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TW-5 Serial Numbers: Location: Under forward right grill panel 1983: C694500
1984: C707400
1985: C732600
1986: A915854
1987: A917560
1988: A919438
1989: A922535
1990: A925099
Apparently 1986 or 1987 according to the link above.

Ford Garden | Answered on Jan 14, 2020

Lower inside of each brake drum housing is a slot for adjusting. Typical brake drum pad adjustment wheel is behind the slot.

Suggest you remove wheel and brake drum to inspect pads. Typically what happens is axle seal leaks trans oil and brakes slip.

Ford Garden | Answered on Jan 12, 2020


Ford Garden | Answered on Oct 13, 2019

1: Disconnect the battery
2: remove the seloniod (I just unbolted and unscrewed it from the starter and left the wires on it so I wasn't trying to guess what went where later when I get back to reassembling it.)
3: you have 2 bolts at the rear of the starter (the part of the starter that faces the front of the tractor.) You unscrew them to take the starter out. BE CAREFUL - if you pull the starter apart it will be a bear to get the brushes back in.

I had the additional problem of the "bendix" (the part that engages the flywheel) jumping over the flywheel so I needed to remove the bolts on the canister to the left of the starter and move it slightly out of place in order to complete the project. You may not have to do that but I mention it as a aid because I don't know why you're changing out starters.

In my case I found that although the starter was spinning the shaft was being chewed up because the engager (bendex - whatever its called) had jumped the flywheel and was resting against the flywheel. Really needed extra space to pull the starter because of that.

Also saw somewhere that that bendix needs to be drawn in in order to reinsert the starter (something about having to spin it in??? I'll be looking for that shortly myself.

Ford Garden | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

5.4 gpm

Ford Garden | Answered on Sep 19, 2019

I am not familiar with the model but I have some experience with the PTO fitted to truck gearboxes for various purposes. These are fairly crude spur gears and consequently are designed to be engaged only when needed and can be damaged if the vehicle is driven at road speeds with the PTO engaged.
The PTO can be a simple mechanical drive via a propellor shaft or direct to a hydraulic pump, water pump or generator and engagement is a matter of sliding an idler gear into mesh between the gearbox layshaft and the PTO and this is accomplished by manually operated rod or cable, switched vacuum, air pressure or electrical means; motor or solenoid.

It is easier to discover what is wrong if you first discover how it is supposed to work.

Ford Garden | Answered on Jun 02, 2019

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