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Old 07-19-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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HI. Im working on A electro 12 . the transmission slips under load like a steep hill, it goes about half way and stops. It is fine on flat ground and the accessory hydraulics work (plow) no eradic squeels or purging just stops. I checked the fluid,linkage belt and pullys. Are these known for this should I look for a replacement or is a rebuild possible. I know this guy uses this tractor hard pushing trees and snow especially this year. any help appreciated.
thanks. Bill
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:33 PM   #2
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this is probelly that the rear is bad they are very expensive to rebuilt from what i have been told and you might have beter luck finding another tractor running for the price of rebuild or replacing the rear but you might find a rear
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:34 PM   #3
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rebuilding can be done if you ship it off and pay to ship both ways and the rebuild is about 500.00 so like kustoms find another one with a good tranny O shipping isnt cheap eithor.
there was a thread on rebuilding them
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, Im trying not to over look something small before I Break it down. Thanks again
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:44 PM   #5
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how far are you from gettysburg pa you could bring it over and i can help you look at it i have the almost same tractor and know were there is some more if you need parts i can help you to make shure its not something stupid
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:20 AM   #6
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im near Pittsburgh, kinda far but thanks anyway i appreciate the offer.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:32 AM   #7
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no problem ill try to help you any way i can
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chargers broncos should have the same rear end up to 1972 after that is a different rear end i think back to 68 is all the same
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:54 PM   #9
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Have you checked all the really obvious stuff like a slipping belt?
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:03 PM   #10
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Have you checked all the really obvious stuff like a slipping belt?
Good place to start.

As well I would go to the Toro site and download the manual. There is extensive information on the Sundstrand Hydro that could include something helpful. (Go to https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/ind...s&xCaller=Toro, enter 'Electro 12' for product name and drill down to the manuals. Or maybe you need to find the model number and enter here: https://lookup3.toro.com/request/request.cfm using 'none' for the serial number.)

I think there are check valves and possibly other minor things that can be repaired that might be the problem.

This unit may also be filled with ATF. You can replace that with 10W-40 engine oil (if you completely change to engine oil) and perhaps the extra viscosity could help build more pressure. Toro issued a bulletin on how to do that that you can search for.

Those are things I'd look into before I started looking for a replacement trans.

Good luck!
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