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    Quote Originally Posted by allen in texas View Post
    All seriousness aside, would you mind shipping me, oh I don't know, 6 inches or so of the rain you got.
    I wish I could oblige, but even with the flooding, we where hoping for a bit more this week. This was only about 10 inches over a 4 hours period. We are kinda hoping for another 10, but over a 96 hour period instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leonz View Post
    First, drain gearbox, refill; be sure vent is not plugged if it has one.

    Second, grease universal joints until old grease is purged.

    Third, be double sure that you grease the spline grease
    fittings on the PTO shaft there will be at least one of them
    on the female end.

    IF your mower has aslip clutch you need to remove it and
    disassemble it to wash any dirt and silt out of the parts
    using peroxide and or alcohol and reassemble it and be
    sure to adjust it again.

    If you have a rear tail wheel the issue is being sure the old grease
    is purged out of the cup and cone wheel bearing and be sure the swivel
    bushing is sufficiently purged of old grease and silt.
    Quote Originally Posted by boakley View Post
    great advice... I live in an area of swamps where people / friends swamp/drown their atv's on a weekly basis as we ride the swamps all the time.

    Only diff in advice is if gear box took in oil flushing with clean water as your water in the pic's is clearly not clean. We use diesal fuel in the gear boxes, differentials, engines of atv's after they are swamped etc... to get rid of water. 3 - 5 flush fills with diesel all that is needed to get out all the water and it only take a 5 - 10 seconds of running time on a gear box to circulated the diseal enough to help get the water out. No need to run for 5-10 minutes or anything like that. Diesel works great and is cheap compared to gear lube which is too thick or iso which is too thin to suspend solids like sand.

    good luck. Easily repairable with a grease gun, some elbow energy, and diesel.
    Thanks Guys! I was a bit worried about the gearbox and how to be sure it was not permanently harmed. I don't think there was that much silt in the water, despite the pics the water is pretty clear when less than a foot or so deep. There is no grass on most of that land, so the clay color of the soil shows through very well. I think most of the loose stuff got washed by in the first hours and by the time the water level rose to cover the important parts it was the fast flowing clear stuff.

    Still a problem, but hopefully not as much grit as it could have held. I will see how bad tomorrow when I can get it on concrete and start taking it apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boakley View Post
    to get rid of water. 3 - 5 flush fills with diesel all that is needed to get out all the water and itl.
    instead of wasting soooo much diesel.. better to rinse with water.. then clean with a lil diesel and alcohol like I mentioned.. water is polar.

    alcohol is a polar solvent and will disolve water.

    diesel will not dissolve water. at best it can temprarilly suspend or emulsify with it.

    with alcohol in the mix, the water will solvate and be EASY to flush out.

    a lil 9th grade chemistry helps save some diesel... walmart alcohol is cheap.

    THEN go back in with oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrex62 View Post
    Thanks Guys! I was a bit worried about the gearbox and how to be sure it was not permanently harmed.
    as long as you tend to it before you use it, and before it rusts.. there will be no permanent damage.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnrex62 View Post
    I don't think there was that much silt in the water
    not to be a naysayer.. but you are kidding yourself.

    there will be fines in there... virtually guaranteed. even if they are only evaporites and disolved minerals. but if water got in.. i'd lay money on there being silt fines in there. I've been into too many tractors that went swimming to not expect it.

    still.

    it's easy to mitigate.

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    Default Re: mower at bottom of new river, any problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnrex62 View Post
    I wish I could oblige, but even with the flooding, we where hoping for a bit more this week. This was only about 10 inches over a 4 hours period. We are kinda hoping for another 10, but over a 96 hour period instead.
    Well I'm glad that at least somewhere in Texas it's raining. Up here, we are considering an ordinance to prohibit outdoor farting. It's so dry here that every time someone in the next county passes gas you can't see across the road for 2 days because of the dust they blew up. Oh, and sneezing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen in texas

    All seriousness aside, would you mind shipping me, oh I don't know, 6 inches or so of the rain you got.
    Not to hijack the thread, but you're welcome to some of ours - only 87.48 inches ytd. Of course you have to pickup. LOL

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    Default Re: mower at bottom of new river, any problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by allen in texas View Post
    Up here, we are considering an ordinance to prohibit outdoor farting. It's so dry here that every time someone in the next county passes gas you can't see across the road for 2 days because of the dust they blew up.
    Now, that's dry!

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    Default Re: mower at bottom of new river, any problem?

    Oh, but that might not be right. Not all farts are dry ...

    heheheheheheheheehe...

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    Default Re: mower at bottom of new river, any problem?

    and here I thought the wet rag over the face was for the smell.. might be dust huh?

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    Default Re: mower at bottom of new river, any problem?

    Sorry about your flooding. change out your gear oil, twice. Check for sediment.

    I live about 22 miles away and we've only had about 2" total rain in the last week. Houston is really getting the deluge now.
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