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    Re: F250 rust repairs

    Absolutely amazing fab skills!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mike
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    Re: Ford 4400 restore

    Nice job.

    Mike
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    Re: Ford 4610 Remote Hydraulics

    Yes. The joystick and 3 point will work just by moving the lever for that function. You wouldn't need to move the selector valve.

    Mike
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    Re: Ford 4610 Remote Hydraulics

    You could use something like this Ford 3000 Hydraulic Adapter Kit (HV4902) and a control valve with power beyond. If you want a joystick type valve, you could use something like this 2 SPOOL COMPACT...
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    Re: Another Trailer Build?

    :thumbsup: What he said!!! ::thumbsup:
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    Re: Ford 545 backhoe, no hydraukics

    If it is the pump drive, you shouldn't have to remove the hydraulic tank and radiator. You will have to drain the hyd tank, though. If you remove the pump, you should be able to get to the pump drive...
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    Re: Ford 545 backhoe, no hydraukics

    Your pump is driven with a short driveshaft off the front pulley on the crankshaft . Take the grill off and you should see the pump in the front axle support.
  8. Re: Mostly scrap built (but still awesome) land plane

    Our local County Public Works Department uses double edge blades on their graders. They almost never turn them over when the first side wears out. They just replace them. The ones they remove still...
  9. Thread: 801 S-O-S

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    Re: 801 S-O-S

    Not sure if your tractor has one, but most of the SOS's had a traction disconnect on the side of the rear center housing. This would slide a splined coupler between the transmission output shaft and...
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    Re: Ford 5500 backhoe pump noise

    The strainer is in the left tank. It threads into the tank and the suction line connects to the strainer. You will probably have to drain any oil in the tanks.

    Mike
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    Re: Ford 9N Hydraulics

    Glad you got it fixed. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    Mike
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    Re: Ford 9N Hydraulics

    Yes. It should slide easily. There should be no resistance.

    Mike
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    Re: Ford 5500 backhoe pump noise

    Have you changed the hydraulic filter? If it is stopped up it will restrict flow and the pump will squeal from starvation. The filter is located in the hydraulic tank and it is on the suction side of...
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    Re: 1710 Ford!!

    X2. We have the same type problems in out part of the country. As stated above, do your research. Just because an oil meets OEM minimum specs, doesn't mean it is the same quality as OEM oil. Most, if...
  15. Re: Rockpicking or why I don't use my good plow

    Good job. My Dad always said we were "Moving a mountain 1 rock at a time".

    I'm jealous!!! If that guy hadn't got so happy with his torch, I would have had me a forklift too :( ........ LOL.
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    Not much progress. I got tied up over the weekend and didn't get to do what I wanted to. I did get the carb off and into dip, been sitting in it since Saturday afternoon. I don't expect to get to do...
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    I finally got it home yesterday. It looked so broken sitting flat on the ground, I had to do something

    370244 370245

    So I dug some tires and wheels out of the shed, picked the tractor up and...
  18. Re: Ford 8N Starter motor not working-High pitched wine, engine won't turn over.

    Yeah.....guess I should have paid a little more attention. Sorry about that.

    Mike
  19. Re: Ford 8N Starter motor not working-High pitched wine, engine won't turn over.

    When you look at the ring gear through the starter hole, you a are looking at the unused side of the ring gear. The starter actually engages from the back side. To check for wear, you can carefully...
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    Re: collecting sc case tractors

    Pics....Gotta have pics or it ain't so.....:D

    Welcome from N. Georgia!

    Mike
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    Re: Carry All for Pallet Forks

    Nice!! :thumbsup:
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    Re: 4000 hydraulic pump question

    No problem. Glad I could help. Don't forget to put the gasket back under the pump, might prevent an oily mess.

    Mike
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    Re: 4000 hydraulic pump question

    Those holes are oil holes. Make sure the holes are clear. The pump gear shaft and bearings are oiled through these holes from the engine.

    Mike
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    Re: Frustrating Oil Pressure Issue

    Seems like you are losing focus on the real problem. If your gauge is accurate, the oil pressures are good for that engine even with wear in it. The real problem is the knocking/pecking/banging in...
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    Re: Which Tractor

    If you are planning to use a tiller, the AC CA is not a good tractor. It is geared too fast for a tiller. You can find info on the CA here: TractorData.com Allis Chalmers CA tractor information
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  26. Re: Ford 8N crankshaft pulley wiggle and a clicking noise arising up front

    My guess is that the pulley is slightly bent. That wasn't uncommon on the N's. As Soundguy said, the pulley is held on with a hand crank headed bolt. The hand crank notches are part of the bolt head....
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    It would be a nice find, but it's not a deal killer. I'm curious to see if it will run. Gonna try to bring it home Thursday. That's as soon as I can get a rollback up there.

