Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Ford 4500 backhoe

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
jeff ellermeyer

09-13-2008 20:29:29

Report to Moderator

I am looking for someone that I can ask a few questions about my (new) 1972 4500 backhoe. Also looking for a service manual for same tractor. I am experiencing hydraulic problems. Aluminum output tube leaks at flange on pump. Will try to remove tomorrow to see why. Can this aluminum tube be replaced with flex or hose? Other problems as well. Looking for a resource to bounce some questions off.
REgards Jeff

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

11-24-2008 07:54:11

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 4500 backhoe in reply to AJ., 09-13-2008 20:29:29  

jeff ellermeyer said: (quoted from post at 12:36:00 11/23/08) Hi I recently broke the two left operating levers on my backhoe. They seem to be pot metal and I
think I need replacements. Any ideas out there???

thanks JEff

When I bought my Ford TLB, one of the operating levers was broken. Seller said he'd replace it until he found that CNH dealer wanted $150+ for it. He ended up welding something up. Works great, no issues. Suggest you just cobble something together rather than get the EXACT replacement. It's just a lever, after all.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
JF in CT

09-14-2008 04:25:29

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 4500 backhoe in reply to jeff ellermeyer, 09-13-2008 20:29:29  
I have a '69 4500. Probably most of the stuff is the same.


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
jeff ellermeyer

09-15-2008 08:33:06

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 4500 backhoe in reply to JF in CT, 09-14-2008 04:25:29  
Thanks Jim.. I noticed that the leak was around the O ring where the flange connects to the pump. I will replace it today and hopefully fix the leak. What may I ask is the function of the push pull valve up at the loader controls? Is there a filter inside the hydraulic pump itself that must be cleaned. Or the steering pump? Just a couple of questions that come to mind so far.
Regards Jeff

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
steve n carol

09-16-2008 21:25:40

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 4500 backhoe in reply to jeff ellermeyer, 09-15-2008 08:33:06  
jeff, you asked about the, " push pull valve up at the loader controls".

this is suppose to cause the bucket to stay (somewhat) level when you raise or lower the loader. This may be what JF in CT was referring to.
On my 4500, float is acheived by pushing the loader (not the bucket) lever forward until it seats in the 'detent'

Some of these controls only have one lever that controls both loader and bucket, (like my CASE).

JT in CT... When you say, "The long bolt that holds on the hydraulic filter cover has a pressure relief valve for the filter". are you saying that there is a valve in the bolt?

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
JF in CT

09-17-2008 16:19:49

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 4500 backhoe in reply to steve n carol, 09-16-2008 21:25:40  
Right near the top of the long bolt is a pin that holds a spring that holds a "disc" valve closed. When the filter gets restricted the suction overides the spring pressure and the fluid bypasses the filter. Mine got some debris in the valve when it was open so it never closed and most of the fluid continued to always bypass the new filter and clog the lower screen. Should be inspected on every filter change.


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
steve n carol

09-17-2008 17:26:53

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 4500 backhoe in reply to JF in CT, 09-17-2008 16:19:49  
Thanks Jim, When I got mine, the filter, bolt, bolt, screen. and washer was gone. I think it's together correctly

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
JF in CT

09-15-2008 16:46:54

Report to Moderator
 Re: Ford 4500 backhoe in reply to jeff ellermeyer, 09-15-2008 08:33:06  
The push-pull valve is for "float" of the bucket or so I'm told. I don't have that option. The hydraulic filter is under that big disc and nut on top of the tank next to the filler hole. There is also a screen that should be cleaned under the tank when you remove the hose neck. On the underside of the tank (if you have the PS pump built "into" the engine) where it feeds the PS pump is a screen in the tank fitting which needs occasional cleaning. The long bolt that holds on the hydraulic filter cover has a pressure relief valve for the filter. Check that it has no debris in it like mine did or you'll be cleaning those screens every 50 hours.


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters