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4600 lift problems

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Matt L

07-22-2017 10:32:35




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So I just bought a 4600. I like the tractor so far. It has a few bugs which are to be expected.

I put it to work the other day field mowing. The lift doesnt work like it should. Its either all the way up or all the way down most the time. I tried feathering it to get it to stay, then next thing ya know the mower is dragging threw the dirt.

I tried messing with everything on it, nothing worked. I even put another pin for the top link to lock it out.

Spent a few hours reading on the net and really havent came up with any good results. Seems like either they dont work or the arms wont go down. I did see mention of the unloader valve.

The 3pt did seem a lil slow. Its most likely time to clean the pickup tube also. Not sure how fast it should be- im used to other branded tractors.

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Matt L

07-22-2017 14:51:10




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 Re: 4600 lift problems in reply to Matt L, 07-22-2017 10:32:35  
Looks like im buying a manual. Kinda figured I'd have to anyways.
Hopefully its just a worn out part like my 641 was. Turned out to be the follower.

Is there special tools needed ?



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RodInNS

07-22-2017 12:05:51




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 Re: 4600 lift problems in reply to Matt L, 07-22-2017 10:32:35  
Agree with Fordfarmer... if it won't lift using the outer (position) lever while the inner lever is fully lowered, then you have something serious going on with the internal draft linkage. That will require pulling the lift cover and going through all the adjustments. THe unloader is most likely working fine given the description you've provided so far.

Rod



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Matt L

07-22-2017 11:13:51




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 Re: 4600 lift problems in reply to Matt L, 07-22-2017 10:32:35  
Filter has been changed in the last couple years it looks like. The outter lever does nothing.



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fordfarmer

07-22-2017 11:19:55




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 Re: 4600 lift problems in reply to Matt L, 07-22-2017 11:13:51  
Draft control will not work well for a brush mower. It will be way up, or dragging on the ground...which is what I think you've found. If the position control lever won't work with the draft lever down, it will likely need internal repairs. I don't think it's the relief valve.



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fordfarmer

07-22-2017 11:20:38




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 Re: 4600 lift problems in reply to fordfarmer, 07-22-2017 11:19:55  
Meant unloader valve.



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fordfarmer

07-22-2017 11:08:45




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 Re: 4600 lift problems in reply to Matt L, 07-22-2017 10:32:35  
A 4600 has a hydraulic filter - under the left foot board. Has it been changed? A 4600 will also have twin 3-point levers - the inner one is for draft control, the outer is for position control. For what you're doing, put the draft lever down, and move the 3-
point with the position control lever.



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