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 02-12-2004, 12:57 Post: 76729
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I am looking at a top and tilt kit for my 4700. My concern is that the JD OEM kit does not have check valves on either cylinder, and like a loader, will eventually drop from fluid bypass on the SCV's etc. This obviously would be a real pain and require constant adjustment of the implement. Anyone out there using OEM JD top & tilt and have you experienced any "drift" on either cylinder when using it?

As an alternative I'm considering a kit from Integration Engineering (thanks Mark Carter, candcmachinery.com)






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 02-12-2004, 13:06 Post: 76730
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Check valves usually have very little to do with cylinders releasing gradually under load.

It is most often the cylinder itself that lets fluid past the seals. Check valves won't do anything in that case.

Best of luck.






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 02-12-2004, 13:14 Post: 76732
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I have JD OEM Top-N-Tilt on my 4310 and haven't noticed any drift at all. However I must say with all the hills around here I adjust fairly often anyway.






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 02-13-2004, 09:21 Post: 76780
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I just got my top and tilt installed yesterday by a dealer handles both Kubota and Deere.

He didn't express much confidence in Deere's hydraulic cylinders and replaces them as necessary with other brands that exhibit fewer leak-down problems.

The kit they installed yesterday came from Gearmore. I didn't get a chance to unload the trailer yesterday, consequently, I have had a tie down strap putting pressure on the top-link all night.

There has been no observable movement.






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 02-13-2004, 11:50 Post: 76786
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Mark, you're gonna be hooked. As has been said, once you've had Top-and-Tilt you'll never go back Smile






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 02-13-2004, 13:26 Post: 76788
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I'm gonna go get that baby off the trailer right now and play with it and the new rear blade.






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 02-13-2004, 15:39 Post: 76792
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I have a 2000 JD 4700 with a Gannon top link cylinder, it works pretty well, however it does leak down a bit. JD does offer an inline restricter that will slow the leaking. The tractor does preform well, I like the way the engine runs and the Hydro trans is ideal, however the hydraulics need work. The tractor has over 600 hours, it is used mainly for box blade and loader work.






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 02-13-2004, 16:56 Post: 76803
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Mark, did I miss something here or did you go undercover as DRankin?

Have fun with the hydraulic link.

Best of luck.






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Murf.... yes,new ID I will e-mail details.

Top and tilt is a disaster at the moment. Bent the top link and cracked a fitting on the tilt link. Back to square one.






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Wow, that stinks big-time! I wonder whats different between the OEM setup and the Gearmore setup?






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