View Full Version : John Deere 830 (1974) won't move

05-26-2014, 11:58 AM
My JD 830 will not move when gear is engage(forward or reverse), however if I engage the differential lock the tractor will move in forward or reverse. Can someone diagnose this particular problem?

05-27-2014, 12:19 AM
Sounds like a broken axle. Normally, only 1 wheel pulls, which allows different speeds of the rear tires during a turn. The differential lock locks both sides together, where they both turn the same speed & power, this is what gets you out of trouble when 1 side starts to spin in the mud.
Good luck with it.

05-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Good guess Redneck. :thumb: :tiphat:

06-04-2014, 02:34 PM
Tear into it now before you contaminate bearings with metal filings. Should have a clip or a pinch bolt keeping it from sliding out.