L1501DT Gear Forks and Some Service Advice.

xrmichael

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L1501DT, JCB 8014, Thwaits 2T Dumper
Sep 22, 2021
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Well hear goes the first post, been reading the forum for years on and off to help with keeping the old L1501DT going, she's used for log splitting and topping the grass in the paddock etc etc.


I’ve had the machine 15 years or so a grey import into the UK and it’s never been able to select 1st gear, so during a fluid change this week I decided to investigate the 1st gear problem, so after a couple of tractor mechanic in a cans (beers) went down in the afternoon I plucked up the confidence to brake the gear levers free.

After a little persuasion the top popped of one of the springs was stuck to the gasket but fortunately dropped on the floor so no fishing around with a magnet.

Looking into the slide I found a small piece of metal sat between the 1st and 2nd and revers slides stopping the 1st gear selection, on 1st inspection it looked like a woodruff key but I reckon it’s the end of a shift fork has anyone see these break off before. Must be my lucky day it could have caused mayhem

So to get to the bottom of the problem I presume need to remove the shift forks to work out which one is broken, is this as straight forward as removing the next section of casing ? do i need to remove the creeper lever ? and help appreciated I have the wsm and the parts manual but a little hand holding may boost the confidence

Also I have a grease nipple right on the front of the tractor looks like it would send grease into the front diff ? do you just put a couple of pumps in there ?
I have never replaced the steering box oil seems to be a square head nut for the fill but I struggling to find the drain ?

Cheers

Michael
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xrmichael

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L1501DT, JCB 8014, Thwaits 2T Dumper
Sep 22, 2021
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UK
Spent some more time on the tractor knocked up a make shift puller for the creeper lever not knowing if it need to be off to remove the cover it doesn't IMG_0583.JPG took the 2nd cover off add the broken part is from the end of the shift fork IMG_0584.JPG anyone want to sell one

spent some time cleaning up the crud from the gear box IMG_0582.JPG

found out that the front grease nipple is for the axle swing not diff

still cannot figure out how the steering gear box drains and fills
 

xrmichael

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L1501DT, JCB 8014, Thwaits 2T Dumper
Sep 22, 2021
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3
UK
Found a shift fork at Stavros Savva in cyprus shipped to the uk within 24 hrs, tring to find some gaskets in the uk also came acroos a youtube video of a guy installing the forks and lever covers

 
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Chanceywd

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Sounds like you are making some good progress so far. I hope it all comes together for you.

Bill
 

xrmichael

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L1501DT, JCB 8014, Thwaits 2T Dumper
Sep 22, 2021
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3
UK
Forks arrived and new gaskets all put back together and working fine. Was not as hard as I expected just a little fiddly with the interlock balls. At last 1st gear now operating. Could be a good winter project getting her blasted and recoated only 1030 hrs on the clock.
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Still none the wiser on the correct way to drain and fill the steering gear box opted for a large syringe.
Michael