    Mike
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    I went back today to double check the casting # on the block. I think had the # right. Here is a new pic. 365251
    Has me kind of curious now.

    Oh well, I just hope it runs........

    Mike
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    Re: 4000 hydraulic pump question

    They go in prongs first. Which manual are you using? I looked in mine just to make sure, otherwise, I would have been doing it wrong for over 30 years.:eek: Sometimes they are a kinda hard to put in...
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    I agree. Since the Vermeer, I have bought 2 parts tractors from him.

    An 801 gas with a bad 4 speed. Reverse idler is seized up on its shaft, first gear countershaft has a handfull of teeth...
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    Kirk,
    Is that cap on the back of the trans also the bearing support? Does the shaft under that cap stick out past the bearing? I have everything to add the pto if there is enough shaft to connect...
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    I cant get down to see this one right now. It is sitting on the ground and that part is buried. Guess I'll find out when I pick it up.

    Another thing I was curious about. I got a casting # off the...
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    Re: 1801/4000 HD Forklift

    Soundguy, you're right. It doesn't have any of the tractor hydraulics on it since it was a forklift. It has a hydraulic pump that drives off the crankshaft to operate the forklift hydraulics. The...
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    1801/4000 HD Forklift

    I think I got a good deal. I just bought part of a Ford Forklift. I spotted this at a local machine shop today. The owner was planning to sell some of the parts and then scrap what was left. I didn't...
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    Re: Ford 4000 How to check Hydraulic Fluid?

    With the fluid level being that high, I would go ahead and drain the transmission and check for water. If there is water in it, you might have just drained off your oil and left the water. If there's...
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    Re: new idea sickle mower

    Check the link below. It says that it will service oval head or countersunk flat head rivets.

    Sickle Servicer Tool Johnson Sickle Servicer Tool Products Model: S54 Price: $459.00 [S54] - $459.00...
  37. Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    The foot throttle was offered on industrial models from around 1958 to 1964, such as the 1801, 4040, and 4140. You might also look at forklifts built on those 4 cylinder chassis. A lot of them had...
  38. Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    I can see that you have put a lot of thought into this, and it is coming along great. That one plate was the only thing that concerned me. If you add it along with everything else you are doing for...
  39. Re: Ford 841D - first tractor project (modifications)

    This is a great project. I am impressed with your fabrication skills. I was looking back through some of your pics this morning and saw something that concerned me a little. Where the fender used to...
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    Re: Oliver 1950 MFWD refresh

    Looking Good!! Can't wail to see it finished.
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    Re: NAA weep hole cotter pin broken

    Neat trick, I'll have to remember that.
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    Re: 1841 Hydraulic pump question

    Looks like quite a struggle to me.....guess it was self defense....:D
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    Re: 1841 Hydraulic pump question

    Yep....Must have pics....We need to see if it was abuse or self defense....:laughing:

    Glad you got it out.

    Mike
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    Re: 1841 Hydraulic pump question

    There should be a little space between the seal and race, but if the seal is against the race, you will have to knock them out together. It isn't easy, but can be done. Ford makes a tool for this, it...
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    Re: 1841 Hydraulic pump question

    Yeah, that seal can be a bugger. Since it sits behind the tapered bearing race, the race will have to come out also. If you can get the race out first, it is a little easier to get the seal out. I...
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    Re: 1841 Hydraulic pump question

    I see you got the plate out, so that is good. Those plates usually stick really good without any sealer, and the longer they stay together, the harder they are to get apart. I've seen some that were...
  47. Re: Trouble starting my Ford 8?? (I can't figure out the exact model)

    I have to agree with strum456, that is a 5 speed. The "round plate" you refered to in an earlier post is the reverse idler bracket. The reverse idler bracket was only on the 5 speed.

    The "801" on...
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    Re: some progress on the 850

    Like Soundguy mentioned, I wonder if you might be "running out" of fuel? If there is a restriction in the tank or fuel line, you might be using more than is comming through the line. It could run...
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    Re: Flea Market Find

    Thanks everyone. I never expected to find one of these at a flea market, much less at that price.

    Well, I took the slide apart and cleaned it good. The old lube was dry and sticky. I cleaned...
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    Flea Market Find

    OK folks.....If this is in the wrong place, maybe one of the mods will move it.

    I have been wanting one of these to use while building stuff for my tractors. Well, I finally found one today at a...
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    Re: Is this hay rake worth saving?

    OK, I talked to the owner again today and I have agreed to "save" the rake. I won't be able to get to it with a vehicle until probably early summer. There is just too much mud. I'm going to go ahead...
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    Re: Is this hay rake worth saving?

    This isn't going to be a piece of equipment that has to work every day, I was planning to restore it more as an antique. I love old farm equipment. I have worked on it and around it for the last 30...
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    Is this hay rake worth saving?

