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Ransome mastiff mk1 dipstick

Hello

I have a mastiff mk1 that I am working on. The mower would have originally come with a set of tools with it, one of which was a dipstick for the land roller and gearbox. I have had no luck finding one or finding out the volume of oil in both. 
Does anyone know the volume of either or have a dipstick they could send the measurements of?

 

thank you!

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hortimech Mon, 05/10/2020

Good job you have them Wristpin, you wouldn't believe how expensive that bent dipstick is, it also saves me having to dig mine out (home made, I refused to pay Ransomes ridiculous prices for them)

 

DJM275 Mon, 05/10/2020

Thank you Wristpin

I have been trying to find them for ages

wristpin Mon, 05/10/2020

Good job you have them Wristpin, you wouldn't believe how expensive that bent dipstick is, it also saves me having to dig mine out (home made, I refused to pay Ransomes ridiculous prices for them)

I suspect that they may may have been “liberated “ from a used machine. Boss’s perks!

 

Fletch Sat, 13/11/2021

Guys, is this dipstick the same for the Mk2 model, recently acquired one as a barn find and the rear land roll squeaks after 5 min of use, so I suspect that there is not enough oil in it. Anything else I should be aware of/advice?

Fletch Sat, 13/11/2021

I have recently acquired a Mastiff 30" Mk2 as a barn find. Is the land roll dipstick the same for the MK2? After about 5 mins of use the rear land roll starts squeaking, so i suspect that there is a lack of oil. Anything else I should be aware of with the Mastiff?

Fletch Sat, 13/11/2021

Gents, is the land roll dipstick the same for the 30" Mk2 Mastiff?

wristpin Sun, 14/11/2021

LAY0456 for both and regardless of 30” or 36” as the centre roller is common to both widths.  I suspect that your squeak is not emanating from the centre roller diff and it’s sealed oil bath unless only when turning,  as in a straight line the diff turns as one. Even then, it may be caused by the edges of the outer rolls rubbing against the centre one .  Also, don’t forget about the parking brake at the right hand end of the roller. That brake is often full of dust and dried grease.

wristpin Sun, 14/11/2021

LAY0456 for both and regardless of 30” or 36” as the centre roller is common to both widths.  I suspect that your squeak is not emanating from the centre roller diff and it’s sealed oil bath unless only when turning,  as in a straight line the diff turns as one. Even then, it may be caused by the edges of the outer rolls rubbing against the centre one .  Also, don’t forget about the parking brake at the right hand end of the roller. That brake is often full of dust and dried grease.