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A\C D17 Traction Boost

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05-21-2002 23:14:24

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I recently bought a 1964 D17 series 3. I dont know much about them and was wondering what the traction control booster was and how it works. Any info would be most helpful

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Rick Woods

12-09-2003 14:37:46

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 Re: A\C D17 Traction Boost in reply to TIM, 05-21-2002 23:14:24  
As I remember, the traction boost was only good when the inplement was belly mounted. during plowing, you would set the boost adjustment so that when the tractor broke traction, the hydraulic lift arms would raise the plow slightly to put weight on the rear tires. This in turn increased the traction thus traction boost. Hope this helps. Rick

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06-07-2002 20:23:23

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 Re: A\C D17 Traction Boost in reply to TIM, 05-21-2002 23:14:24  
I was also wondering what this was, how it worked, and what it was for. I recently purchased a D-14, and it also had this on it.

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05-22-2002 18:31:03

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 Re: A\C D17 Traction Boost in reply to TIM, 05-21-2002 23:14:24  
As stated the traction booster on a D17 is nothing
more than the draft control that was developed by
the old ford fergeson. As far as pulling the D17
in the tractor pulls, never seen one yet that didn't come in last in their class, don't know
why, but they just don't pull the sled worth a dang.

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Butch (OH)

05-22-2002 04:25:42

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 Re: A\C D17 Traction Boost in reply to TIM, 05-21-2002 23:14:24  
The traction booster only works with mounted and certain semi-mounted equipment. As Gordon stated it senses the pull of the implement and utilizes the hydraulic system to provide additional weight on the rear tires. The traction booster system was at it's best when plowing although it could be used with A-C disks if equipped with the proper hitch. Contrary to popular belief the traction booster did not lift the plow out of the ground if the plow and traction booster were set properly. It relied upon the "suck" of the plow along with a proportionate amount of weight removed from the front end to accomplish it's task. If you plan on using the D-17 for plowing you should get a manual for the plow you intend to use (must be A-C plow of course). It will describe the setup procedure.

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05-22-2002 10:01:28

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 Re: Re: A\C D17 Traction Boost in reply to Butch (OH), 05-22-2002 04:25:42  
THanks for the info Butch. I plan on useing it in antique tractor pulls.

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05-22-2002 00:18:08

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 Re: A\C D17 Traction Boost in reply to TIM, 05-21-2002 23:14:24  
the best that i understand the traction boost-- it showes the hydraulic presure that is applied to the lift in upward direction to make the implement float with the ground, like the draft works on the massey fergusons. someone might could add more for us. maby this will help some. Gordon-(TN)

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05-22-2002 10:03:12

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 Re: Re: A\C D17 Traction Boost in reply to Gordon-(TN), 05-22-2002 00:18:08  
Thanks for the info Gordon.

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