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Luke    Posted 04-04-2019 at 20:49:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Dads new 8n
  • So my dad just got his, I believe 5th or 6th n tractor. This 8n runs great but has a hydraulic problem. So at a idle if you raise the control handle, it takes a while for the lift arms to raise but they will eventually. At a high rpm they raise quicker but still sluggish. It has oil, it will not have enough strength to pick up a rotary mower

    R Geiger    Posted 04-05-2019 at 09:55:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dads new 8n
  • I would put a pressure gauge on it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-05-2019 at 09:35:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • LEAK TEST
  • Remove side inspection plates. Hitch a load to 3-pt or raise up and chain down arms. SHUT OFF motor, leave raised, and observe up to the lift cylinder underneath top cover. Look closely and for several minutes. If you see oil seeping down from the piston/ram, the piston and/or cylinder are worn and need replacing. If so, while at it, may want to clean pump chambers and entire system. That may require dropping pump to do a thorough job. If no oil leaking down, try replacing the safety relief valve.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bob in KS    Posted 04-05-2019 at 08:12:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Dads new 8n
  • Take the dipstick side cover off and look inside for oil leaks while it is running. Keep hands out!!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-05-2019 at 05:19:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • First thing is to perform the LEAK TEST -Go To our HOW-TO'S forum and see some documents there. Is the oil a clear, honey-like consistency/color or a muddy/murky brownish color? If the latter, the oil is contaminated with water and the system needs serious attention and cleaning. Best to observe all this via the side inspection covers, not simply by a dipstick reading.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    r geiger    Posted 04-04-2019 at 22:09:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Dads new 8n
  • Do you know it will not pick up the mower or do you just think it will not pick it up?

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