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I have about 70hr on this machine & work it like they should be worked, but now abuse & have came to conclusion this is a great tractor for me. Then a loud itermentent violent pop comes from the rear end when turning left or even right & especially often when trying to use 2wd, will do it in 4wd but not as much.In between these violent pops that definately are coming from the rear end housing or axles, there is no noise & performs as should. All I need to do to get it to pop is turn hard left under load with 5' box scraper or even with a load in bucket, but it will also do it with no load at all, just not as much., my dealer said they will pick it up when I am ready. Thing is I suspect this will be a long fix. Have any of you had a similar problem with your tractors..? It sounds as if a gear is poping or slipping & it is not a mellow pop, it shakes the tractor when it does it.A real bummer as I really like this tractor & have many more summer projects to complete, I am sure this will be a long down time & dealer even hinted it would be because of the busy time of year. If you think you might know what it could be I would surely like to hear about it.
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Don't have a clue (I could only guess). Sorry you are having problems. It sounds like you really like the tractor otherwise. Please share it with us when you find out. :MTF_wel2: we are glad to have you. There are many friendly and knowledgeable folks here at MTF, so enjoy all the different forums. Click on ”Active Topics” near the top left of the page for all the latest activity. You can also register with other members from your state by clicking here:
 

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Joe,

Welcome to the forum! :Welcome1: There aren't a lot of 3032s out there, but this is the first I've heard with that symptom. If definitely should go to your dealer, maybe you can work out some kind of loaner deal for the down time.

Let us know how you make out. :)
 

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Thanks everyone for nice welcome. I just parked it for a trip to my dealer,...The loner idea is a good one & will definately hit them up for one. This paticular tractor I have a good feel for now on a 5.8 acre property with alot of trees to navagate around. I do not think any physicaly larger tractor would work at all here now that I have the 70hrs on this one. The 3032E steer like with a finger if wanted, & have very snappy & reponsive loader . I actually like the mast mounted single loader control. The one thing that has proven a huge plus is these are very roomy & deck is not cramped at all, so jumping on & off as I have to do for what I am doing is great. long hrs seems to not fatigue me each for seat & such.I am 43 & beat up contruction worker. I handles the 5' box scraper great & have a Rankin ripper & potatoe plow that also does great, I need a dang 3pt landscape rake for sure, that will be next. I have done lotsa 1 1/2" rock with it & without a ballast box just calcium loaded rear tires & did great. about 5-12yard dumps so far. Kills me to have to send it in, but that is how it goes in machine land, they can & do break, hope it is a flook thing, I have not read any problems anywhere on the net on reviews of this tractor, but no one has over 200hrs on one yet I suspect. Has aluminum rear housing , but alot of CUT's & bigger do, so I am not to worried about that, this is internal & hope the dealers mechanics no what the heck they are doing. I have a difficult time trusting such things, but no choice this round. Thanks again.
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Sounds like the hydraulic pump for the steering has a problem...your hydraulic fluid level is okay?

Is there any decrease in operating the implements hydraulic controls?

I would NOT delay in getting in in under warranty...;)
 

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Welcome to MTF. Sorry to hear you are having problems. It sounds to me like it could be a problem in the differential or the dif. locking mechanism. Let us know what they come up with.

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Yes, I am to call them tommorrow morning as soon as they open, I shot tractor off with air as usual & left outside for pickup.The symtoms seem major & definate sounds & feels bad, All hydro's work as new. I will definately let everyone know WTF went wrong. The positive for me is I am lucky enough to even have a tractor, so I must look at it this way.
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I just bought a 3038E brand new about 2 mos. ago, only have about 10 hrs. on it so far but, heavy loader use, and 51/2' box blade use dont seem to give it any problems, have not heard any strange noises out of it yet. Please let us know what the fix is, also the pricing on these tractors is unbelievable. Good luck with your problem.
 

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Had about 75hrs when they picked it up yesterday & hrs done in 2 months, I really got to where this tractor did nothing wrong in the basic work department. I do alot of box scraping, but nothing abusive or fast. I did do heavy loader work, but that shouyld have nothing to do with this. After I find out what went wrong, I will be also talinking to the mechanics 1st hand & not just my salesman that I deal with down @ local JD dealer.I want to know exactly why..? it happened & no short ended answeres for me. This down time is costiung me big in the get sh... done department. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is a FLUKE & not some desighn flaw. Does anyone happen to know where all the rest of the running gear is manutactured in the 3032e.." all Yanmar..? that would make me feel better if it was all Yanmar, What I am scared of is finding out is a made in China type thing on all the running gear excluding the Yanmar MIJ motor, that would send me over the top.
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Does anyone happen to know where all the rest of the running gear is manutactured in the 3032e.." all Yanmar..? that would make me feel better if it was all Yanmar, What I am scared of is finding out is a made in China type thing on all the running gear excluding the Yanmar MIJ motor, that would send me over the top.
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Hi Joe

