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Re: Ford 640, lift stuck up

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02-28-2014 18:53:01

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if you have to use it and need lift half up, run a hose from the 3x5 cover under the seat ( plug there ). and run it to the hyds sump fill, that will let pressure off the lift piston. then chain the lift arms to the axle with a block of wood under them to keep them at set height.

that willlet you drag a drawbar implement. and not ruin the pump. oil will cycle out of the top cover back to hyds sump under lefs side of seat ( fill hole )

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02-28-2014 19:27:32

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 Re: Ford 640, lift stuck up in reply to soundguy, 02-28-2014 18:53:01  
Thanks. I assume you are referring to a hydraulic type hose with threaded connections/fittings at each end so I can attach them.

Do you think I could find a standard hose or need to have one made since I am guessing the fittings are different at each end? I know the plug size, but I will have to look at the tractor in the morning to find the fill hole you are talking about.

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02-28-2014 19:47:21

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 Re: Ford 640, lift stuck up in reply to nytx, 02-28-2014 19:27:32  
the top port is pipe thread, and the fill cap under yer left thigh is a bung opening. just cram the hose in there and stuff a rag around it..

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