Knackered T7 gearbox

One of the T7 260 has suddenly, whilst ploughing lost drive in all but the very lowest gears. It works hard in 12th and 13th gear and to me it sounds like the clutch packs have gone - although I have not actually seen it. The error code I am told is 2385.

What are my options? Are these boxes rebuildable by the local dealer, or is it an exchange unit job ? I bet not cheap either way !
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Just stop!

We were warned ours would fail and it did. If you keep using it will weld itself together and cost much more to fix.

Think it was low range went in ours. Did all 3 when they had it stripped down. Ours had done 5.5k hours. Was 6.5k to fix if I remember correctly. That was new Holland dealer. Several years ago.

@PSQ Had a much worse outcome.
 

cosmagedon

Member
Location
North Wales
2385 - Inconsistent ratio of transmission output speed and engine speed

I would always calibrate the gearbox first and see what it comes up with, but there's a good chance the medium pack is slipping. The gearboxes can be rebuilt, generally its medium and reverse packs that go as these are the ones you always pull away in so take the most slipping, how many hours has it done? No other problems with it recently?
 

cosmagedon

Member
Location
North Wales
That's pretty low hours for the packs to go but not unheard of, did it calibrate ok? You can roughly tell how worn a pack is by the figures during calibration, the higher the numbers the more worn out it is.
 
Approx £6k job for mid range clutch pack?!
Bus as above...park her up, it’s 40 odd hours plus parts... just depends how far it’s damaged....regard to above on the hours...not uncommon at those hours being worked hard...has it been tuned at all?
 
Job dependant obviously but if it was me id be goin for the crow bar gearstick 😉

I don't think you can beat a modern tractor with all the controls on the arm rest if you are in the thing all day for weeks on end. Makes the job a doddle.

I have done nothing like the time a lot of you guys have in semi-powershift machines or even crunch boxers but fudge that, I have no desire to repeat the experience. Modern CVT machine with electric linkage and spools makes the job a piece of pish and you get out of the machine feeling as fresh as when you got in it. Complete no-brainer to me.
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
I don't think you can beat a modern tractor with all the controls on the arm rest if you are in the thing all day for weeks on end. Makes the job a doddle.

I have done nothing like the time a lot of you guys have in semi-powershift machines or even crunch boxers but fudge that, I have no desire to repeat the experience. Modern CVT machine with electric linkage and spools makes the job a piece of pish and you get out of the machine feeling as fresh as when you got in it. Complete no-brainer to me.
Each to thier own but i like the plainer cheaper option as i dont like big loan payments
 
Thiinking now, after a proper diagnosis to just part ex the box for a re manufactured one. Definitely quicker.
Not had much luck with the bigger T7s drivetrains tbh seems they are all flimsy

With the Yank built Deeres. No problems
 

casemx 270

Member
Location
East midlands
Sorry to hear that ,if it makes you feel any better we have a Magnum powershift around 1800 hours transmission started losing pressure ended up with a new transmission, dealer said it could just be a o ring leaking Case coughed up some but the farm paid the most
 

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