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Working D19, questions

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Errin OH

08-22-2002 09:07:37

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Ok had a few days now to get use to the D19. It works like a champ and think I am going to be real happy with it. But I have a few questions.

1, Power Director. It appears to be a good way to downshift without using the clutch. But is it ok to do that? Could someone give a breif description of proper opperation? Start low, go hi, ok to shift while moving, with load / no load, etc...

2, Traction booster. Whats that? Haven't had any real load on it so I haven't touched it. What would be the proper opperation and resons for doing so?

3, It is currently setup as 12v neg ground. Is that factory? The seems to be an electrial problems and runs bat dead fairly quick (draws pretty good arch when connect the bat cable). Disconnecting the Gen seems to help, (although it charges ok) but still draws current with key off. Where is the reg? Has a full cab and getting pannels off looks to be a real bear.

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Mark B.

08-22-2002 18:45:34

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 Re: Working D19, questions in reply to Errin OH, 08-22-2002 09:07:37  
I also have a D-19 (deisel). I have also done a lot of farming with D-17s. The comments on the Power Director, and Traction Booster are correct. If you do any heavy tillage work with it, all you have to do is move the Traction Booster lever forward on the column. Set your depth with your remote arm lever.

The tractor originally came out with a posative ground electrical system. Yours has had some type of conversion to negative ground.You might check under the gas tank where the electrical panel is and see if the regulator is there. If it charges, it may be that it is not disconnecting through the key switch. I converted my tractor over to an altenator and am pleased with it. Hope this helps.Mark

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08-22-2002 15:25:31

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 Re: Working D19, questions in reply to Errin OH, 08-22-2002 09:07:37  
1. The whole purpose of the of the power director is to provide a live PTO and to be able to shift up and down a gear while moving whether under load or not. So, yes you can shift the power director while under load...that's what it is for. Putting it in neutral in the middle position stops the wheels while letting the PTO run.
2. The traction booster is used with fully mounted or semimounted implements hooked with the snap coupler system (a few late D19's had three point hitch..same deal though). The traction booster system is an automatic weight transfer system that transfers implement weight to the rear wheels of the tractor. If your tractor has the snap coupler hitch, look under the middle of the tractor in front of the bell shaped housing and you'll see a large spring. As the implement pulls harder, this spring stretches. Linkage to the hydraulic pump then tells the pump how hard the pull is. When properly set up, the traction booster system doesn't actually lift the implement but transfers some of the weight. Think of it this way. You can grab on to a 100# weight and pull hard enough to transfer 99# to your feet, but the weight won't come off the ground. This system eliminated the need to have large weights on tractors all the time using up fuel. They got weight for traction when needed. Modern tractors built to this day use a similar system. But again you need to be using mounted implememts and have something that pulls hard like a plow or diec.
3. The electrical system was originally 12v positive ground.

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08-22-2002 14:21:45

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 Re: Working D19, questions in reply to Errin OH, 08-22-2002 09:07:37  
Power director is actually a wet clutch setup. You can use it like a reg clutch when you want your PTO to keep running when you need to slow down or stop the tractor or to 'split'gears. Traction booster is a device that "feels" the load and will lift the emplement a small amount if your tires are getting ready to slip, i doubt you will use this much, Do you have a position control ?? I don't have a D19 (i have a 200)so i'm not 100% sure on the ground but i'm sure someone here will answer that for you and probably give you better answers for the rest.

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