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#1 nickandkalin OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2016 - 01:23 PM

Hi everyone all of a sudden my tractor is having a hard time to lift the 3pt hitch. Anyone have any suggestions on what to look for?



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Posted June 03, 2016 - 01:23 PM

Sorry it's a ford lgt 165 close side

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Posted June 03, 2016 - 03:30 PM

My first thought is to check the hydraulic fluid, then the linkage. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 03, 2016 - 04:34 PM

Sometimes, a little oil in the right spots will help. Otherwise, check fluid level. If that don't help, we'll see you tomorrow morning!


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Posted June 03, 2016 - 07:51 PM

Maybe the linkage is worn some, and not moving the spool valve far enough. I have two of those tractors and lucky for me have not had any trouble yet with them.

Noel.
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Posted June 04, 2016 - 03:52 AM

Just throwing out another idea to cover the bases. Unlikely- but worth a shot. The linkage to the valve is held on the hydraulic control lever at a certain height by two cotter pins (at least on my tractor) If one of those pins were to break or fall out, the linkage would drop somewhat on the lever, and the effective leverage ratio on the linkage would be changed somewhat- making the linkage not pull on the valve as much. . Unlikely- but something to look for if the other fixes don't work and you pull the black plastic cover off the levers right behind the dashboard.


Edited by dualresponse1731, June 04, 2016 - 03:59 AM.





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