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Posted October 15, 2017 - 08:51 AM

For the hydraulic lift it says raise, lower and float beside the lever. How does it float. The lever does not lock in that position with a dedent or what ever, or do you have to hold it in that position for float to happen.

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 09:06 AM

I know on my 14's and 16 that they hold in the float position. But one of them is tricky, it won't always stay. So there's something that must wear and then it won't hold. Years ago I had the spool valve apart on my 14 because it was leaking but never paid much attention to and don't remember the internal functions. It was years back.
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Posted October 15, 2017 - 09:12 AM

My14's all have the float position

One has hard time staying down like yours but they are supose to lock in float

Will be going to where mine are soon and will get picture of it in the float position


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Posted October 15, 2017 - 09:17 AM

Spray some lube on the linkages and spools that show at edges, maybe just gunked up. I've done that on other brands, but same situation. Have to also make sure the lever is pulling it enough for the extra length it moves and stays out.


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Posted October 15, 2017 - 09:31 AM

I think there is a set screw on the control valve that you can adjust a bit so the handle holds in the float position.  ???


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Posted October 15, 2017 - 09:47 AM

I believe this is the OMCO valve. Here's a pic showing the set screw Doug mentioned.

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Here is the picture I promised
First is in float
Second not.
This one use to be like yours but has gotten better the more I use it

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Posted October 15, 2017 - 11:18 AM

After looking in the MF 14-16 parts manual, the pic I posted is not the same valve.


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Posted October 15, 2017 - 11:35 AM

There is a ball lock out at the end of the valve body that holds it in float.  likely it's all dried up with gunk.  If I remember right, as said, there is an adjustment with a locknut on it.  You may take out the adjusting screw and clean it out best you can and lube it.


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Posted October 15, 2017 - 02:02 PM

Thanks guys. I have never needed the float, but have an idea for a sleeve hitch and hydraulic cylinder. This will be some time down the road project. If I do the project, I’d like the float to work.

Thanks again, Noel.
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Posted October 15, 2017 - 06:30 PM

If your going to make your own type of sleve hitch you should look into how the MF 550 tiller lifts using the mower deck lift cylinder on the MF 14 / 16

May make your project easier


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Posted October 15, 2017 - 06:40 PM

According to the parts mannual, On page 20 it says the valve is not serviceable, install new valve if necessary

Hopefully good cleaning and lube will bring back the float position lock for you


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Posted November 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

So, got the float lever fixed.  It was all in the linkage, worn a little in several places which added up to the lever not pushin the valve far enough to get into the float lock position. Thanks for the help.

 

Noel


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