First Gator: John Deere Gator  -- Utility ATV Discussion Forum and Review First Gator: John Deere Gator -- Utility ATV Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Gator Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | 3 | 4 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 07-30-2009, 14:12 Post: 164486
purplewg



Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36

22
Filter by User
 First Gator

Hi folks I am new here and new to the Gator. I am picking up a project gator tomorrow morning. I was told the engine is good but needs "transmission work". Now I know nothing about these other than what I have read. I assume this has no transmission. Direct drive from the engine through the clutch to the final drive?

So when I drag this home tomorrow what should I start looking at for problem areas? Any help/advice is appreciated.





Picture Link
John Deere Gator: First-Gator

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-30-2009, 15:10 Post: 164487
hardwood

TP Contributor

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: iowa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3582
 First Gator

Purple;
Welcome to the form. I've had several Gators ansd currently have an XUV, I think those are the right letters, and so far have never had to get "IN" to a transmission on any of them so I'm not much help but another poster Gatorraider has forgot more about them than i'll ever know. He'll be along to help you out. Frank.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-30-2009, 15:17 Post: 164488
purplewg



Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36

22
Filter by User
 First Gator

Thanks Frank. I look forward to this "little" project. Smile






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-30-2009, 16:09 Post: 164490
kthompson



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South Carolina
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5083
 First Gator

Purple, will also welcome you here. Question on your gator, there looks to be a step or such on it. Is that right?> If so any idea if built that way or added on?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-30-2009, 18:28 Post: 164491
gatoraider



Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 521

7
Filter by User
 First Gator

I sure hope you didn't buy a turf gator that needs " transmission work" If you did, what you'll be looking for when you drag it home tomorrow is your wallet.......






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-31-2009, 14:34 Post: 164511
purplewg



Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36

22
Filter by User
 First Gator

It is not a turf gator. It is however big rust bucket. Smile It appears someone built a new frame under it and hence the running boards.

Ok, I do weld so I would worry about that stuff later. Here is the first problem I need help with before I go any further with it. Motor runs fine. It will not go forward only reverse. It does have a transmission. I wasn't sure. I hate some pretty decent mechanical skills so if some knows what I should look for I will be glad to open her up.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-31-2009, 15:21 Post: 164520
gatoraider



Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 521

7
Filter by User
 First Gator

If you split the transaxle case, the shift arm,that goes into the yoke that rides in the shift collar on the input shaft, has a round button on it that sets in that yoke. Sometimes the weld breaks on them and the button just floats around in there. Once you get in there, there are numerous gears etc. that could be bad. That shift collar that rides on the input shaft has a needle bearing on the inside of it that goes bad and won't let it shift sometimes. There is also a spring that goes thru the input shaft that has a ball on each end that holds the collar in gear.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-31-2009, 15:49 Post: 164523
purplewg



Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36

22
Filter by User
 First Gator

Dang, that was quick and I really appreciate it.

I just took a quick look and it appears the shift linkage is bent right where it connects to the arm coming out of the top of the transaxle. Is it supposed to be straight there? It has about a 30 degree bend at the first adjuster nut then turns and goes through that swivel joint. When I try to put it in low I can hear a faint grinding noise like it is trying to go in. That made me look at the linkage. When I pull it up to high gear it seems to want to move but doesn't seem to have uhmp to make it go.

Does that help at all. I just got it unloaded off the trailer.

Sorry about my lack of knowledge for all the parts. I hope to learn though.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 07-31-2009, 16:31 Post: 164525
purplewg



Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36

22
Filter by User
 First Gator

I may have misspoke also. After looking at some pictures on the web it might be a Turf. It just say Gator 2x4. I thought it would say Turf somewhere.

I took some pictures but I gotta run. I will post them first chance I get this weekend. Thanks again.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 08-01-2009, 18:14 Post: 164553
purplewg



Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 36

22
Filter by User
 First Gator

Here are some pic's of what I have deemed the Rust Bucket.


http://images.myphotoalbum.com/p/pu/pur/purp/purpl/purplewg/albums/album07/dscn0089.sized.jpg



http://images.myphotoalbum.com/p/pu/pur/purp/purpl/purplewg/albums/album07/dscn0090.sized.jpg



http://images.myphotoalbum.com/p/pu/pur/purp/purpl/purplewg/albums/album07/dscn0092.sized.jpg



http://images.myphotoalbum.com/p/pu/pur/purp/purpl/purplewg/albums/album07/dscn0087.sized.jpg





Picture Link
John Deere Gator: First-Gator

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | 3 | 4 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Gator Forum

Thread 164486 Filter by Poster:
badnova 1 | DennisCTB 1 | gatoraider 7 | Grandpa 3 | hardwood 1 | kthompson 1 | purplewg 22 | wilcox808 2 |




Most Viewed

+ Gator 620i gas in engine oil
+ JD Gator only runs with choke
+ John deere amt600 5 Wheel gator
+ Clutch Adjustment
+ TH6X4 wiring diagram
+ Gator 6x4 Overheating problem
+ John Deere Gator XUV aftermarket performance parts
+ JD Gator XUV 825i Noise
+ Kawaski Motor
+ clutch (motor)

Most Discussion

+ Gator 620i gas in engine oil
+ JD Gator only runs with choke
+ Snapping noise in front and re
+ First Gator
+ clutch (motor)
+ snow plow wiring
+ Just picked up a 2000 6x4 with
+ Gator won't idle...
+ e gator power
+ Input shaft spline or keyed

Newest Topics

+ Starter sometimes clicks but won t start AMT600
+ gator 550 xuv exhaust problem
+ Trouble shooting no fuel in lines 620I XUV after r
+ Parking Brake
+ Ability to creep
+ Gator TX starts then dies
+ Secondary clutch buttons
+ Secondary clutch buttons
+ 2001 JD 6x4 Engine losing power
+ 2005 HPX Gator







Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines