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601 3 point hitch

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12-30-2008 08:31:29

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I have a 601 that the 3 point sometimes is slow when you first start the tractor and leaks down unless the control lever is all the way to the top. I suspect low oil in the gear box. My question is where to check it and what kind of oil to put in. There looks like a filler plug on the top of the trans housing.


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12-30-2008 10:15:42

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 Re: 601 3 point hitch in reply to Jerry_B, 12-30-2008 08:31:29  
To add to what Old said... there are 3 compartments on your tractor... transmission, hydraulic, and rear end, with a filler plug for each. If your hydraulic oil is low, you fill it through the plug on the right/top of the housing - about under your right thigh as you sit on the tractor. Use New Holland 134D (or other brand equivalant) oil.

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12-30-2008 21:41:55

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 Re: 601 3 point hitch in reply to Fordfarmer, 12-30-2008 10:15:42  
LEFT side as AWHTX said!


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12-31-2008 08:31:27

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 Re: 601 3 point hitch in reply to souNdguy, 12-30-2008 21:41:55  
yep, that's right - LEFT side... maybe I need more sleep! (why is a 2nd kid so much harder than the first!?)

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12-31-2008 09:51:10

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 Re: 601 3 point hitch in reply to Fordfarmer, 12-31-2008 08:31:27  
On second thought.. maybee you were just setting in the seat backwards, and were totally correct! ( good luckwith the offspring! they will be running the country while we are in rocking chairs.)


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12-30-2008 09:22:21

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 Re: 601 3 point hitch in reply to Jerry_B, 12-30-2008 08:31:29  
Slow is normal for this time of the year. As for checking it there is a dip stick on the right side just under the seat that you use to check the fluid. UTF will work just fine of Ford 134D will also work just fine

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12-30-2008 12:16:48

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 Re: 601 3 point hitch in reply to old, 12-30-2008 09:22:21  
The dipstick to check the hydraulic oil quantity is located on the LEFT side of the tractor next to the PTO engagement lever. The filler port for the hydraulic compartment in under the LEFT forward edge of the seat. The seat pan should flip up and back to allow access to the large filler plug.

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12-30-2008 12:44:55

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 Re: 601 3 point hitch in reply to awhtx, 12-30-2008 12:16:48  
Your right my bad, so guess its just on the other right hand side LOL

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