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Re: MF-165 three point hitch not working

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02-10-2013 15:14:26

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The following might sound silly:

Check the position of the quadrant levers. Also check your fluid. If its milky, it means you have water in the system...could have frozen. If you oil looks like cake batter, drain it and replace it.

Aside from that, I would recommend referencing the OEM service manual and the I&T manual if you have access to one.

Also do you control the hitch linkage with a auxiliary hydraulic control box? If so, and this happened to me, the draft control lever must be up and the Position/Pressure Control lever in Constant Pumping.

If you have to change the oil, I recommend getting the oil from the Massey dealer. It costs a pretty penny (expect to pay around 150 for 8gal but the oil is a heavier viscosity than the TSC stuff.

I had the same problem when it was really cold around New Year's Day last month. Drained the oil and voila I have hydraulics again.


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02-10-2013 15:34:32

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 Re: MF-165 three point hitch not working in reply to Christos, 02-10-2013 15:14:26  
"Christos", I did check the fluid level but didn't really look at the texture. I'll have look and see what the fluid looks like.

The three point is controlled by two levers on my right when driving. One is up and down, the other is the drift or float. It was the first thing I checked to make sure the drift lever was all the way up.


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