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 03-11-2008, 08:07 Post: 152065
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I have a john deere 4100. The three point hitch does not work. It has been a while since i tried to use it. the lever will move but the arms will will not lower or raise. Other than that the tractor works fine.

any suggestions?

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 03-11-2008, 08:13 Post: 152066
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John; Is there a knob between your knees just under the front edge of the seat that adjusts the rate of drop? Check to see if it is turned all the way to slow, in cold weather the weight of the arms alone just won't push the fluid out of the internal cylinder. If that valve is alrady set to fast then put some weigth on the arms, perhaps they just need a little boost. good luck. Frank.






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 03-11-2008, 08:18 Post: 152067
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Thanks Frank.

I have tried that. The valve is all the way open; I even opened and closed a few times. The arms appear siezed. I have to really force them to get them to move.

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 03-11-2008, 08:25 Post: 152069
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Ok, that narrows it down a bit. If all your other hydraulics are working properly, the fluid level is correct, then maybe if you haven't used the three point in quite a while there is some rust in the joints of the three point lift arms, etc. Give them a shot of spray lube and see if that helps. Frank.






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 03-11-2008, 08:30 Post: 152070
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I did it before but I will try again and give it time to work in. I'll let you know.

Thanks Frank






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 03-11-2008, 08:34 Post: 152071
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John; Guess I forgot to ask. What position are the three point arms in now? All the way up, down, mid range?






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 03-11-2008, 08:35 Post: 152072
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all the way up.






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 03-11-2008, 08:39 Post: 152073
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John, Ok, that is a good sign meaning that they aren't part way up and the hydraulics arent lifting them. I really think you just have a problem of rusted joints, no weitht on the arms and cold oil all teamed up together keeping them from lowering. Frank.






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 03-11-2008, 11:27 Post: 152080
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The 3 point hitch can only drop by gravity and in most cases needs significant weight to operate.

Assuming there is no weight on the hitch now...... change the valve under the seat to a half open position and then stand on the hitch arms to lower them.

Then try the control to see if you can raise it again.






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 03-11-2008, 12:38 Post: 152083
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Thanks, I will try that too.

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