L2800 sluggish FEL and box blade

old and tired

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L2800 HST
Dec 8, 2019
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NC / S.W. Virginia
Your tractor is HST, correct? How does it move around? Driving-wise... it's the same pump (I think) that powers the FEL and 3PH.

Also, even if you got dirt in the sight glass hole, it would have to get through the filter before the pump...
 

SCSTEVE

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L2800 HST
Nov 3, 2021
15
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South Carolina
Your tractor is HST, correct? How does it move around? Driving-wise... it's the same pump (I think) that powers the FEL and 3PH.

Also, even if you got dirt in the sight glass hole, it would have to get through the filter before the pump...
It is HST...worried that it may be the pump-$$$- seems to drive fine- did not notice the jerky steering until yesterday- seems like the more times I raise the FEL the slower it goes and there is a noticeable additional noise besides the engine. Just seems like there is no fluid going to the loader and 3pt and now the steering.
 

kubotafreak

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GRAND l6060, L3560, B6100, gr2100, tg 1860, g1800, g1900, g2160
Sep 20, 2018
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Arkansas, US
Air is getting into the suction line. Check the filter, and the tube leading to pump.
 

SCSTEVE

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L2800 HST
Nov 3, 2021
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South Carolina
I did. Fluid level is to the top of the sight glass.
Air is getting into the suction line. Check the filter, and the tube leading to pump.
That is what it seems like. I replaced the tube that usually the issue- one that runs behind the brake pedals- as I had that issue before. No help there. I was thinking of replacing the filter. Don't know of anywhere else that air might have access...
 

SCSTEVE

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L2800 HST
Nov 3, 2021
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South Carolina
Can you take a video of the sound and post it on youtube (or some other location), so we can hear it?

I assume it's a constant noise or is it only when you raise the FEL??
Noise is only when I raise the FEL. I pulled the hose going into the back side of the HST pump and had fluid running outof it so feel like it is getting to the pump. I took a video. Just got to get my kids or a 3 year old to help show me how to load it somewhere to share.
 

SCSTEVE

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Equipment
L2800 HST
Nov 3, 2021
15
0
1
South Carolina
Noise is only when I raise the FEL. I pulled the hose going into the back side of the HST pump and had fluid running outof it so feel like it is getting to the pump. I took a video. Just got to get my kids or a 3 year old to help show me how to load it somewhere to share.
Finally got the video of the noise on You Tube. It is “L2800 noise”.