Looking at a Yanmar YM1510 D

cjet69

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Went and looked at this Yanmar YM1510 D today. They said they can't get it to run, but it does turn over. It also has a broken upper lift arm on the 3 pt and possibly something wrong with the front drive system. We will know more if and when we bring it home.

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cjet69

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Did some research last night and found several forums talking about front axle parts are hard to come bye. Hopefully we can find used parts if the front axle does have a problem.
 

4getgto

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Here's some dealers that might be useful. There are more that I can post if needed. Most will ship and maybe offer advice.

Gary Jamieson
Jamiesons Tractors
RR5 Box 5146
Honesdale PA 18431.
Ph 1-570-253-4810.

Wengers of Myerstown
831 South College St.
P. 0. Box 409
Myerstown, PA 17067
800-451-5240

EFC Equiptment LLC
1243 Montana
Richland, WA 99301
509-521-1507

Cooper Tractor & Equipment LLC
Memphis, TN. 38134
901-409-2714
866-238-0769
Yanmar & Other Models
 

cjet69

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Hey, thanks for the great info. :thumbs:

We got the tractor loaded and hauled home today. They threw in a rototiller that went with the tractor also. Now its time to see if we can get it running and check the front end.

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cjet69

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After days of trying to get this thing started and getting nothing but a pop or 2 with some smoke, we finally got it fired up. After some research I found these have what is called a Thermostart plug rather than glow plugs. When I checked for power at the terminal I got nothing. I traced power to a bullet connector but not through it. Pulled it apart, cleaned the greenish corrosion off and got power. When it fired up it ran a little rough with some white smoke , but smoothed out and cleaned up quickly.
 

4getgto

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In a nut shell..
When the thermo start is powered a element glows red, the heat opens a valve, diesel fuel drips on the coil and ignites on fire.
This warms the intake air and the flame is drawn into the cylinders when cranking over.
Normally not needed when temperatures are more than 40 degrees +/-. Your mileage may vary. They do work good and help a lot.
Good to hear you got it fired up. They're good tractors..
 

cjet69

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After running it a bit we found the charging system and hydraulics aren't working. I think the VR is bad because the alternator is putting out 33 volts AC. I checked the fluid level for the trans/hydraulic and it is good. Pulled the filter and it looks plugged. The new filter should be here tomorrow. Also has a bad looking hose going to the pump.

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olcowhand

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Great deal.....just cost of filter, oil, and some shop time! Oh, and I assume new battery.
 

cjet69

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Yep, so far its in better shape than we expected considering it sat for years. Now its time to look into the front axle. We had it jacked up and the right axle/spindle has quite a bit of slop in it with grease or lube leaking out. I need to get it in the shop or under cover somewhere to tear it down. This might be where the money has to be spent.

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