Just a heads up / 1425

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Barryh

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Former owner of a P T -180 / Kubota BX-1500 .. A Craftsman Yard Tractor / John Deere 140 H-1 / Cub Cadet 108. And now ( Little Red ) a Power Trac 1425
Was talking to the owner and was set to go check this little machine out tomorrow.. I changed my mind and decided to wait until late fall. I may buy either a new 422 or possibly a used but newer model 425. Anyway just in case someone else here is interested. I thought I would throw you a link.. :cool:

POWER TRAC PT 1425 25HP w/ BUCKET, 48"MOWER & POST HOLE DIGGER
 
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That's an oldie! 3-pin instead of Quick Attach means no Aux PTO. IMO, that really makes it less desirable. I can see the reason for passing on it, since you want to use a minihoe.
 
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Are you sure the machine does not have a three spool FEL valve.

My 1445 has the three point and has a three spool FEL valve for whatever.

Third spool is aux circuit.
 
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Old doesn't bother me as long as it is good running condition. I'm old and I get around fine .. lol

But that is a good question J.J. / Kent, and thanks for your input. And J.J. that answer would be good to know. You guys know a lot more about it. It's been a long long time since I have researched a Power Trac or watched this forum.

The three things that attracted me to it were the twin articulating cylinders the tires and the Kolher command on it, good engine. You may find this funny but I also like Red over the green. lol ..

I figured worst case I could add a diverter valve for the Mini Hoe if need be.. I may still end up with a brand new PT-180 and seek your help here on adding a diverter valve.

Does the old three pin take a different type of attachment plate ? Personally I could care less about the convenience of the quick attach setup...
 
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Barry,
I'd call Terry in Tazewell and talk to him about the specific differences. I'm not sure, just assumed that without the QA there would be no primary use for the Aux circuit.

If the lift arms are the same, you may be able to bolt on the newer QA setup. I've replaced both the lift arms and the QA on mine due to abuse, though I still use all the original plumbing. You'd just find it easier to buy used/new attachments for the QA rather than the 3 point, IMO.

Should you add a valve to it or to another such as a 180, I'd highly recommend that you look at putting either electric or cable controls on it to move it up from your right knee. I really appreciate the hack/mod on mine that allows me to control it without taking my right hand off the lift/tilt control.
 
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Years ago, I asked about the QA plate for my 3pt, and he said it would just pin on.

The adapter plates for each attachment would get expensive.

A diverter valve would be no problem.

You could also add a one spool valve with PB.

My PT also has a case drain line QD for attachments such as the flail mower or anything that has a case drain.
 
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A call to Tazewell will be in order if I were to still go look at it, and I just may.. In a few weeks when things settle down around here for the holidays. That is if it is still there.. Thanks for all of the info.
 
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Hello, I am happy to hear of a fellow 180 & 1425 owner, I lost my paper work manuals etc. Would it be possible to get a copy of related materials to help me in my Refurbishing of this PT.1425
 
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Welcome to TBN. You may want to call Power Trac at 1-800-the-yard and ask for Terry. He can help you find the year of manufacture of your machines and help you with manuals, parts, etc...
 
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Hello, I am happy to hear of a fellow 180 & 1425 owner, I lost my paper work manuals etc. Would it be possible to get a copy of related materials to help me in my Refurbishing of this PT.1425

Hi Atherton,

sorry just saw this. Yes Terry is your best resource but if you prefer.. You can send me your address and I'll be happy to make copies of my PT manual and send it to you.. Welcome and nice to see another 1425 owner on the forum.
 
 
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