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 08-13-2002, 16:38 Post: 41213
Paladin



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 Mechanical Condition of used 7275

Finally drove out to used equipment dealer (2 hrs each way) to check this bargain out. Here it is from the horse's (I am the horse) mouth. Serial 7275-21558, 472 hrs, very clean condition except for the two black stick-on vinyl panels on the dash, which are cracked and sun faded. Seems to run fine. I can't see the sun faded paint that I was told about over the phone. It's not bad at all. Loader bucket still has much of its paint and no dents - not one. Looks like it moved mulch only. Paint is barked off of rear PTO so my guess is that it once ran a rearmount mower. No paint barking where a mid mount would go. Price $12500 w/ loader.
Here's the BIG problem. Thanks to you guys advice I went directly to the tranny. At the rear of the engine, where the bell housing bolts on, there is a pretty fair oil leak, and there was an oil spot on the ground.
Since I talked to this dealer he took in another 7275 (much higher hours) and it has a sold sign on it. The second 7275 has a diffferent gasket between the motor and the bell housing - it looks like black rubber - and, no leaks.
Last, but not least, he is trying to sell me a new KingKutter 72" rearmount as being "every bit as good as Woods". I never heard of KingKutter. He also has a BEAT (missing parts) original Cub Cadet midmount 60". It looks like it would be a royal pain to take on and off.

Questions guys: Is this the leak I was supposed to find, how much $ to have fixed, anybody heard of KingKutter, is the Cub Cadet midmount worth messing with and is this a good deal?
THANKS!!






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 08-13-2002, 20:18 Post: 41222
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 Mechanical Condition of used 7275

I think the King Cutter will save you some money over the Woods. Woods will be top of the line where the King will work "more"than adequetly. I have a King Brush cutter and a Continental Belton finish mower. No real complaints. As for the rear case leaking, I would really check the seal on the axle of the tractor. A slow leak there will trickle down to the low point of the casting to look as if the gasket is leaking(if you have not done this yet). Unless you are a pretty good mechanic replacing those can be a pain in the ass. I manufacture gaskets, rubber, cork, or even paper for that matter should seal casing oil. I would not think that the material would be the problem. Good luck.






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 08-13-2002, 21:14 Post: 41225
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 Mechanical Condition of used 7275

That oil leak sounds like a rear engine seal or a front trannsmission seal leak.
Either of these would mean separating the tractor to repair..
As far as King Kutter,I have several of their attachments and they work fine and at a reasonable price..






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 08-14-2002, 15:41 Post: 41243
Ted@Abbeywoods,LLC
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 Mechanical Condition of used 7275

Well Paladin, I think we covered this subject already, but on the outside chance that you missed something I'll give it to you again. Since the introduction of the Mitsubishi 7000 series tractors, be they Case or Cub Cadet, the most common leak is in one of the drive line interfaces (only rarely has an axle seal gone out at the young hours you mention) it will be easy to see spot the interface, but not so easy to find the source of the leak.

Chances are I can put my finger right on the leak, it is the gasket between the hydrostatic cover and transmission or input shaft seal. The gasket is probably the thick gasket you see, but not being there it's just a guess. Any of these following parts are sources for leaks and require splitting the tractor, and about $1200 to $2000 for repair plus parts, depending. Remember, once it is apart, many items still can't be reached until repaired on the bench. If you want my advice, I say become fast friends with your Cub Cadet Service Manager or start taking your banker to lunch.

For the technical minded, here is the somewhat less than grand tour of possible leak sources;

Starting at the rea of the engine, there are (2) two rear main bearing seals, and (1) one gasket for the oil seal housing. Aft of the oil seal housing is (1) one large crankshaft rear oil seal. If it is a rear seal problem you will see the leak between the engine and the clutch housing - regardless of transmission or model. Oh yeah, your clutch will slip and chatter like a crazed chimp.

The next possible interface that could leak is the clutch housing to hydrostatic transmission / MFD drop box. The hydrostatic transmission is held captive between the hydrostatic cover and the transmission section. There are (12) twelve "O" rings and (1) one seal that could leak in the hydrostatic cover, most likely culprit is the input shaft seal. The hydrostatic transmission has (2) two seals and (4) "O" rings and (1) one gasket - this gasket is a known leaker! The hydrostatic transmission's port block has (7) seven "O" rings and (1) one oil seal that may be leaking. The transmission section has (2) two "O" rings that could leak.

Next on the leak list is the Mid PTO, it has (2) two seals, (1) one "O" ring, and (1) one cap. They may leak.

Last in the drive line is the rear axle which has (1) one RH & LH shaft seal and (1) one input shaft seal plus a housing gasket.

Despite all that could be wrong, chances are it is just one gasket or seal, and even confronted with a $2000 repair, the price still looks good. Good luck!






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