hydralic lift stuck

Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:34 pm

just bought a 48 cub. I want to put a belly mower on her. The lever to control the lift does nothing. It has a bracket on both sides of the tractor to attach the chain for controlling the level. It moves slightly and seems to have some oil pressure against it. I would say that I can manually move the bracket maybe 40 degrees. Can't imagine what's wrong. Any ideas? Thanks

Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:51 pm

Take the link to the touch control manual. It describes the system and troubleshooting procedures. The system may be low on fluid or in need of a rebuild. The manual will walk you through it. We can answer any other questions you may encounter.


Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:19 pm

Sounds to me like it is out of oil. The oil is probably now in the engine.

Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:16 pm

If Jim is correct, and is a good chance that this is correct, the o ring on the hydraulic oil pump will need replaced. No a real hard job. This would be the small metal piece just behind the radiator on the carb side of the engine. There will be two metal tubes running into it.