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Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 00:53:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Position control lever
  • After reading the brief ford manual on what the position control lever is I am still in the clouds of what it does. What it seems to do is lower the lift slower than the main larger lever .So far I have not used it . I am sure some old timers know what it is and what it does . Please splain it to me in English Thanks mates.
    Its the tiny 3 inch lever under the seat on a 8n .

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 05-06-2017 at 08:19:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Position control lever
  • You use draft control for tillage implements (plows, harrows, cultivators) for the reason Charles stated below.

    You use position control for about every other implement so you can set and hold the implement anywhere along the high-low range that you want.

    Hope this helps..............Ed

    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:41:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Ed , I am getting it . The Draft control is just more or less up and down , But the Position lever keeps things at a desired level . I will have to play around with that . Last week did some spike tooth harrowing . some disk harrowing using an old horse drawn JD disk and some rollering ,and some two bottom plowing .I wonder what impliment would actually do what i want done ? leveling and cutting the highs and filling in the holes. also tried some grading .It would probably help if i did not have the sod.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 05-06-2017 at 07:02:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I believe it's called draft control.

    CHarles(N.C.)    Posted 05-06-2017 at 01:09:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Position control lever
  • Yes,it's the 3in. lever under the seat right side.Some might splain it's function better than I but,,,it keeps your using equipment,disc,plow etc. that you want working at a "constant depth".Set the depth needed and the equipment follows the conture of the land at the set depth.From an old,old timer.

    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 01:18:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Ah many thanks my friend . why couldn't the ford manual said that ? I am an old farmer too but a recent farmer . retired now I am really working hard .but its good for my back .The old tractors give me something to do and I give them something to do .Thanks again CHarles ...

    TheOldHokie    Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:00:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "why couldn't the ford manual said that ?"

    Because it's not what it actually does ;-)

    1) Position control is real simple. In position control mode the 3pt lever sets the height of the lift arms and the control mechanism maintains that height across varying terrain. Used primarily for things like mowers.

    2) Draft control is more subtle. In draft control mode the 3pt lever sets the initial depth of the plow/implement as it is being pulled through the ground. However, when the plow/implement encounters heavy soil conditions that increase the pulling resistance and would cause the tractor to loose traction the draft control mechanism raises the implement just enough to keep a constant "draft" or pulling resistance on the tractor. When the plow passes through the heavy soil and back into lighter soil it restores the originally set depth. As you might guess when you hit even lighter soil the plow will run deeper than the preset depth.


    Dan Chisler    Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:50:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Many Thanks T O H I am getting what it does now .I will have to start playing around with it and witness the differences . Thanks for all the great info ...

    Rustyal    Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:40:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It does make the tractor lift the turning plow in heavy soil. I don't use it breaking sod or heavy soil. It works good in previously plowed or loose soil.

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