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Old 04-23-2018   #1
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Default L235 3 point hitch control

My brother has a L235 DT that has a problem with the raising and lowering of the 3 point hitch. If he holds the lever up by hand, the hitch will stay raised, but as soon as he lets go, the lever and the hitch immediately drop down to the lowered position. It is a condition that apparently has gotten progressively worse since he has owned it. There is a movable "stop" with a wing nut that can be moved to hold it up when not in use, but that obviously doesn't really work when trying to use a rear blade.

Is there a way to adjust the friction on the lever? Or is this a sign of something more serious that is wrong?

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Old 04-23-2018   #2
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My brother has a L235 DT that has a problem with the raising and lowering of the 3 point hitch. If he holds the lever up by hand, the hitch will stay raised, but as soon as he lets go, the lever and the hitch immediately drop down to the lowered position. It is a condition that apparently has gotten progressively worse since he has owned it. There is a movable "stop" with a wing nut that can be moved to hold it up when not in use, but that obviously doesn't really work when trying to use a rear blade.

Is there a way to adjust the friction on the lever? Or is this a sign of something more serious that is wrong?

Thanks,
Scott


Possibly something wearing out, but attached are the L235-L275 Owners Manual Hydraulic pages.....



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Default Re: L235 3 point hitch control

Thanks, Bill. Much appreciated. I suppose we can try adjusting the "down speed control," but not sure if that will do anything. The problem is that while the manual says "push the lever forward to lower the implement," no pushing is necessary. The lever just automatically falls to the lowered position unless physically held up.
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Attached are the L235 WSM - Hydraulics, hope this helps.....









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Default Re: L235 3 point hitch control

If the lever isn't staying put. Then the issue is a simple adjustment follow the level down. There should be a a couple nuts and crush washer, or plastic bushings. Should just need to adjust the tension for the lever.

The adjustment is down at the bottom of the lever. Near where it ties into the transmission.


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If the lever isn't staying put. Then the issue is a simple adjustment follow the level down. There should be a a couple nuts and crush washer, or plastic bushings. Should just need to adjust the tension for the lever.

The adjustment is down at the bottom of the lever. Near where it ties into the transmission.


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Great! Thanks, Daren. We'll give that a try. That's kind of what I was thinking and hoping.

And Bill, thanks for the shop manual pages.

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Daren nailed it!

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Thanks again, gentlemen. I'll post back with results.
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Well, gentlemen, sadness abounds. My brother made the adjustment, which was all well and good, but when he hooked up a box blade, it would try to raise, but didnít have enough power. The hydraulics on the front end loader work fine, but not the 3 point hitch. I believe it had been at least six months since he had lifted anything with the hitch.

Any ideas on where to start? Iím a little new to hydraulics.

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Default Re: L235 3 point hitch control

If the control part of the valve was not in the complete down position when he tightened up the lever it could be only partially opening.

Pictures of how the front end loader was hooked up will help too, wouldn't be the first time I've seen one hooked up wrong effecting the three point operations.
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