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Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:03 am
by tractorfan
Is it simply a matter of removing the gear knob on an 880 Selectamatic, and sliding the boot on, or does the boot have to be ‘fitted’?

Thanks.

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:52 pm
by txtractorguy
I don't know specific to the 880, but if it's like my 885, the boot just slipped right on. It was a good snug fit.

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:53 pm
by tractorfan
Thanks!

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 pm
by tractorfan
Do the gear knobs unscrew?

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:22 pm
by db2d
Yes they unscrew

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:18 pm
by Henry&Saly
One of mine came undone and the other was stuck fast.

I ended up putting a little washing up liquid over the gear knob and slid the boot over the whole lot. Mine (cheap of eBay) fit well but don’t stay on when you change gear. Just for reference.

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Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:43 am
by GeoffDEAL
Usually large slip jaw pliers will remove the knobs or break them, put some old rag over them first if you dont want to mark them, plastic zip ties will keep the boots on same on leaver if rubber is loose.

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:21 pm
by jazo
Hi, putting a hose clamp on first then using your slip jaw pliers on that saves damaging the knob too

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 am
by tractorfan
Well they’re on but they don’t stay fitted on the bottom, especially on the H/L lever. The original ones seemed to be fitted. Oh well...

Thanks for the replies!

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:49 am
by db2d
Out of quriosity where did you obtain them from?

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:02 am
by cobbadog
I just purchased a pair from davidbrownsupplies for our 30C and hopefully they will fit nicely when I re assemble the tractor. These ones look similar to but not the same as a rubber boot for a rack and pinion steering box.

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:45 am
by tractorfan
I got them from Mayhill.

Re: Gear Lever Rubber Boots

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:23 pm
by Gard
I replaced the ones on my late 900, they would not stay in place on the transmission, I ended up cleaning up the casting a little with an angle grinder to make a better lip, and installing them with silicone gasket sealer. They have held up good since then. The boots came from davidbrownparts