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Ford 2000, 3 cyl.

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05-03-1999 17:16:24

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I just purchased a Ford 2000, 3 cyl, gas tractor. I don't know what the lever on the right side of the tractor, just inside the lift lever is for. Someone told me it was a differential lock for locking the rear wheels. Can anyone tell me for sure? Also, the hydraulic lift (3 point lift) only works at the very top of the lever movement range. Seems to have a very small window of adjustment. Any ideas as to my problem?

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05-05-1999 18:56:03

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 Re: Ford 2000, 3 cyl. in reply to Dimmick, 05-03-1999 17:16:24  
On mine the easy fix is to put the draft lever in the other position. One way the lift lever is real tricky-only works at the top, the other way the lift lever works real smooooth. I have no plow, only use a blade in winter, otherwise it's a loader tractor.

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05-05-1999 09:43:18

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 Re: Ford 2000, 3 cyl. in reply to Dimmick, 05-03-1999 17:16:24  
If it's only moving lift at top 3rd of handle swing, the inner adjustment of control is out of adjustment probably. The longer contol lever is lift, the shorter control lever is draft. If you are mechanical take top cover(one controls stick out of) off top of tranny and between your legs when driving. Turn upside down, move control lever back and forth, the long skinny threaded linkage with the little spring on it you now see moving back and forth is out of adjustment
due to the little finger sticking up at you, and also moving being worn down. Adjust the slack out of long linkage til you take slack out from under the little spring, don't over tighten spring, just take the slack out, don't compress the spring. at this time it is now a good idea to clean the two pressure relief valves, they are the two little upsidedown thimbles with tits on top, you'll see um down in the unthreaded bolt holes up front where the cover just uncovered. Clean em real good with real fine emerycloth, lightly oil and reinstall. Reinstall the top cover now. Crank it up and check the lift. If all went well you now have a full range of motion in your lift, if not keep repeating until you get that little spring and rod adjusted right. At the point where you get it right or supper time which ever comes 1st, its a good idea to go into house, tell wife how much you really love her, and that you didn't mean to talk like that to her, when she was nice enough to come check on you at the barn,and bring you that nice glass of iced tea, its just that you didn't hear her coming up, and she startled you into having a delayed stress syndrome attack, and besides that you were talking to the dog-not to her, you just got their names backwards, there's alot on your mind right now, what with the tractor broke down , and you still got 2 rows of peas in the garden to plow before it rains again, and you lose that teacup full of fertilizer you side dressed them with.
Things should be patched up at the house now, so it's time to call your neighbor or brother-in-law, whoever you borrowed the tools you didn't have from. Tell him the darnedest thing happened. When you returned from lunch, you saw his 3 pound feist dog, he had come over to your barn and was toting the tools out, one at a time to the hay meadow, because he's too little to drag the 500pound tool box Tell him you don't care if he believes you or not, you saw it with your own eyes. When he gets lippy tell him to come over and look for the tools himself, because after all it's his dog, and his tools. You have your own problems, what with the wife on the warpath and all, and it got dark before you plowed the 2 rows of peas.
DO NOT ADMIT, that you threw the tools away in a fit of rage, or that you and mama got everything patched up. Keep him sympathetic toward you. Besides that you're through with the tools now, tell him to take a hike. Tell him that you are not going to pay for anything, if you were going to put that kind of money in something, you would re-shingle the roof or have taken the tractor to repair shop to start with. Now hang up the phone.
Congradulatios you don't have to ever worry with that friend again.
Now at bed time think back at todays almighty rewards big boy.
You've lost your boyhood best friend, over some snap-on tools, that his dog lost anyways. You have insulted your one and only true love wife and the last four generations of her family. It's only gonna cost you about $450 to get mama the new dishwasher, just because you love her, and not in repentance to her. You insulted the meter reader when he came by, so we had to go to bed early because its dark in here without electricity
and the reconnect is gonna cost $175, he shouldn't have smiled and said hello to a man in a workshop and busy, anyway he probly aint from around here, damn a yankee anyhow. You mashed off all your finger nails, and now you need to pick your nose, and scratch your butt, poor guy, mama aint gonna help out, she is well over to her side of the bed. Snoring, man she sounds like a Mini-
mac chain saw, in 29 years, ever since you brought her home with you, I don't believe you ever heard her snore this loud, man is she tired.
Wow! that's the thickest and loose-est nightgown you ever saw, didn't know she had one like that? It's tight around neck and sleeves and reaches well below her feet and got a draw string pulled up real tight, can't even check to see if her feet or toes are cold too. Must be taking a chill, or it's really cold over there on her side of this bed, and this is only May, just think how cold she might get if you keep working on your precious Ford 2000 til November buddy. Feeling guilty now you decide to buy your friend his tools back, even if his dog did lose them. You told mama to call Sears in the morning, and tell them to bring the new dishwasher you don't care if it cost $1000, you want them to install it too, you want her to be happy with it because you love her that much, we can just hope she hears you with all that snoring, and you can't get close to her ear because of them dern barbed wire curlers. That way you'll have time to plow that 2 rows of peas in the morning, and go pick up your friends new tools, and to go pay the reconnect fee on lights. Well today we got at least $1625.00 in fixing the 2000 Ford, and I read one time somewhere, that a penny saved is a penny earned, still don't know what it means though. We're learning, we're learning.
What a deal! What a deal!and you know what? I think I would have put bushings in the rock shafts while I had it down, but I'm not the one who did this job, so don't blame me or mama, or your buddy's dog, you're the one who did all this.
I carried mine to the Ford 2000 dealer and gave them the $136.
Oh yeah I almost forgot. That little pedal coming in from the rear of tranny, behind your right foot is the kick down differential lock-out, but don't use it while you plow them 2 rows of peas because you won't be able to steer, not even with the brakes. Shore hope you have better luck next time. Until then keep on truckin.

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05-05-1999 06:35:19

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 Re: Ford 2000, 3 cyl. in reply to Dimmick, 05-03-1999 17:16:24  
I've just bought a 1973 model Ford 2000 Gas tractor also and it has the same lift problem you describe. The lift control only works at the top 1/3 of the movement range. I'd appreciate hearing the answer to why this occurs. Someone suggested the fluid level may be low.

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05-04-1999 04:14:57

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 Re: Ford 2000, 3 cyl. in reply to Dimmick, 05-03-1999 17:16:24  
sounds like your moving the draft lever, its used with ground engaging equip, ie plows
the inner lever should be the regular three point lift, been a long time since I've been on a Ford, but I think I'm right. Sounds like you need to check with one of the venders here and get an owners manual. Tractors are nice, but, if you don't understand them, it's very easy to get hurt

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