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D17 Hydraulic Lift Capacity

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08-01-2007 19:20:58

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1963 D17 series three owner. Aftermarket 3-point, rebuilt motor (top & bottom) but not sure of last service to the hydraulic system. How big of a rough cut lift (3-pt) mower can I run with this tractor? Considering either an 800# 6' mower or a 1400# 7' mower. Also, if I want to run a 3-pt disc, how big can I go? Would prefer not to mess with an aux. hydraulic drag unit, although a previous post implied possibly 10'-12' on drag.
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08-02-2007 19:37:11

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 Re: D17 Hydraulic Lift Capacity in reply to DBAP, 08-01-2007 19:20:58  
Thanks for the feedback. Concerning the actual 3-pt lift capacity, anyone have an estimate of how much weight I can hang on the thing? It has a wide front, but no weights. Just want a warm fuzzy if the tractor can handle the weight and capacity of the larger (7', 1400#) hog. Also, since it is a 63' series 3 (not series 4), I believe it is less tractor (hp) than the 170.

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08-01-2007 21:06:40

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 Re: D17 Hydraulic Lift Capacity in reply to DBAP, 08-01-2007 19:20:58  
My dad converted a fairly heavy 10 foot IH 2 point fast hitch mounted disc to Snap Coupler hitch and we used it on both our Series III NF and Series IV wide front without problem. Would make the front end light on both without any fluid in the front tires or front weights but it was no issue for the lift on either tractor. Snap Coupler geometry is probably better than 3 point so 8 foot might be the limit for 3 point. Also the 10 foot pulled fine in plowed ground, usually 3rd High with 16.9X28 rear tires and the gas engines in good tune. Mike

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08-01-2007 19:56:30

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 Re: D17 Hydraulic Lift Capacity in reply to DBAP, 08-01-2007 19:20:58  
Well at 52HP a D-17 plays with a 5 footer I know I have one on my D-17 and it will play with a 6 footer also and probably a 7 footer. As far as a disk it should handle a 6 or 7 foot one with no problem unless its just to heavy to keep the front end on the ground

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08-02-2007 16:04:44

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 Re: D17 Hydraulic Lift Capacity in reply to old, 08-01-2007 19:56:30  
I use a 7' bush hog with my '67 model 170 gas. It's prone to bogging down in the thickest, tallest growth. Lift is no problem. It could probably run an 8' except in the lushest, tallest growth. As I understand it, the early 170s are identical to the late D17 series IV, except for the tin.

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