Generator, next project after the lift and all fluids changed.
Well, I bought the manual listed above and it really, really sucks. It is hard to read and does not list the basics. For example, it tells you the capacity off the tranny/axle/hydraulic system, but not where to drain it, or fill it. Fortunately I can look at it and guess where, but it would be nice to be reassured.
Or under the generator fore diagnosis it does not list a single test procedure, just specs and tolerances.
But I did learn that it has power steering
I should really put some fluid in that... By the way what is Type-A transmission fluid?
I do think I know whats wrong with the lift, it uses the transmissions gear oil as hydraulic fluid. One of the shifter boots is cracked and may have let rain water in the transmission, it was cold, water freezes, hard to pump ice.
Hopefully an 8-GALLON fluid swap will solve the problem and there is no actual damage. Shifter boots will be replaced, and the tractor will be parked in one of the horse stalls instead of out in the elements.