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    Default hydralics not working

    I have massey ferguson GS 2300. We got four inches of snow today. started tractor to get rid of snow. Bucket won't come up can't lift snowblower. and rear pto dosen't engage. I know we have had a cold spell but tractor has never done this before. It is stored in a lean too with no heat but it is covered. I usally start tractor then get dressed to go out . Usally about ten minutes. Nothing is working. i can move tractor forward and back but the bucket and snowblower nothing happens. It has been running for about a half hour nothing and still nothing. Outside temp is 18 degrees.

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    Default Re: hydralics not working

    It may be water contamination in the hydraulic fluid. It can freeze in the lines/valves.Tomorrow is going to be quite warm, start it up and try to engage the PTO. If it engages , let in run a couple minutes then look at the hydraulic fluid sight glass. If it's milky, then time to change the hydro fluid. The water will separate from lower quality, or used up oil, settling to the bottom, so the sight glass will show clear oil if it has been sitting for a while. Running the PTO mixes it all up again. I wouldn't worry about the pump just yet.
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    Default Re: hydralics not working

    i was thinking your problem is what DWM described. Probably have an excess of moisture in the hydraulic oil. You could do a crackle test and it would quickly answer the question for you. Visual crackle test
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    Default Re: hydralics not working

    Is your tractor a 2005?

    If it is, it sounds like another case of the dreaded hydraulic pump shear.

    If you have a 2005, could you please provide the serial number?

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    Default Re: hydralics not working

    A friend looked at my tractor. Said hydralic fliud looked milky. so i drove tractor in garage and let it sit overnight. Started tractor in morning and bucket moved. called dealer and want him to change hydralic fliud. going to also have change all filters and change oil

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    Default Re: hydralics not working

    JRA22204 is my serial #

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    Default Re: hydralics not working

    Quote Originally Posted by hoogy View Post
    JRA22204 is my serial #
    That's good news for you. Looks like you have a 2006.

    It' clear your problem is water in the fluid.

    2005's can have the same symptoms, which requires an expensive repair job.

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