Some of the small JD's are actually manufactured by Yanmar in Japan (My 2320 has a tag on it that says so). The hydro drive trains are also made by Yanmar as well but use another brand name like Torq Tuff. Some of the larger CUTs are manufactured in the US and some of the parts come from Yanmar and I am sure many others, but I am pretty sure you won't find any poor quality Chinese stuff in the major systems of the machine. That said, you can get whatever level of quality you want to pay for from Chinese manufacturers these days, including ISO accredited manufacturing. Unfortunately most of the cheap Chinese tractors out there are not made to a high level of quality as many owners have discovered.

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Could it be that your tractor does not come out of the 4WD mode when you shift to 2WD?? Then a some point later it comes out with a bang?? My 4WD truck gives me problems sometimes.

If this is the case, I would try to find a method to get it to release when you shift to 2WD. Like backing it up to relieve any force holding it in 4WD. You can usually get some indication that the 4WD has released.
 

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I sat on a 3032e yesterday at a farm show. I really like the "no frills" aspect of it (for instance, I NEVER take off my loader). Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
 

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I did actually look underneath while running forward & reverse pedals with my hand, ... dangerouse I know but curiousity got the best of me. The driver line turned in 4wd & 2wd which I assume is normal, I couldn't get driveline to free spin in 2wd which is probablly normal also,. The rear end caseing is aluminum, bit of very well made it looks to be extreme quality, nothin sloppy of cheap looking what soever. every nut & bolt has been gone over & marked by a JD employee in GA. The top of the rockshaft are is not aluminum & suspect cast steel. the transmission cover is also cast steel. I have crwled around * looked at every square inch of this tractor & didn't see anything that freaked me out at all. & literally ever nut & bolt is markered in white & some double marked in black & white, including lug nuts.As far as the tool it is supposed to be from a performance aspect, I find nothing wrong with this series of trator, it actually accells at most every thing, very large working room for legs feet, etc..very quick responding loader. 3 pt hydro work very nicely & adjust very quickly for highth.Super easy to driver in tight spaces, as my heavily treed property & power is very good. balso ran it all day many times in very high heat & nothing over heated, a very nimble & stable tractor for a CUT, but jury is still out untill I find out what & why this break down accoured.
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Just got off phone with dealer & tractor is fixed & will be back home this monday. Problem was an adjustment for the Diff-lock was out of adjustment from the factory, mechanics also told me not to worry about any permanent damage. So accourding to the dealer all is now well & all pops & bad noises are all gone. Maybe this happening can help someone out if they get a similar symptom with there 3032E or 3038E. I surely didn't expect it back this fast & only called to talk with mechanic. I did expect about at least a couple month down time,this is great news for me as I have vacation in 3 weeks & was going to work on the property with my time off. Thanks for the help
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Joe,

Glad to hear about the fast service! Hope that all is well as it sounds! :)
 

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mechanics also told me not to worry about any permanent damage.

be very careful with this. I've heard this too many times. the dealer is probably a good guy - but if he quits or retires, and the new service manager doesn't remember the history you'll be SOL.

They may have looked at the gears and they may have looked fine - but they could be stressed... get the statement "on paper" with a commitment that if it breaks 4 years from now, you'll be covered.

cheers...
 

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I worked the 3032e for 1st time today since returned from service. Ran 8hrs hard useing Rankin ripper & middlebuster for about 500' of ditches, 5' box scraper & some loader work. Ran in 2wd & 4wd, no noises at ll. I can see where the diff-lock actuator shaft is now about 3/8 to 1/2 further out of the trans case then it was before service. Definately was the cause of it & did get entire ordeal documented with copies now in my safe at home. Thanks for the help & happy tractoring.
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I worked the 3032e for 1st time today since returned from service. Ran 8hrs hard useing Rankin ripper & middlebuster for about 500' of ditches, 5' box scraper & some loader work. Ran in 2wd & 4wd, no noises at ll. I can see where the diff-lock actuator shaft is now about 3/8 to 1/2 further out of the trans case then it was before service. Definately was the cause of it & did get entire ordeal documented with copies now in my safe at home. Thanks for the help & happy tractoring.
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Great to hear you have it resolved and paperwork in the safe. Good luck with your new toy... errr machine. Please keep us posted as to how she performs as you go along because it is such a new model we don't know much about it. Thanks. :fing32:
 

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Glad to hear it was an easy fix. Sounds like you are giving it a good workout.

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