Just came in as it was starting to rain outside. Got home from work around 5pm.. got the cyl over to the tractor.. pulle dthe pins and hit them with 600 paper to clean up.. then washed with MS.. greased them up and attached bottom pin in cyl.. hooke dupt he hose.. and then let the hyds extend it for me to hook up the top pin.. plus less to bleed doing it that way. Got the keepers in the pins and did a half dozen lift drop cycles and also added about 1.5g of oil back to the sump. Finally got it all bleed out and working good. Narry a drop from the new seals. Repacker said the cyl looked 'great' inside.. I'm glad.. I'm sure there aren't any spare parts for these running around..
Rerouted 1 hyd line while I had it down, to make it lay closer to the tranny...
All in all I'm pretty happy with that old 850. For some reason I've not had the gumption to refurbish this one much past 'worker' grade. I've corrected all the mechanical defects I've found so far,, but not much else in the restoration dept. I feel kinda bad sometimes. She don't even have a tachometer... but then.. I pretty much never have a pto load.. so I don't feel real keen on buyinbg a tach and cable for a tractor with a permanent concrete chunk on the 3pt.. and a loader on the front.. maybee someday I'll get her dressed up a little bit better..
As ugly as she is.. ironically.. she is one of my better running gassers. The 660 is probably in same good condition, as well as my allis G.