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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by bm3 View Post
    Its the first , I have to tie the lever to the side of the seat when I have it at the right position . I was concerned about harming something by doing that . If I raise it up all the way then it will stay . Deere said its not a leak or it would not stay up. Will not stay in any position other than all the way up.
    Well, if you cant find the adjustment for the friction, or even answer whether there is friction, I dont know what youll be able to find out or do. Perhaps dripping some loctite onto the pivot area. Perhaps not.
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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    i don't think glueing the lift lever up is the answer.

    the OP need to become familiar with the operation and maintenance of their equipment. OR get used to paying someone else ( dealer? ) to fix and maintain it for him.
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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    Friction is the key here as others have stated. On older tractors you could see the pivot point at the bottom of the lift lever it had a stud and a lock nut, if you would remove the nut you could remove the lever behind the lever is a round cork well best described as a washer. If the washer got to far compressed it didn't have enough friction to hold the lever in place sometime we could just tighten the nut but most of the time we just replaced the washer. I would think that you have something similar take a look.
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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    i don't think glueing the lift lever up is the answer.

    the OP need to become familiar with the operation and maintenance of their equipment. OR get used to paying someone else ( dealer? ) to fix and maintain it for him.
    Gumming up the pivot would serve a friction function. Once broken loose yould have a prevailing torque to move it. Lots of grades of loctite. One of em oughta work well enuf for him.
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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    i'd think something mor elike a belt dresing than a loctite which usually hardens.

    the real fix is address the friction media. if it is worn out.. goop won;'t be the correct answer.

    if it's not tensioned correctly.. goop won;t be the correct answer.
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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    Sorry been away from computer , there is friction , don't know how to adjust it , bought the tractor 4 years ago used with 500 hrs on it and this is the only problem I have had . It was doing this last year and a deere service tech checked it out and found nothing wrong , well it ain't right , that's why I went to see the service manager at the dealer and he tells me if it will stay all the way up and not leak down then its too heavy , I'm a retired floorlayer what do I know. I have a JD 1070 with 8,000 hrs and it stays wherever I leave it , frustrating

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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    if it's too heavy.. it will unseat the relief and not lift the load.
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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    IF you set the lever at some midpoint where you want it and let it go, does the lever move down? Is it so easy to move that it could be falling from its own weight and engine/mower vibration -- or maybe from hitting bumps while mowing?
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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    If you're going to fix it, fix it right. Dripping loctite on it is akin to wrapping it with duct tape and baler twine.

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    Default Re: Is my bushhog too heavy

    Here is what the 3203 online manual says.

    Using Rockshaft Control Lever:
    Use rockshaft control lever to raise and lower equipment attached to the 3-point hitch.
    The six calibrated setting are for reference only and do not signify specific operating depths. When the rockshaft control lever is moved forward, the draft arms will lower closer to the ground.

    Lower Implement: Push rockshaft control lever forward.

    Raise Implement: Pull rockshaft control lever rearward.

    Using Rate of Drop/Lock Valve:
    The rate of drop/lock valve controls the rate of rockshaft drop when the rockshaft control lever is operated. This provides direct rate of drop control for 3-point hitch mounted implements. The valve can also be used to hydraulically lock the rockshaft (three-point hitch) in a desired position.

    Increase Rate of Drop: Rotate drop/lock valve knob counter-clockwise to make drop faster.

    Decrease Rate of Drop: Rotate drop/lock valve knob clockwise to make drop slower.

    Lock 3-Point Hitch: Rotate drop/lock valve knob clockwise until tight.

    Unlock 3-Point Hitch: Rotate drop/lock valve knob counter-clockwise.

    Link to manual (JD 3203) OMLVU17604_A6

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