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Series 1000 and 1500 1.15 . A Hydro - Gear 314 - 0610 hydrostatic transaxle 2 . NEW HOOD DESIGN with a different final drive ratio is used on LT 2.1 . Early 1000 and 1500 Series tractors used a vari - models having 22 â rear tires . Hydrostatic tran - ety of steel hoods and side panels . Later ones saxles have a rocker pedal to control forward resembled those used on the 2000 and 2500 and reverse direction and speed . See Figure Series tractors . 1.15 . 2.2 . The hood presently used on the 1000 series tractors is a molded 1 - piece design . See Figure 2.2 . Figure 1.15 1.16 . A Hydro - Gear 320 - 3000 hydrostatic transaxle is Figure 2.2 used on GT designated models . This is a sub - stantially heavier duty IHT than the one used in the LT models . Hydrostatic transaxles have a 2.3 . The 1000 Series hood opens from the back . rocker pedal to control forward and reverse See Figure 2.3 . direction and speed . See Figure 1.16 . Figure 2.3 Figure 1.16 3 Page: 2
Series 1000 and 1500 â¢ A pair of gas charged cylinders provide lift assist . 2.4 . The 1000 Series hood can be easily removed : See Figure 2.5 . See Figure 2.4 . Gas lift Cylinders Pivot Rod Figure 2.5 Figure 2.4 2.6 . Anew spring - loaded latch was added to hold the hood closed . See Figure 2.6 . â¢ Disconnect the headlight wires â¢ Release the retaining springs â¢ Align the bolts in the hood with the slots in the hinge . â¢ Lifting the hood off of the tractor . 2.5 . The hood used on the 1500 Series tractors for 2005 and 2006 is more substantial than that used on the 1000 Series . It is a one - piece molded design very similar to the one used on the much larger 5000 and 6000 series tractors . See Figure 2.5 . Figure 2.6 Figure 2.5 â¢ It opens from the front . 4 Page: 3
Series 1000 and 1500 2.7 . Atorsion spring keeps the latch secure until the 3.2 . Disconnect headlight harness ( plugged secured lower pivot latch is intentionally pulled up , to to hood lift cylinder ) . See Figure 3.2 . open the hood . See Figure 2.7 . Headlight Harness Torsion Spring Upper Pivot Pivot Rod Latch Cotter Pin Lower Pivot Latch Figure 3.2 Figure 2.7 3.3 . Remove the air deflector baffle using a 3 / 8 â wrench . 2.8 . The hood latches to a sturdy rod that is mounted See Figure 3.3 . to the front of the frame . See Figure 2.8 . Hood Latch Rod Figure 3.3 Figure 2.8 3.4 . Support the hood as it is being loosened . 3 . HOOD PANEL REMOVAL : 1500 SERIES 3.5 . Separate hood from hinge using a 3 / 8 â wrench . NOTE : Use this procedure if the hood alone is to 3.6 . Lift hood off of tractor . be removed . Typical reasons might include replacement because of damage to the hood , or to ease access for other service . 3.1 . Disconnect ground cable from battery using a 7 / 16 â wrench . 5