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Old 04-10-2021, 03:58 PM
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Default New Holland 1715 R&R Clutch

NH 1715 tractor 1996 yr model 1500 hrs.
Tractor over time was losing power, not the motor the drive.
Decided it was a clutch issue.Tractor was getting to the point it didn't even want to creep up the trailer ramps.
Split the tractor in half, took me about 6 hrs.
Inspected the clutch plate looks fine,very little wear.
Inspect the pressure plate and was relieved to find that 2 of the three springs appear weak.
Order the parts, clutch, pressure plate, bearings.
3 days later I install the clutch using a universal alignment tool.
Spent about 2 hrs trying to line it up and got so frustrated I had to take a break.
Called a Friend for some help and with one guy on each side after about 1l2 hr the splines lined up and the shaft went in and it felt so good. Put the tractor back together. Has power like new.
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:21 PM
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Kingston plastics is a good source for cheap alignment tools. They’re plastic but hold up for several years if taken care of. And damn reasonable at $30 or so shipped. I’ve used them for some real oddball tractors and they worked great.

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Old 04-10-2021, 06:49 PM
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Gad you found the problem! I have made wooden alignment shafts out of wood on the lathe for oddball stuff.
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:15 PM
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Always nice when you fix the issue and everything is right with the world again.
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:04 PM
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Nice repair. Glad you figured it out.


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Old 04-11-2021, 12:49 PM
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I don't care how experienced you are,
splitting a tractor takes a gut check.

Well done
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:07 PM
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I don't care how experienced you are,
splitting a tractor takes a gut check.

Well done

It’s a much easier job in the right place, a good, smooth floor and a real good jack, or some sort of crane makes a world of difference.

When I was a teen, working with a cousin, we’d split Ford N series tractors and swap engines for rebuilts. We were to the point we could do two in a day if we didn’t re-install the sheet metal.


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Old 04-12-2021, 11:38 PM
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Never split a tractor, but the coolest idea I've seen is to use bulldog type trailer jacks bolted to the engine block/frame rails to keep the halves from falling on the floor.
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:17 AM
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A lot of tractors also have a pivoting front axle. Some we would make wooden wedges to prevent the engine ‘rolling’ on that pivot. I’ve also seen chain or ratchet straps used in the past.


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Old 04-13-2021, 08:38 AM
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I like that rig holding the front half
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