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Kimberly    Posted 05-02-2018 at 16:43:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Results with Draft control
  • I turned the back veggie garden today; a tad wet but not sticky wet. I put the lift in Draft control and off I went to turn the soil. I got to a place where it did not want to go; wheels spinning but the plough did not lift up. So I went to lift the turn plough manually and it would not lift, out of gear, clutch out etc. I put it back in the position control and lifted the plough. From then on out I ploughed in position control with my hand on the lift control to lift manually when I saw it was wanting to bog down.

    ZANE    Posted 05-03-2018 at 20:06:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If the big spring at the top link is too loose when you try to lift the plow the draft sensing rod will be pulled backwards causing the touch control lever mechanism not to come in contact with the control valve linkage. The lift linkage in this case need to be adjusted. Sometimes if it has not already been moved all the way to the back you can get it back to lifting by loosening the four bolts that attach the quadrant to the lift housing and move the quadrant backwards far as it will go.

    Zane

    HCooke    Posted 05-03-2018 at 11:04:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When using draft control, do not lower the lever completely to the bottom of the quadrant or the plow will go too deep. As JMOR says, things may be out of adjustment. As you learned, your right hand can also be the draft control. I find using draft control is easier to make consistent furrows.

    Kimberly    Posted 05-03-2018 at 14:20:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, I dropped it all the way down. Why wouldn't it lift back up though?

    HCooke    Posted 05-03-2018 at 18:42:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Could be wear or out of adjustment. Next time try putting only halfway down.

    Larry    Posted 05-03-2018 at 07:46:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I've never liked draft control. Plowed acres of ground for many years with a Ford 4000 1963 with a 3 bottom plow. We had a large muck field also. It seemed draft control pushed the plow to deep. I would set the plow at the proper depth and take off. If the tractor started to lug I'd lift a plows up a tad. Doing something as small as a garden don't use it just set it and go.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-03-2018 at 05:04:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If your hydraulic system isn't 100% functional, the draft control will not work right. A lot of things have to be in place -a good, non-leaking cylinder for starts. Worn cam follower pin, worn or out adjustment touch control settings, and more all need to be in working order. Your description is a perfect example of an old, worn out system. It needs to be pulled and R&R'd or leave it and keep doing what you are doing -plowing in POSITION control, which you can do, just as you did. The thing is with these old Fords, is that they are notorious work horses. They love to work, the more work the better. Preventative Maintenance was not always practiced back in the day as farmers would just keep going day after day as long as the tractor fired up and could head out to the fields. Many N's bought and sold today still have their original parts which have never seen repair. That is why we see worn hydraulic systems, worn engines, and worn other parts. When I bought my early 1948 8N in 1992, I was the 2nd owner, as it had come from Canada, the original owner being a potato farmer on 80 acres, and the tractor was still all original. I got almost ten years use out of it then rebuilt the engine in 2003. In 2009 I rebuilt the hydraulics. Both systems were never done prior to that. No big surprise, my 1996 Ford F-250 4x4 Pickup, the best vehicle I ever owned by the way, had over 250,000 miles on it when I finally had to scrap it and it still had many original parts on it then. Their slogan, "Built Ford Tough" wasn't derived on a whim.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)

    JMOR    Posted 05-02-2018 at 17:19:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Results with Draft control
  • The amount of draft that will trigger lifting depends on the position of the touch control lever. Of course, things could also be out of adjustment.

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