Re: New Holland 1469 Haybine noise
I'm not familiar with that piece of equipment, but looking through the parts diagrams at the New Holland web site it looks to be a strange beast. It has a separate "transmission" for each drive wheel, and it looks like when you engage the tension on that belt, the input side of each transmission starts spinning, and then there's a clutch pack inside each transmission that transfers the power on through a planetary gear type of setup to the output side of the transmissions, which is the hub that the wheel bolts to. Each of the "transmissions" has a drain plug, so I assume that they are supposed to have some sort of lubrication in them. My guess would be that it would take a UTF that meets or exceeds the Ford/New Holland M2C134D specification, as the planetary gear setup and clutch pack look suspiciously similar to the ones in the Select-O-Speed transmission in my 1973 4000 tractor and that's what kind of fluid my transmission takes. I would bet that the clutch packs are what are making the noise. Perhaps they aren't properly lubricated. It's possible that they're worn down to bare metal on metal though, so be prepared when you do take it apart.
If I were you I would get at least an operators manual, as that should have the routine maintenance information like where and how to change the fluids and where to check the fluid levels. Then make sure that all fluids and filters are changed, and if it's still making the noise then then you're probably going to have to open the transmissions up, in which case you should probably get a service manual. There's at least one each of a service manual and an operators manual on ebay right now for around $25.00 to $27.00 a piece.
Good lick with it, and I would be interested in some pictures.
Sean in PA
1973 Ford 4000 3-cyl gas w/S-O-S & 60 inch Woods rotary mower
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