    I came across an old side delivery rake today. It has a couple of trees growing through it. The owner told me that it hasn't been moved in 40 years (see the size of the trees).

    I would like to...
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    Re: maybee another 850 with loader

    So you should have this thing done by........say, noon Thursday....:D

    Mike
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    Re: maybee another 850 with loader

    OK, the high pedal and double clevis is what threw me.

    I'm not familiar with the Superior loaders, but it looks well built from the pics. Around here, most of the old tube loaders were Shermans.
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    Re: maybee another 850 with loader

    Good find, with a 5 speed to boot, and it looks like maybe a double clutch?

    Is that a Ford loader, or maybe a Sherman. The guard at the front is different from most of the round tube frames that...
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    Re: MM BF restoration-more progress

    Nice work. I love seeing these old tractors brought back to life. That thing is gonna be nice when you finish. I have a '62 Ford 2000 Diesel that I plan to start in the spring. Wish me luck... :>)
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    Re: Need info on Ford Model DL123C

    Look on the flat area of the bell housing above the starter (see pic) and get the 3 groups of numbers. They will be similar to the ones in the pic. Your Ford/NH dealer should be able to tell you...
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    Re: Identify this old plow?

    I think your right. It looks like a Ferguson. Take a look at the page I linked and scroll down to the 3rd picture.

    Impliments

    Mike
  60. Re: MF-205 Industrial Oil Pressure Drops When Warm/Hot

    On MF tractors that were equiped with this pressure switch, the key switch did nothing but start the engine. It didn't supply any power to the gauges, charging system, etc.

    Once the oil pressure...
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    Re: John Smith's Web Page...

    See if this works. Smith's Old Ford Tractors The url to his web page changed recently.

    Mike
  62. Re: Dumbest Thing you have done with your tractor

    I wanted to, but I didn't want to break my wrench. :eek:




    Sometimes I feel like it, but in the end, they're still family. (but I still don't loan to them). :D

    Mike
  63. Re: Dumbest Thing you have done with your tractor

    AMEN!! And especially to my brothers. :eek: I have a neighbor that I'll loan anything to, but not my brothers. One of them borrowed a 3/4" drive Snap On torque wrench, he was running a little short...
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    Re: 2810 power steering problems

    Here is a the link to the pitman arm puller that I use. Most parts stores have them and they are only about $20.00. It makes getting that arm off a whole lot easier.

    K-D Tools 2289 - Pitman Arm...
  65. Oil & Fuel Re: '73 Ford 3000 Diesel Won't Start........HELP!

    The Ford 3000 has a neutral safety switch under the transmission cover. The hi/low lever (the short one) has to be in neutral before it will start. There are 2 wires that come out of the transmission...
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    Re: Another 8n side mount

    Neat trick, I'll have to remember that. :D

    Mike
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    Re: 2810 power steering problems

    Exactly!!

    Thanks for posting the pictures. I had to go out of town unexpectedly and just got back last night. I looked at the pics and from the angle you had to take them from (I realize the...
  68. Re: here ye here ye-- It's time again........

    Yeah, I remember that well. We had about 2 feet at my house. Power was out for 6 days. No phone, no TV. My girls just about went stir crazy. I told them to pretend we were on vacation at a ski...
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    Re: 2810 power steering problems

    Yeah, that's kinda what I was just thinking. Only out of time instead of stripped.

    king1
    When you turn the steering wheel all the way to each side, do the wheels turn farther one way than the...
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    Re: Transmission oil in the bellhousing

    When you split the tractor, check the rear crankshaft seal too. The oil showing at the starter has been thrown up there by the flywheel. Since engine oil leaks onto the back of the flywheel, that is...
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    Re: 2810 power steering problems

    If you remove the cylinders from the circuit (bypass them), there will be no load on the steering...so there would be no pressure on the gauge. The load of the cylinder trying to move the wheel or...
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    Re: Is this thing worth the effort?

    Now, that turned out really well! Congradulations...:)

    Mike
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    Re: 3910 PTO runs constantly

    The 3910 used a brake that pressed against the pto clutch housing to stop the pto from turning. The brake releases as you move the lever forward to engage the pto. It sounds like the brake might be a...
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    Re: 3910 Voltage Regulator

    The 4610 SU should still be the same. The SU meant special utility. It used the 3610 front axle. In the xx10 series tractors, all of the 3 cylinder tractors were were pretty much the same. The major...
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    Re: More Over-Running Clutch Problems

    This is easy to do. You have to drain the transmission/hydraulic oil (5 gallons). Remove the 4 bolts that hold the PTO shaft flange in the rear housing. Pull the PTO shaft and housing out of the...
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    Re: 3910 Voltage Regulator

    As far as the wiring diagram, the 3910 and the 4610 should be the same.

