In Reply to: Re: maintenance posted by doug on December 29, 2017 at 11:02:19:
Doug, as you confess to being new at this, in addition to the advice you have already been given, make certain you take out all of the perimeter bolts (including the two on the manifold plate) before taking off the lift cover. Missing even one of them is an invitation to a broken cast iron hydraulic reservoir. That would be an expensive fix requiring splitting the tractor and buying a new housing. I'm embarrassed to say we have made that mistake.