Stuck yanmar 165D

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Anyone know of a good source for a nice knob for hydraulic lever....mainly for raising the bucket up and down. I think bucket dump will be left as is. Thanks
 
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Little update on tractor......took it to a shop in city where I work. Heard good stuff about the guy and never having met him before, I got ahold of him and explained. I took it to him and he said he would be able to get to it in about a week. The next day, he gets ahold of me and told me what's going on. I told him at the shop that since I have a line on all the parts I could need on this tractor, I could order what was needed and he was good with that. He gave me a rundown of parts needed. Turns out, engine was in fact seized as well as clutch assembly all rusted together and stuck. Ordered all parts. Now that is service!!!!
 
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Getting close! Now, just don't know what front tires to go with. Should I do R4 or some AG type? I'm going to keep the turf on rears, but the tires up front will have very little bite in 4x4.
 
   / Stuck yanmar 165D #126  
Getting close! Now, just don't know what front tires to go with. Should I do R4 or some AG type? I'm going to keep the turf on rears, but the tires up front will have very little bite in 4x4.
Just make sure that the tire diameters match the gear ratios, or you will generate other issues (4WD/transmission). I personally would stick to the trend front and rear.

All the best,

Peter
 
   / Stuck yanmar 165D #127  
Getting close! Now, just don't know what front tires to go with. Should I do R4 or some AG type? I'm going to keep the turf on rears, but the tires up front will have very little bite in 4x4.
Please stick with the original smooth turfs. You don't need the transmission problems that come from mismatched front and rear tire diameters.

And remember that all old Yanmars - just like 99% of the new compact tractors on the market today - are part time 4wd. You can put it in 4wd to get past a bad spot and then take it out again. DO NOT drive around in 4wd and especially not with a load in the loader. There is no center differential in these tractors. They rely on tire size to match the front to rear transmission internal ratio.

If you absolutely have to have more bite to get out of a snow drift or ice , ask the mechanic to cut down a set of lightweight automotive SUV diamond chains to fit your tires. You can run light weight chains on those turfs year round.

enjoy your 165,
Keep the radiator clean, it's a thermosiphon cooling system....no water pump. Use 50/50 ethylene glycol water mix for antifreeze.
rScotty
 
   / Stuck yanmar 165D #128  
BTW, if you cannot find the original type of tire, get one that matches the same rolling diameter or close as you can. You can find the "loaded rolling diameter" in the tire mfg. tech specs. Tractor tires are spec'd differently from car tires.
 
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I already have tires in both types matched to current size.
 
 
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