Noisy drivetrain in 1st gear

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:22 pm

Now that Henry has had all of his fluids changed I now notice that first gear tends to whine and causes extreme vibration through the seat in the tractor. I'm using a 90W gear oil which I suspect is slightly less viscous than what came out (basically tan goo). Is this pretty normal then or do I have something to worry about here?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:26 pm

I am a novice, but I was told that this is very common and is not a problem. Bob

Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:25 pm

Scotty, the whine in first gear is not unusual, but the extrme vibration you describe is. Do you also have the vibration only in first gear?

Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:11 am


The vibration occurs only in 1st gear usually at or just near idle. I did not have this problem before I changed the transaxle fluid. It is pretty noticible. I'm wondering if I did something when I had to split the rear end temporarily (I had a bolt fall into one of the steering knuckle holes into the drive shaft housing).

The tractor drives fine in all gears. Just this awful vibration.