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Hi all im new here and have been reading for 3 days straight. This is a great forum. We have a 2005 2305 with FEL and MMM 62" we bought this tractor with the intension of running a 48" PTO rototiller but after reading and talking to our JD service manager im kind of scared to put a PTO driven implement on it as I keep hearing ands reading about week gears and 4k in repairs from the transmissing letting loose. Can anyone fill me in on details and prevention. I have also been reading about a plastic fan that mine doesnt have for cooling the tranny and my dealer knows nothing about one. or a skid plate. Any feedback and pointers would be great.

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Welcome to the forum! :Welcome1: Your 2305 is stouter than you're thinking. All of the trannies I'm aware of that had issues were damaged by too long of a pto shaft. If you purchase an aftermarket tiller, you will need to pay attention to this. Your tractor does have a plastic hydro cooling fan that can be damaged by sticks etc. That said, plenty of us have many hours on these machines with no issues. Even if the fan is damaged, the repair has been documented and isn't as fearful as thought. You also have a low hydro filter that can be damaged. Most of us have an extra one on hand along with hydraulic fluid just in case. :)
 

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Freddy welcome to MTF! JDFanatic gives you great advise on the PTO shaft. There have been a small amount that have not fared well.:MTF_wel:
 

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Freddy,

You need to get underneath the tractor to see it. It's pretty high up and just under the seat. You'll probably have to slide out your 62C.

On another note, when you get a tiller, make sure you get a slip clutchto help protect the driveline. :)
 

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Thanks for that info. I have been reading here obout the slip clutches and I was wondering if anyone has a good site to purchase one I had read about those and the driveshaft issues along with the 2 different KK hogs and the 2 rear wheel one for the 2305. The slip clutch sounds like a good insurance policy as it seems all these implements have a 40HP shear pin in them even though they are rated 20 HP and up.

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We have a 2305 in our landscape business, it runs (from the pto) a 48" snowblower, 48" Tiller, 6" wood chipper and a post hole digger, around 600 hours now, not one issue with the tractor.
 

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Thanks for that info. I have been reading here obout the slip clutches and I was wondering if anyone has a good site to purchase one I had read about those and the driveshaft issues along with the 2 different KK hogs and the 2 rear wheel one for the 2305. The slip clutch sounds like a good insurance policy as it seems all these implements have a 40HP shear pin in them even though they are rated 20 HP and up.

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John Deere sells them, under the Fronteir name.
 

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Don't know how different they are but I have a 5105 with 915 hours on it. 800 of which were put on pulling a 6 foot bushhog and a tiller for the gardens. I have had no problems with it what so ever so I think you'll be fine.
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Below is a blowup pic showing a look at the plastic tranny cooling fan which is at the back of your drive shaft. I have worked mine hard in the woods etc. for years and haven't damaged it yet. That is not to say a stick couldn't work it's way up into it at any time. I have also dented my tranny filter before.

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Thanks for that info. I have been reading here obout the slip clutches and I was wondering if anyone has a good site to purchase one I had read about those and the driveshaft issues along with the 2 different KK hogs and the 2 rear wheel one for the 2305. The slip clutch sounds like a good insurance policy as it seems all these implements have a 40HP shear pin in them even though they are rated 20 HP and up.

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Some of the implement sellers include a slip clutch with the drive shaft. , at least as an option. My Land Pride RTR0550 tiller came with the slip clutch as an option. Shear pins can be obtained for differing break strengths. I used a grade 0 1/4 inch bolt on my old LP rear mower that I used with my Yanmar, but for the lighter duty 2305, I'd go with the slip clutch. You can adjust them to suit your needs, and the instruction books show you how to set them up.

The important thing is to disassemble it before you use it, and clean the clutch disc and plates, because if they sit out in a dealer's yard in the rain, etc, they can get stuck together. I even took off half the springs (there are 8 total) to lower the tension on the clutch for my X748's tiller. I can still bury the tiller without the clutch slipping, but it will quickly let go if I hit a rock or root. There is some setup involved, but once set, it's pretty much a leave-it-alone gizmo. Just keep it out of the rain so it doesn't get stuck together, if it sits for a while, and be careful not to get grease or oil on the clutch disc.
 

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Here's a couple of pics from my 2210. Should be similar.



 

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Hi

Welcome to MTF. You are doing the right thing by getting a slip clutch to use with PTO implements. The 2305 and other SCUT's have a lot of HP for the size of the transmission. There are no problems unless there is a sudden shock load and then there can be damage. It is not a problem unique to 2305's. I have heard of it happening to Kubota BX's as well. In the case I heard of, the brand new BX was mowing and the operator hit a metal post that was hidden in the grass, stopping the mower instantly and breaking the transmission. A slip clutch, when properly adjusted, would protect you from these sorts of accidents and is a good investment in my opinion.


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freddyk, Welcome to MTF! Are you from southeastern Ohio?
 
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