3 point throttle

Springer

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I only have 11.7 hrs. experience so go easy on me.
Below my seat is a knob. I rarely ever touch it. I did have to to get my center mow deck to raise and lower. I looked it up and found that it is the throttle for the rear 3 pt.
My question is, when and why would I ever use that?

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85Hokie

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It simply slows or quickens the down movement OF the 3 point .......... does not change the UP speed.

Great for box blade or rear blade.

It simply restricts the fluid movement so it slows the downward motion - if that is what you want.
 
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FreezinGator

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It controls how fast the 3pt will lower. Sometimes you might have a lot of weight on it and want it to lower slower than when it doesn't have any weight at all. It is a good idea to turn it once in a while as it has a tendency to get stuck over time if not moved. Mine locked up on my BX it took a bit to get it unstuck.
 
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I have nothing to add to the above . . . .except - the three point raises under hydraulic power. It lowers by gravity, no power down. The valve under discussion controls the lowering speed.
 
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Springer

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thanks guys. the fact that it lowers under gravity had me a little confused as to the purpose but it makes sense now.