    Mike
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    Re: Ford Industrial backhoe / loader

    Nice looking valves, especially the 2 spool. You dont see many of those anymore.

    Mike
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    Re: New Holland 1715 Start Issue

    Does the engine turn over when you turn the flywheel?

    If no, then you have to split the tractor.

    If the engine turns, that means the problem is in the starter. The starter drive is bad. It...
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    Re: I hate Yellow Jackets!

    Last summer I was mowing one of the fields on the back of my mom's farm. About half way down one side I noticed that I was coming up on a mound of dirt. Since we have fire ants here in the South, I...
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    Re: Few Hydraulic system questions

    J_J gave you a lot of good advice. Another thing to think about, too, is that you will seldom use more than 1 or 2 functions at the same time. It doesn't matter if you have 1 function or 10. If you...
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    Re: NH TC45D Transmission Rebuild

    You're on the right track looking at a used case instead of a new one. Just make sure you inspect it thoroughly.

    But before you start turning bolts, if you don't already have them, get yourself a...
  82. Re: what to pick for a project oliver or massey harris?

    Besides the fact that look good, I vote for the Oliver, that way you still get to build a GREEN tractor. :D

    Mike
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    Re: Sharpen saw blades?

    Here you go Bedlam. Use this 20% off coupon and get it even cheaper. :D

    3609 RetailB

    That would save you another 12 bucks.

    Mike
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    Re: MF65 IP removal

    The third bolt is usually the same as the first 2. I use a 3/8" ratchet with a 6" extension and a swivel socket. You have to make your combination just slightly longer than the pump and work the...
  85. Re: trouble connecting skid steer quick disconnects

    My neighbor uses this trick with a little twist. He adds a piece of pipe about 6" long. He then takes some steel wool and pushes it inside the pipe, then closes it up with a pipe cap that he drilled...
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    Re: Lower link hiccup

    Glad it was a quick fix. Now you can get back to having some fun...er...uh...working. :D

    Sounds like you have a good dealer. I like hearing about dealers that step up and do what is right. Those...
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    Re: Kubota L235

    Amen! This is real easy. Like dfkrug said. If your radiator pressure is 12 to 15 psi, and your oil pressure is 50 to 60 psi, and there is a blown gasket/crack/leak between the two, the highest...
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    Re: Checking for Tire Leaks

    I found that the bubble solution like kids use to blow bubbles works pretty good. You can find it in gallon jugs at Walmart. I use a spray bottle to put it on.

    It's a little thicker than soapy...
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    Re: Permanent air lines

    I have never been around pvc when it explodes (and don't want to be). The city I work for built a new garage about 5 years ago for maintenance on their equipment and vehicles. The air was plumbed...
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    Re: Kubota B6100 Dynamo Testing

    Glad you found the problem. As said before, that is a commonly overlooked prblem. What I like to do where the ground meets the frame, after taking the cable loose I take my side grinder and lightly...
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    Re: bushhog model 600

    mattman,

    If the diagram that joecdeere posted is the correct gearbox for your cutter, then you might be able to get it apart anyway. It looks like once you have the front housing off, all you have...
  92. Re: Kubota L4200 Radiator **** Needed ***

    Good Job! Now you have $360 left you can spend on new toys ...er..uh..tools. :rolleyes::D

    Mike
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    Re: Lower link hiccup

    I'm not real familiar with the 5103 hydraulic system, but it sounds like it has a small leak in the lift cylinder. As it leaks down below the setting of your lift lever, it is trying to correct...
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    Re: loader drop down/KIOTI

    My vote is on the load checks...

    Mike
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    Re: Ford 850 Hyd problems

    Good guess, but actually, that plug is on the suction side of the pump. The plug #3 is on the pressure side of the pump. :)

    Also, running the the three point lever to the top would still only...
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    Re: Ford 850 Hyd problems

    Those lines that I put in bold are what's bothering me. You talked about using your tractor, so I guess that the 3ph is working like it should. If the 3ph is working right, then the system won't go...
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    Re: More HF 20% Coupons

    Yeah, I saw that. Same thing for Popular Mechanics, too. Also has a later expiration date.

    Mike
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    Re: B7100 pump seal blowing

    It has been a while since I have had a B-7100 in my shop, but if I remember right, the diverter block has 2 ports (some of the earlier tractors didn't have a power beyond port) on the side. By...
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    More HF 20% Coupons

    I get one of these every week. Help Yourself....:D

    3409 RetailB

    The link doesn't look right, so maybe it will work. It is a 20% off HF coupon.

    Mike
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    Re: 99% finished on the 3000

    Now that turned out real nice! That 3000 will look great with the rest of your collection. Are you going to add lights? Just curious, I didn't see any mounting holes.

    Mike
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