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Diverted Valve not working

Postby Raftguide » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:03 pm

I apologize ahead of time. I am completely new to these things. Today I drove the 185 out to the barn to grab the trailer. However I couldn't get the diverted valve to switch to the rear. Any thoughts? is there anything to troubleshoot? Am I just plain switching it incorrectly?

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Re: Diverted Valve not working

Postby Raftguide » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:00 pm

*Update. Took a step back. Had a beer. Went back out to garage and the valve worked perfectly. No idea. One of those things.

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Re: Diverted Valve not working

Postby ihcc104 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:23 pm

It probably just needed to fill the rear line with fluid before it would work... Mine takes a minute sometimes

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Re: Diverted Valve not working

Postby Eugene » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:55 pm

Depending on how cold it has been in your area, you need to start the tractor and let it warm up for several minutes, maybe 4 or 5 minutes. This will start the hydraulic fluid flowing and warming it up.
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Re: Diverted Valve not working

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:14 am

If I lift my mower deck to the top and stall the cylinder, then there is a lot of pressure on the circuit and it makes it difficult to move the diverter valve. I'm learning to lift the mower deck to the top, lower it slightly, then move the diverter valve.
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Re: Diverted Valve not working

Postby gitractorman » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:28 am

As noted above, in cold weather not only do you need to let the engine warm up for 5 minutes or so, but to warm up the fluids in the rear end, the clutch must be out (released) allowing the drive shaft to turn in the rear differential. Unlike the Farmall Cub tractor, the number series lo-boys utilize the rear end as the hydraulic fluid reservoir, so If you sit there with the clutch depressed for 5-min, nothing in the rear end is turning, so the fluids are nearly as cold as when you started. Ideally, you should drive the tractor around for 5-minutes or so before trying to lift the hydraulics, again, just to get those fluids moving a bit before working them.
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Re: Diverted Valve not working

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:03 pm

Might be a chunk of ice in the line?
I use HyTran and have no issue using my hydraulics as soon as the tractor starts. Gravity does move slower when cold! (Maybe not Gravity related, but the fluid is definitely more viscous).
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