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    I have a kubota L175 that no longer likes reverse. I pulled the top plate off the tranny hoping to find a bad gear selector. I think it is the gear that's bad. I no longer need the tractor. My question is do I have it repaired then sell it, or scrap it out? If I decide to scrap it, are there any dealers that may be interested? any ideas?
    Thanks guys

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    Default Re: repair or scrap??

    Quote Originally Posted by goaliedad
    I have a kubota L175 that no longer likes reverse. I pulled the top plate off the tranny hoping to find a bad gear selector. I think it is the gear that's bad. I no longer need the tractor. My question is do I have it repaired then sell it, or scrap it out? If I decide to scrap it, are there any dealers that may be interested? any ideas?
    Thanks guys

    I'd sell it...if the transmission goes into the forward gears and all else works.
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    Not sure what it costs to have it fixed, but I gurantee it's cheaper then buying a new tractor. Is it paid for? I'd fix it and keep using it.

    Good luck,
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    Default Re: repair or scrap??

    Eddie- I agree that fixing it would make sense- if I was going to need a tractor. We have moved closer to town and I no longer need a tractor- we have a much shorter driveway now.
    I think I will put it in the paper and see what kind of response I get. Any more ideas are welcome.

    Other than the reverse issue it has been a pretty good tractor- front mounted snow blower, loaded turf tires with chains, 3pt works- never used the pto.

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    You might try craig's list as well. Doesn't cost anything.
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    See if there is a school near you that needs a project for the shop class. They could tear down, repair, repaint, then you could sell or let them auction it off to raise money. Just an idea.
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    Default Re: repair or scrap??

    i think I'd find a cheap used gear for it, and learn how to rebuild a tractor trans... and call it a fun experience..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy
    i think I'd find a cheap used gear for it, and learn how to rebuild a tractor trans... and call it a fun experience..

    Soundguy

    I agree. Tractor transmissions are pretty simple. The only "odd" tool you need is a press to push the gears / bearings off of some shafts.

    The only critical item is setting preload when going back together.


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    Default Re: repair or scrap??

    Quote Originally Posted by goaliedad
    I have a kubota L175 that no longer likes reverse. I pulled the top plate off the tranny hoping to find a bad gear selector. I think it is the gear that's bad. I no longer need the tractor. My question is do I have it repaired then sell it, or scrap it out? If I decide to scrap it, are there any dealers that may be interested? any ideas?
    Thanks guys
    I need to see a picture before I can make a call like this.




    Albeit, I'd find a used tranny and swap them out. I did this recently on a small JD 170. Most of the small trannys are the same.
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