I have this MM RTU, and today when I was out looking at it today, I noticed that it had an interesting Hyrdolic setup on it, and I was wondering if it was a factory option, or an add on??
I don't currently have a good picture of the tractor, but I edited one online so that you can see what I am talking about!!!
On the left side of the engine, kind of towards the bottom, there is a 2 way valve set up (up and down) then there is a lever that runs up to where the steering wheel is, and there is a flat plate. the plate says (from left to right in a half moon pattern) UP - NEUTRAL - DOWN - SAFETY
There is ONE line running from the 2 way valve along the top of the transmission to the back of the tractor (right above where the PTO comes out) and then the line just ends with a female.
When I got the tractor, the previous owner and I had to un hook a JD No. 5 mower from it, he said that it was a dedicated mowing tractor for a diary operation, and that the mower had been on it for as long as he could remember. He said that the little knob thing under the steering wheel controlled the mower, which makes sense me.. Rather than using it as a lift system or something on the tractor, they were running it as a remote!
Soooo, is this a factory option?? I have been trying to do a bunch of research, but I am not really finding anything?? The tractor is REALLY rough... I will see if I can get a good picture of the system tomorrow, but for now, here is the drawing!!!
Red = Where the pump is
Black = The line
Blue = The control rod/panel
Thanks for any info!!! Bryce