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Was out working the 3400 today, clearing a blockage in the creek branch. Pushing some debris that I dug out and the transmission stuck in low gear.
I knew it had a problem after I brought it home, as the shift lever will spin in a circle, and I'm guessing that had something to do with it getting stuck.
So with that in mind, what is the most likely cause for it getting stuck and remedy ?? It's a three speed, hi-lo transmission.
I've never had a reason to open a transmission before. All I know about them is they move gears around to get different speeds and direction.
The New Holland parts book site isn't working today, so I can't get a diagram of what I'll be looking at when I pop the top. Any and all help appreciated.
I don't have the $250 for a service manual from Jensales or I&T, or $350 for one from NH at this time. Thanks for your input.
 

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is it really a 6/2 ( 3spd with a reverse ) in a 3400.. or is it actually a 6/4 which is what I expected it to be.

post the modelid if unsure..
 

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Yes, it is three forward one reverse with hi-lo range.
Fwd left 1st, back left 2nd, fwd right 3td, back right reverse./ Fwd low range, back high range.
Shift lever won't move from position with fairly moderate to heavy force. Clutch works like it should.
 

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Here ya go
 

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wow.. a B sereis trans.. amazing. ( I didn't doubt ya.. just wanted to see one like that. :) )

this was a stripped down unit.

no pto and a 6spd that was hardly used on anything other than the basic 2000 economy machines.

must have been a custom order.

that helps you a bit. the 6/4 MR would have been harder to work on.

if the shifter spins it's locating pin is gon.. you will be pulling the trans top for it.

if it is not stalling the engine.. that is GOOD.. it means it is not in 2 gears.

i have on rare occasion seen prior 4 cyl modes assembled as hyds and pto delete.. they bought them for mere drawbar apps usually...
 

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She starterd her life the first 20 yrs diggin' graves at a cemetary in Dayton, OH. Thus the 3' grading bucket.
They didn't need nothin' fancy, as it wasn't haulin' around construction sites.
I bought it from a tree nursery about 25 miles from the cemetary where she worked for the next 20 yrs. The rear end was replaced 10 yrs ago.
So can you walk a tranny novice thru getting it unstuck and back up and shiftin' ??
 

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first you will need to see if there is a bent shifter fork once you pull the top.. or any other binding.. otherwise she SHOULD shift normally. try having someone rock her, clutch depressed.. whaile you try to shift her to neutral.

punt range in neutral as well.
 

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Thanks, If you've been into one, you're more of an expert than I. May take a few days to get some help rockin' it, then I'll get back post what I find.
I would suspect the shifter pin will be fairly self explanatory, I'll stop by the NH dealer up at the end of the road and order one of those tomorrow.
 

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I like that idea. ;) Most likely this weekend before I can get my brother to come down and give me a hand. Thanks again. ;)
 

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Dave, my 4500 hoe is so worn, both shifting levers wobble left and right literally 130 degrees. It's a wonder I've not yet locked it in a gear yet. The hi-lo doesn't wobble quite as much, but still a lot. Our old Massey 44's would get stuck in low gear quite frequently. The lower end of the lever was so worn, it would slip out of the shifting fork slides and wobble all around. We'd have to pull the shifting lever to realign the shifters with a rod. Soundguy will get you going, I'm sure of that.
 

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These old hoes got used and abused by guys who didn't care, like a lot of company owned equipment does. The repair cost didn't come out of their pocket.
I've no doubt that Soundguy can walk me through whatever I find when I get it opened up. He's got mucho Ford knowlege stored up in that grey matter. ;)
 

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i'll need to get yo some new pics. that last one I sent was before my beard got longer and greyer.. and before my 4head was becomming a 5head :)
 
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i'll need to get yo some new pics. that last one I sent was before my beard got longer and greyer.. and before my 4head was becomming a 5head :)
Beard was kinda long but the 5th head hadn't showed up yet :? :? :lol:
 
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