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Apr 18, 2019 | 20:06 1 Hydrolic tank is leaking on bottom . How horrible of a job is it to take out? Reply With Quote
Apr 19, 2019 | 02:31 2 I’d just weld it where it is if you can get at it Reply With Quote
Apr 19, 2019 | 07:08 3 Doesn’t it just unbolt and drop straight down? Reply With Quote
Apr 19, 2019 | 08:19 4
Quote Originally Posted by TASFarms View Post
I’d just weld it where it is if you can get at it
That is what I would do, and have done on other tanks. It gets a little exciting as the leaking oil tends to ignite and makes it difficult to finally plug the hole. I suppose draining it first may be a safer option, but does take some of the fun out of it. Reply With Quote
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  • farmaholic's Avatar Apr 19, 2019 | 08:36 5 Is that tank sitting on a cross member tucked up against the side frame rail? ....just close enough but not far enough away to prevent dirt and straw from accumulating between them. Did it rust out or wear through from vibration on the mounting base or straps. If it's rust, you have to wonder when the next spot will let go. I believe we've cleaned(blew or washed) out that space on ours(855) before. Our old relic(1980) doesn't see alot of action anymore...harrowing or land rolling or pulling disc or cultivator around in fall. Archaic and crude but fairly darn dependable! Even sold the $7000.00 load sensing Atom Jet off it afew years ago....that will never have been anyone's drill tractor anymore anyway. Pretty much got the same money we paid for the Atom Jet when we first installed it..."inflation" erasing "depreciation".... on some stuff it works. Wouldn't mind replacing the tractor with something "newer"(relative to 1980) with no chloride and dry weights....in the Case line.

    Best of luck! Reply With Quote
    Apr 19, 2019 | 08:41 6 Yes has cross members in the way looks like a few words are going to be said taking it out or in a position to hopefully weld it Reply With Quote
    makar's Avatar Apr 19, 2019 | 09:36 7 Tranny comes through the floorboards, think i pulled the tank at the same time when i did the 850. Reply With Quote
    Apr 19, 2019 | 11:49 8
    Quote Originally Posted by makar View Post
    Tranny comes through the floorboards, think i pulled the tank at the same time when i did the 850.
    Yea this 835 had the floorboards out Not as bad a job as it seems
    Cant dry it off and jb weld it ? Pretty amazing stuff sometimes if its not all rusted out Reply With Quote
    Apr 19, 2019 | 11:50 9
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Is that tank sitting on a cross member tucked up against the side frame rail? ....just close enough but not far enough away to prevent dirt and straw from accumulating between them. Did it rust out or wear through from vibration on the mounting base or straps. If it's rust, you have to wonder when the next spot will let go. I believe we've cleaned(blew or washed) out that space on ours(855) before. Our old relic(1980) doesn't see alot of action anymore...harrowing or land rolling or pulling disc or cultivator around in fall. Archaic and crude but fairly darn dependable! Even sold the $7000.00 load sensing Atom Jet off it afew years ago....that will never have been anyone's drill tractor anymore anyway. Pretty much got the same money we paid for the Atom Jet when we first installed it..."inflation" erasing "depreciation".... on some stuff it works. Wouldn't mind replacing the tractor with something "newer"(relative to 1980) with no chloride and dry weights....in the Case line.

    Best of luck!
    Case is good lol Reply With Quote
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  • Apr 19, 2019 | 12:00 10 If you can apply vacuum to the tank. Should stop it from leaking and you can clean it up and JB-weld it. Reply With Quote
    Apr 19, 2019 | 12:37 11 back in the day , we used to rub a bar of soap into the leak , dry it and jb weld also , the soap would stop the leak on a gas tank anyways Reply With Quote
    Apr 19, 2019 | 16:14 12 If yours is anything like our 875 there enough oil under the cab it’s hard to figure out which leak is the worst culprit😉. I’d have to look but aren’t those crossmembers removable? Crazy thought. Good luck Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar Apr 20, 2019 | 08:54 13 I am "almost" tempted to look under our old 855 chore horse and see if the wall of the oil reservoir is recessed to allow for the brake disc mounted on the back of the "Flintstone" geared tranny. I seen something like that somewhere but can't remember for sure.

    Wait for it.....
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    farmaholic's Avatar Apr 20, 2019 | 08:55 14

    Yup, isn't that special! Reply With Quote
    Apr 21, 2019 | 06:15 15
    Quote Originally Posted by Robertbarlage View Post
    Hydrolic tank is leaking on bottom . How horrible of a job is it to take out?
    Did you get the tank out? Can you see exactly where it's leaking?
    Not sure if someone who has actually done it(I haven't) has commented or not but looks like 7 options:

    1. Take out cab floor, move hydraulic hose out of the way and maybe it will come out through the floor. That's if it can be maneuvered around the brake disc. I would do some measuring first.

    2. Take off transmission input shaft and brake disc. This might free up enough room to get the tank out the front. The tank would need to be tipped up at the back and the hydraulic oil filters removed.

    3. Take three bolts out of the transmission mount cross member, loosen the fourth and bar the transmission out of the way enough to remove tank. Might require removing shift linkage to the transmission, possibly taking off transmission input and output shafts and removing hydraulic filters.

    4. Quit using that tank and put a new tank on somewhere you can actually get at it.

    5. Park tractor

    6. Use as is

    7. Sell as is and replace

    The tank is likely leaking in an area that is completely inaccessible to repair in place. Might even have rusted through. Reply With Quote
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  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Apr 21, 2019 | 07:24 16 I should have bought one at a Sale last year.

    That is my next Rebuild project.

    From bottom to top. Reply With Quote
    Apr 21, 2019 | 10:00 17 I’d love to rebuild ours that old beast been a great old tractor don’t use to much anymore but still need to run good I hate oil leaks! Next week will tackle it Reply With Quote