After years of having to work with a leaking tractor, bad breaks and a not functioning hand throttle we had put our Fendt Farmer 103 SA into “retirement”. Somehow the workshop we brought our tractor to was unable to fix these problems. Now a few years later we had to use him for snowploughing and noticed a big problem. The hydraulic fluid was almost completely gone. So it was hard to steer and the front end loader hardly got of the ground. A few years back we moved into a different area and we have met someone who can repair our old tractor. So we made an appointment and brought our tractor to him.
It turned out that the seal between hydraulic pump and engine was leaking. All of the hydraulic fluid disappeared into the engine. This is obviously not good. We asked the mechanic to check the entire tractor and also look at the problems we had and see if he could repair them.
He took out the hydraulic pump and changed all the seals for new ones.
He also took out the 4-wheel-drive clutch and gave it new seals, because this was also leaking.
He adjusted the breaks.
The hand throttle turned out to be the easiest fix, because he just had to adjust the tension so the hand throttle would stay in the position you put it in.
He also gave the connections between the different parts of the exhaust new seals. The tractor was always blowing out exhaust air out of every connection. Now there is now exhaust air leaking and the tractor is not as loud any more.
Because the hydraulic fluid was in the engine, he flushed the engine. So now there is only engine oil in the engine. Hydraulic fluid in the engine can cause problems and more rapid wear in the engine.
Also wile he was on it, he gave the tractor a complete service.
Now our tractor is back home again and we are so happy with the result. The tractor is as new. No more leaking, less noisy, a functioning hand throttle and the most important is good breaks. The tractor can actually stand still on a slope thanks to the functioning breaks.