RK24 50hr Maintenance - Step-By-Step Procedure (w/ Shopping List & Pictures)

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You can always use an open-end wrench that is slightly too tight (almost fits) and grind the jaws with something like a dremel until it fits very snug. You will not be ruining "a good wrench" when you consider that you will need it each time you do your maintenance.
 
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Absolutely true and I may well do just that, thanks for the help.
 

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Where are the grease zerks on the chassis? I know there are a couple on the front axle pivot, are there others? I don't see this listed in the manual.
 
  
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Where are the grease zerks on the chassis? I know there are a couple on the front axle pivot, are there others? I don't see this listed in the manual.

The only grease fitting that I'm aware of on the tractor itself, is the one on the front axle pivot.
 

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Awesome, that's all I found too. Thanks for the info.
 

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Those are metric but the thick undercoating makes it tough to get the wrenches on. Took me a little bit of wiggling!
 
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Are there grease zerks in the universal joints of the drive lines?
 

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Thanks for referencing my video. Good information in the write up. I need to post more footage of my RK19, I’m nearing my next service and tackled plenty of jobs recently.
 

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Very helpful, started my service this evening and will finish (had limited time) tomorrow. Made it to the HST part and knew I didn't have time to finish. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.
 

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Finished the 50hr maintenance this evening. This guide was very helpful, thanks again! It would have taken me much longer without this guide.

Just a few additional notes I found that might help the next guy...

1. All of my drain plugs were extremely tight, especially the middle HST one.

2. The HST filter was on so tight it took me 45 minutes of messing around to get it off. I tried every filter wrench in my toolbox, the cup style and clamp (like giant channel-lock style) with no luck. I ended up going old school, jamming a screwdriver through the filter to get it loose. What a mess that was. Love the feeling of stinky, sticky HST fluid running down my forearm into my armpit. Good times. They must have put that filter on with an impact wrench at the factory. Insanely and unnecessarily tight.

3. I used brake cleaner to clean the suction screen, worked great.

4. I think how well you get the fluids to drain might be at least a little dependent on the angle of the tractor. I noticed I didn't use all of the HST fluid that I bought, almost one full jug left over with it filled to the line. I think it might have drained better/more if I had lowered the rear a bit more or tilted it to the side I was trying to drain.

5. After filling the HST fluid up to the dot I started the tractor and it immediately dropped, guessing to fill the filter. Turned it off, topped it off, then started again and ran the controls for the loader and 3 point as well as the forward and reverse moving only a foot or two. Turned it off, and checked the level again. Had to add a few more ounces.

6. Finally, I ran it a bit (15 minutes) using all the controls, parked it and checked all fluid levels again. Didn't need to add any more of anything.

7. Checked for leaks, thankfully none.

8. I had forgotten to clean the air filter the day before so I blew that out with an air hose. Really surprised at how much dirt/dust came out after only 48.x hours.

9. Warm shower to scrub the HST fluid out of places that stuff should never be, then a cold beer to celebrate.
 
 
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