Over the past 3-4 weeks progress has been made. I ended up taking the steel lines and related hydraulic hoses, the control the bucket of President scoop and dump functions down to the hydraulic line store and getting them completely rebuilt all new. $700 later and the loader is fully functional and working. About 1/2 of the grease zerts I have tried to live are rusted and locked. Will need to replace these.
I drain the entire hydraulic system, clean the screen, and refilled with all new fluid. So the hydraulic system is working really well. I was able to fix the leak down at the screen by simply tightening the nut fully.
The gear selector boot had dry rotted and cracked, which was what I think caused water to get down inside the transmission. I put a new boot on and have sealed that up.
The steering has a tremendous amount of play in it. Any idea on what I could do to tighten this up? Also, do you know if there is a power steering add on kit?
The only thing that’s not functioning is the three point hitch. I’ve tried everything, and it simply does not come up. It is in the fully down position. I noticed that there is a directional valve nut that you can turn, which seems to control the hydraulics. I played around with it in a matter which way I turn it, it does not lift the three point hitch. I’m not sure where to leave and start to look to start to chase this down. I am only interested in keeping this tractor for mowing if I could get the 3-point hitch to function. Any ideas?