Checking the Touch Control Fluid

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Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby Glen » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:50 pm

Hi,
When the Farmall Cubs were new, there was a sticker on the left side of the hood, above the Touch Control that said,
"Always check oil level and fill when rockshaft arms are in the rear position"
The owner's manual says that also.
There should be an airspace in the top of the unit. The Touch Control fluid level rises when the arms go to the rear position. So if you filled it with the arms ahead, it has too much fluid in it. I would remove the filler plug, run the engine, move the lever to the rear, and let the excess fluid run out.
Just some info in case you didn't notice it.
Here is a pic of the sticker from TM Tractor. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-67.jpg
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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby ricky racer » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:37 pm

Good info, Glen. Thank you.
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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:20 pm

A trick I have also learned, the reservoir has a raised area right in front of the filler, and the actual oil storage area is further in, so it is difficult to tell how much oil is in the reservoir. I use a piece of wire with two 90 degree bends in it. The one for the oil is about 2 to 3 inches long, and the other about an inch long, which makes it easier to tell when the long one is pointed straight down. By reaching back into the oil reservoir area and using the bent wire as a dipstick I can get an idea as to how full it is and reduce the spills from overflowing it.
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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:52 pm

Good tip, John. My technique has always been to let 'er rip and clean up the mess afterward. I'll be making one of these.
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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby PhoenixRising » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:44 pm

Hi Glenn,

In your post on Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:50 pm you posted a page from the Manual of the Touch Control. I was wondering where you got the manual? Also if you could post the previous page that show the illustration #67 of the filler plug reference on the page you posted (page 69).

My Neighbor has had a Farmall 100 sitting in his garage for several years and we just dug it out and plan on bringing it back to life. He said that the touch control was not working, so we figured we start their. Of course the first step is to check and make sure the fluid is at the correct level. Since this is the first time with a farmall, I wanted to make sure I was check the correct plug.

Thanks for the help, I plan to start a thread on this forum with our experiences as we go through this.

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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:05 pm


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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby PhoenixRising » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:18 pm

Dale - Thanks they look perfect.

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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby baldwindiesel » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:57 pm

I have a friend who bought an old SUPER A that had sat for a very long time. He got it up and running but the TC didn't work. The pressure relief blew out and shot HOT hydraulic oil onto his legs; giving him second degree burns. It wasn't pretty. We always need to be mindfull of potential problems.

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Re: Checking the Touch Control Fluid

Postby Glen » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:15 pm

Hi,
Dale posted info for the Farmall 100, you probably figured it out from that.
Here are the 2 pages before the one I posted above.
The manual website is below that. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-65.jpg

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-66.jpg

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... s.com/Cub/


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