|Allis Chalmers||Avery||Bobcat||Case David Brown||Caterpillar||Cockshutt||Deutz||Euclid||Ford||International Farmall|
|John Deere||Kubota||Massey Ferguson||Minneapolis Moline||Mitsubishi Satoh||New Holland||Oliver||White||Zetor||Miscellaneous (OTHER)|
|| SSB Farm Tractor Parts, Manuals & Antique Tractors||| Aftermarket Farm Tractor Parts||| Service & Repair Farm Tractor Manuals ||
|| Tractor Implements||| Tractor Seats||| Trailer Parts||| Tractor Loaders||| PTO Generators||| Rear View Backup Camera ||
|| Pedal Toy Tractors||| Tractor Books||| Tractor Data / Info / Specs||| Tractor Blog||| Antique Tractors History||| Related Sites||| Rustic Home ||
|How much is your farm tractor worth? Find resale prices for tractors built from 1939 through today, with complete specifications and serial numbers. Save 15% on our Official Tractor Blue Book sale!|
Search This Message Board:
John Deere 318 Drift Shaft Grease Fittings
|Paul Vogel||I am trying to perform maintenance on my JD 318 and am having trouble with what I think should be a pretty basic item. I am trying to grease the driveshaft that has three grease fittings (one in front and two in rear). However, I having dificulty getting to the fittings. It would really help if I could find a way to manually rotate the shaft so the fittings would align in an accessible conifiguration. I start and stop the enginer, the shaft spins, but when I stop the tractor they never seem to end up in an accessible alignment. I even tried driving the tractor to no avail.
|Dave||Paul - The two methods I used were:
1. Pull both plugs, use a wood dowel, and push on the flywheel to rotate the drive shaft to where I could reach the grease fittings. This was with the tractor up on jack stands and I approached the fittings from underneath with the belly screen removed.
2. Pull both plugs, pull the fender deck, access the grease fittings from above. This I found to be the easiest approach.
Good luck - Dave
|Paul Vogel||Thanks Dave. Will try No. 2
Post a Followup