|Type:||Compact Utility tractor|
|Engine:||11 hp 8.2 kW|
|4x4 MFWD 4WD|
|Cab:||Open operator station.|
Power Take-off (PTO)
|Rear RPM:||540 (1.375)|
|Engine RPM:||472@2700 752@2700 1177@2700|
|Displacement:||33.2 ci 0.5 L|
|Bore/Stroke:||2.68x2.91 inches 68 x 74 mm|
|Power:||11 hp 8.2 kW|
|Gears:||6 forward and 2 reverse|
|Wheelbase:||46.5 inches 118 cm|
|Length:||71.7 inches 182 cm|
|Width:||35.8 inches 90 cm|
|Height:||45.3 inches 115 cm|
|2WD Weight:||988 lbs 448 kg|
|4WD Weight:||1054 lbs 478 kg|
|2WD Ground clearance:||12.2 inches 30 cm|
|4WD Ground clearance:||9.8 inches 24 cm|
|2WD Front tread:||27.6 inches 70 cm|
|4WD Front tread:||30.1 inches 76 cm|
|Rear tread:||27.6 to 31.5 inches 70 to 80 cm|
Hello from Finland! In this article, we'll delve into the challenges faced by one determined tractor owner, Gerald, who recently acquired an Iseki TX1000 tractor. Gerald encountered some issues with his newly acquired tractor, and we'll explore his journey in diagnosing and potentially resolving the problems he faced.
The Troubles Begin
Gerald's journey with his Iseki TX1000 started with a challenge - the tractor wouldn't start properly. After extensive troubleshooting and cleaning of diesel components, Gerald managed to get it running. However, thick smoke emanated from the exhaust, leaving him puzzled.
Possible Piston Ring Issue
One of the initial suspicions was that the tractor might have worn piston rings, leading to excessive smoke. The greyish-black smoke suggested a potential issue with combustion or engine compression.
Injector and Injector Pump Investigations
Gerald and his fellow tractor enthusiasts explored the possibility of clogged or leaking injectors. They emphasized that clean injectors are vital for optimal diesel engine performance. They discussed the significance of injector color: blue smoke indicating bad rings, while black or white smoke hinted at injector problems.
Parts Hunt in Finland
Gerald's quest for engine parts, specifically piston rings for the Mitsubishi KE55 engine, led him on a challenging search. He faced difficulties in locating suitable replacements in Finland, prompting him to consider alternative sources.
Looking for Front End Loader Options
Aside from engine concerns, Gerald contemplated enhancing the utility of his Iseki TX1000 by adding a front end loader. He explored options, considering both purchasing a pre-built loader and embarking on a DIY project to build one himself.
Gerald's journey with his Iseki TX1000 tractor showcases the dedication and determination of tractor enthusiasts worldwide. Troubleshooting and maintaining tractors, especially older models like the TX1000, can be a rewarding but challenging experience. Gerald's story reminds us of the importance of community support, resourcefulness, and the pursuit of solutions when faced with mechanical challenges.