4and reverse shift arm, fill cap is under the floor board. The rearend level is a 3/4" plug in front of the left axle trumpet should have street elbow. The pto gear box has a 3/4" pipe plug on left side even with the pto. Early models separated the trans and rear end.
 
Thanks fellas. I purchased an owners manual and there are 2 drains for the sump which is transmission and hydraulics and 1 fill level in front of the left axel. Thanks for the help guys.
 

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