300 followed me home Saturday

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Bezirk
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Tractors Owned: Farmall Cub 1949, Oliver OC3 crawler 1951, Ford 8 N 1948, Oliver 77 Row Crop 1953, JohnDeere, La, 1941, John Deere 4115/w loader, 2004, John Deere stationary power unit LUC, Farmall M, 1946, Oliver 77 Row crop w/ loader
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300 followed me home Saturday

Postby Bezirk » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:26 pm

I bought a 300 utility at auction this past Saturday and I have a few questions . ( it has power steering and TA )
What fluid is used in the powerr steering , and when engaging the TA , can that be done on the fly or does tractor need to be clutched and or stopped, I know how they work , but have never used one . Thanks for help .

Berlin
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IH 3160 Mower Deck
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193 Plow
IH528 Trailer
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1955 Farmall 300 (Clarence)
12V with Petronix
Woods L306 72"
1955 Farmall 100 (Thomas)
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Woods L59 60"
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Re: 300 followed me home Saturday

Postby ShawnAgne » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:31 pm

Hi Berlin,

My 300 is a rowcrop but doesn't have the power steering. I would guess Hy-Tran as that is what everything else in the 300 uses except for the engine of course but I'm guessing. But the TA questions I can answer for sure. It can be engaged/disengaged on the fly. When I got mine I was told do it quick, not slow. Also was told DO NOT have it engaged when going down a hill or any decline as the motor will free wheel. My 300 has a 72" woods deck on it and I use it to mow, I throw the TA in a lot when I need to go around trees as it slows it down to the right speed.
Shawn Agne

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Zip Code: 45380
Tractors Owned: 1952 Cub w/ 184 motor (Kid)
12V with Petronix
IH 3160 Mower Deck
54 Leveling Blade
193 Plow
IH528 Trailer
Front/Rear Weights
1955 Farmall 300 (Clarence)
12V with Petronix
Woods L306 72"
1955 Farmall 100 (Thomas)
12V with Petronix
Woods L59 60"
A60 Leveling Blade
Front/Rear Weights
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Versailles, Ohio

Re: 300 followed me home Saturday

Postby ShawnAgne » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:46 pm

Just read the shop manual and I was correct. The exact wording is Only IH "Touch Control" or "Hydra-Touch and Touch Control" fluids should be used in the hydraulic system. So that is modern Hy-Tran equivalents. Didn't stop to think that it would be running off the same resevoir as rest of the hydraulics.

Also in case you were wondering
28 quarts for the Transmission and Differential
6 quarts motor oil for the crankcase*
4 gallons coolant for your cooling system
2 quarts for the live PTO housing

*If you have a dipstick good for you, if there are stop cocks, get the conversion kit, found it to be a lot handier than the stop cocks.

As a side note the 400/450 is a whopping 60 quarts for the trany and differential, good lord!!!!
Shawn Agne

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Re: 300 followed me home Saturday

Postby Super A » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:53 pm

Use the TA just like a switch. Throw it forward for direct, snatch it back for low. Do NOT try to "feather" it. Only use Hy-Tran in the TA/rear end, the TA will thank you.

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