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#1 motobreeder OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:58 PM

Last weekend, I scored a 54" plow for my JD 300.  A single cylinder for the lift (mechanical angle), which is good since my GT has only one pair of outlets.

 

 

Which is wrong?

 - the two hoses on the plow have identical hydraulic quick-connect ends

 - the couplers on the tractor are different - the bottom one is smaller

 

Should they be both the same or are they intended to be different/keyed?

 

 



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Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:31 PM

The are the same size connector.  


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 07:35 AM

yes they should be the same size connector.  have u tried connecting your hoses to them?


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 08:12 AM

I tried connecting the hoses.  Either hose from the plow will connect to the top but not to the bottom.

The couplers on the tractor are two different sizes.

 

Tractor has gone through a lot in it's life, so i suspect someone may have changed one of the couplers.

Hopefully this can be resolved with a quick trip to princess auto.



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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:41 AM

you can find those hyd. couplers at any farm store, or online too.  Epay might be the good source for it.  same ones were used on all the 120, 140, 300 series.


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 10:55 AM

I picked up the couplers (male/female combo x2) at the local Napa.  I would replace both male and female fitting while I am doing the work.


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Thanks to folks here, I went to princess auto today and purchased a new quick coupler for the tractor.

There was a huge metal rack welded to the front that took an hour to finish cutting off.

A few more minutes and had the new coupler on the tractor.

 

Mounted the plow and after swapping lines - forward is down and back is up.  The blade will easily lift the front wheels.

 

 

Now i need to investigate what's going on with the motor.  I was running around, gave it a quick run in reverse and the motor started to sound "funny" - slow and lumbering.  I turned off the key and the motor continued to run, backfired a few times then stopped.


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