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3 pt lift arms height

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tex prexhurst

05-24-2016 14:11:15




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How low should the 3 pt lift arms on a 4 cyl Ford 2000 tractor go? The lowest mine will go(on the non-adjustable side) is 19 1/2 inches. This seems to be too high. If I am correct, and it should go lower, what are the possible causes?
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Tex




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sunbeam

05-25-2016 13:31:03




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 Re: 3 pt lift arms height in reply to tex prexhurst, 05-24-2016 14:11:15  
Both sides do adjust the left side requires pulling a pin and turning one end.



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soundguy

05-25-2016 11:20:02




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 Re: 3 pt lift arms height in reply to tex prexhurst, 05-24-2016 14:11:15  
post a pic


do the arms drop when off, or in draft mode?

anything mechanically holding them up, as another poster mentioned?



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Majorman

05-25-2016 00:42:20




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 Re: 3 pt lift arms height in reply to tex prexhurst, 05-24-2016 14:11:15  
Are the drop arms the right way round? If you look at where the drop arms join the lower links you will find one side of the drop arm has a longer slot than the other. You need the long slot towards the tractor.



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JMOR

05-24-2016 15:01:18




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 Re: 3 pt lift arms height in reply to tex prexhurst, 05-24-2016 14:11:15  
as RickB said, and typical is about 8" to 34", but even tire size matters.



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RickB

05-24-2016 14:44:39




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 Re: 3 pt lift arms height in reply to tex prexhurst, 05-24-2016 14:11:15  
The rockshaft arm should be horizontal when the hitch is fully lowered. The rest is determined by whether the tractor has the correct lift rod, leveling box, and/or draft links.



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