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Newbie

Postby Bustter » Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:02 am

Greetings to Ya'll: At the encouragement of a member EZ, I have joined the Forum. I just recently brought home my second Farmall. This one is a Super A. It's my 5th tractor overall. I'm just as excited about this one as I was with the others. A tractor is just: Well ya'll understand. I have a question: I drove Buster home (about 7 miles) and realized he was pretty dry in the rear gear oil. Question: I saw a video where a gentleman recommended cleaning and draining the rear end with diesel fuel and then filling up will gear oil 90 weight. I'd be excited bout any thoughts on the matter?

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Re: Newbie

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:51 pm

Are you concerned about the transmission/differential, the final drives or both? The technique you described is equally applicable to both and used by many on this forum.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Bustter » Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:57 pm

Hi Don: Thanks for your response. Yes to both. The housing and the filler plugs appear to me to service the transmission and the diff. So I thought to just put some diesel into both filler holes (on top) drive a very short distance, shut it off and drain it (even drop the bottom covers, clean them out) and put fresh 90 gear hole back in the filler holes. Am I on the right track? Thanks Don for any insight you have on this.

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Re: Newbie

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:58 am

Definitely on the right track. Most people drain the old gear lube out and then refill with diesel. Drive it around for a short time (15 min) and then drain that out. Clean the pans, replace the gaskets and then refill with clean fresh gear lube.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:28 am

90wt gear oil can somtimes be hard to find. Here is one source from Tractor Supply...

Ford 90wt Gear Oil.jpg
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Re: Newbie

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:45 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Pap » Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:02 am

Welcome to the forum Bustter.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
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Re: Newbie

Postby Glen » Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:25 pm

Hi,
The Super A operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Super A needs.

Below is the Super A operator's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is an index beginning on page 74.
It shows how the Super A originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 20.
The Lubrication Guide picture is on page 22, and shows what needs lubrication.
Several pages after that show how to lubricate the tractor.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

Lubricating the fan hub is shown on page 34. The hub uses motor oil. If it gets low on oil, it can wear the fan bearing, or the fan can seize.
I use a clean, pump oil can to put oil in the fan hub on Cubs, if there is room on the Super A you could use the oil can.

The manual shows the electrical system that a Super A originally had.
It shows the electrical system with cutout.
Newer tractors have the voltage regulator system.
The Super A originally had a 6 volt, positive ground electrical system.

The 10 weight motor oil mentioned in the manual for the Touch Control was changed later to Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.
There are other brands, be sure it works with IH hydraulic systems before buying one.
The manual tells how to check and change the Touch Control fluid, and remove the air from the system.
Be sure to check the fluid with the arms in the rear, or down position, the manual says.

I would check or change all the oils before using the Super A. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Super A, the transmission, and 2 final drives.
The manual tells about changing the trans oil on page 25, and the final drive oils on page 26.

The air cleaner is an oil bath air cleaner. Dirt that is sucked in settles to the bottom of the oil cup. It should have clean, light motor oil in the oil cup to work right.

There is a search box at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can find info in posts that have been made. :)

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Re: Newbie

Postby Bustter » Mon May 02, 2022 8:41 pm

Excellent....Thanks so much to your replies and welcome. I have been able to download the manuals I'll be using for the SA. I'll deal with gear oil issue for the trans and diff first.....After that, slowly spend time getting to know Buster..Cheers Guys

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Re: Newbie

Postby Tired_Iron » Tue May 03, 2022 12:14 am

Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: Newbie

Postby EZ » Tue May 10, 2022 10:44 pm

Welcome to the best site on the www.
I see you are getting a great reception as expected. You will like the power of the Super A.
Def take a look at that fan hub and get some fresh oil in there.
We all love to see pictures if you get the time to post a few.
Cheers
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