What does a D-17 weigh. I tried one out that didn-t seem to have much "snap" when you pull down the throttle. Not like the WD-45's I am used to. Should they be as snappy at the throttle? Also on the hydraulic spool, the control spool for the 3 pt. has a handle to screw in or out which seems to affect the action of the 3 pt. hitch. Is this a relief valve setting, or does it control the height of the arms , or what. Are the hydraulics on the series 4 good?
Re: d-17 series lV in reply to Gary, 01-27-2003 17:12:40
My brothers D-17 was always a little sluggish. He was doing a tune up before winter this year and found the screws that hold the points in the correct position in the distributor were worn out. This caused the timing to be off and not very snappy. New screws and holes re-tapped and the tractor was alive again. He has no idea how long this has been this way. The hydrolics on the series IV were always very good. We never had to adjust any of the settings. Tractor always had a full 2way loader on front and a blade or bush-hog on back or bale forks. Hydrolics always worked great.
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