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Rob - My X748's diesel is different so forgive my lack of knowledge on this. Is the green hose in the 1st pics a drain hose for the filter oil run off (my Yanmar does not have one)? Was the wire tie only there during the change and then the green hose tucked back up someplace?

On the other side is the hose addition to get the drip point lower (so the oil does not flow over and mess up the hydro hoses)? Does it now stay there long term or was it just used during the change process?

:thanku:for sharing the pics and process (the bride too)!:thThumbsU
 

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Rob - My X748's diesel is different so forgive my lack of knowledge on this. Is the green hose in the 1st pics a drain hose for the filter oil run off (my Yanmar does not have one)? Was the wire tie only there during the change and then the green hose tucked back up someplace?

On the other side is the hose addition to get the drip point lower (so the oil does not flow over and mess up the hydro hoses)? Does it now stay there long term or was it just used during the change process?

:thanku:for sharing the pics and process (the bride too)!:thThumbsU
The Green hose is for draining the oil, it folds up and goes along side the top of the frame rail, if you take a little piece of wire and make a half loop you can pull that green hose down inside the frame rail nice and neat without any kinks in when your done.

I tie wired after I got it over the drain pan.



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Rob - My X748's diesel is different so forgive my lack of knowledge on this. Is the green hose in the 1st pics a drain hose for the filter oil run off (my Yanmar does not have one)? Was the wire tie only there during the change and then the green hose tucked back up someplace?

On the other side is the hose addition to get the drip point lower (so the oil does not flow over and mess up the hydro hoses)? Does it now stay there long term or was it just used during the change process?

:thanku:for sharing the pics and process (the bride too)!:thThumbsU
I just used it to change the oil, its like you say to keep the oil off the Hydro Hoses.

I keep the hose in with my oil filter removal tools.



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Wow excellent work Rob! That is a clean oil change!
 

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I have a couple questions, what do you guys use to lube your snowblower chain?

And I tried shifting the little yellow knob up and down and its hanging up a little, do I need somebody to rock the tractor back and forth to get it to shift.

Heres a picture of the yellow knob.

I need to get to the down position for snowblowing.



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I use JD Chain Lube but probably any chain lube will work. It is not very expensive.

https://jdparts.deere.com/partsmkt/document/english/pmac/33119_fb_chemicals_cleaner_lube_range.htm

MC441 - Chain & Cable Lubricant

Applications: heavy-duty: Ideal for all types of exposed chains, drives, hoists, conveyors, wire rope, cable, sprockets, land and roller assemblies, garage and overhead door hinges.

Features:
- Excellent lubrication
- Penetrates rapidly
- Reduces friction and wear on cables
- Resists rust and corrosion
- Can be applied while machinery is running
 

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I have a couple questions, what do you guys use to lube your snowblower chain?

And I tried shifting the little yellow knob up and down and its hanging up a little, do I need somebody to rock the tractor back and forth to get it to shift.

Heres a picture of the yellow knob.

I need to get to the down position for snowblowing.



Rob
Would twisting the PTO shaft back-n-forth allow you to move the yellow knob?
 

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Nice clean work Rob. I've managed to keep my changes drip free too, but my tractor is generally dirtier than your's on every surface. I've started gathering the filters, plugs, and fluids for the 200 hour service, which may wait till Spring if we never get snow this winter. Wink, wink.
 

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Nice clean work Rob. I've managed to keep my changes drip free too, but my tractor is generally dirtier than your's on every surface. I've started gathering the filters, plugs, and fluids for the 200 hour service, which may wait till Spring if we never get snow this winter. Wink, wink.
My first oil & filter change was after I had it a year, 8.3 hours.

Now after 2 years doing the second oil and filter change at 16.7 hours.

I keep thinking about going after all the neighbors driveways and getting some good seat time. But running the blower into unknown areas makes me a little nervous.

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I keep thinking about going after all the neighbors driveways and getting some good seat time.

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Go for it Rob! I have been plowing snow on my road for years and haven't had a speck of rust on it. That would be a sweet machine to get some seat time! That heated cab......

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And I tried shifting the little yellow knob up and down and its hanging up a little, do I need somebody to rock the tractor back and forth to get it to shift.

Heres a picture of the yellow knob.

I need to get to the down position for snowblowing.



Rob
Rob: My 455 did the same thing. I simply rocked the tractor back and forth and the pto lever moved.

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Go for it Rob! I have been plowing snow on my road for years and haven't had a speck of rust on it. That would be a sweet machine to get some seat time! That heated cab......

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I hear yeah Deerman, but if I break something I can't fix myself I know they won't help me out, and that would put me into a kind of not so good feeling about it, and then I say why deal with it.

I know if I start I won't stop, these little buggers are sure a lot of fun to drive.

The heater and clear visibilty and power steering are like driving a limo.

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Nice write up with many pictures of course. And you're absolutely right, it is better than a stick in the eye.
 
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