154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

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154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

Postby Eugene » Tue May 05, 2020 10:09 pm

Posting photos because it's to early to go to bed. Couple of photos appearing as a working tractor should, neat and clean.

My 154 with hydraulic snap couplers on the right side of the dash. Think the tractor was use as a government mower tractor.
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Dual diverter valves, front one controls the mid tractor hydraulic cylinder. Rear one controls the 3 point.
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Side view of the two diverter valves.
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Re: 154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed May 06, 2020 6:05 am

The hydraulic couplers are very cool. Have any pictures of the plumbing to the couplers?
Would you please describe how it functions? - Connect the hoses, set both diverter valves a certain way, pull hydraulic handle to start the flow?
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Re: 154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

Postby Eugene » Wed May 06, 2020 7:43 am

outdoors4evr wrote:The hydraulic couplers are very cool. Have any pictures of the plumbing to the couplers?
Would you please describe how it functions? - Connect the hoses, set both diverter valves a certain way, pull hydraulic handle to start the flow?
Have never used the snap couplers. Haven't checked and don't know how they are plumbed into the hydraulic system or how the diverter valves control them.

Lost a pin in the clutch linkage Saturday. Fixed it and mowed. Mowing Sunday, the linkage to the clutch pressure plate brake broke. Son was in the shop Tuesday as I was about to install the sheet metal and had him take photos of the diverter valves and snap couplers.

The left front balloon tire and rim weighs about 60 or 70 lbs. It's filled with something, solid as a rock, not fluid, and the only weighted tire on the tractor.
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Re: 154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

Postby gitractorman » Wed May 06, 2020 9:14 am

I'm wondering if it had a mid-mounted, ditch/bank, sickle mower on it at one point, and the couplers were used to raise/lower the bar on the mower??? Looks like the couplers are on the right side of the tractor. I'm not sure, and I've never seen one in person, but there had to be a second hydraulic setup so you could raise/lower the bar as you were mowing ditches/banks/etc. These are REALLY rare, and I'd bet that 90% were sold to municipalities. I think the mower attachment was as much or more cost than the tractor itself was. Also, if the tires are loaded, it could support the idea that it was in service mowing ditches/banks, and they had the tires loaded for ballast. Just some thoughts, but very cool regardless!
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Re: 154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

Postby Eugene » Wed May 06, 2020 12:08 pm

gitractorman wrote:I'm wondering if it had a mid-mounted, ditch/bank, sickle mower on it at one point, and the couplers were used to raise/lower the bar on the mower??? Looks like the couplers are on the right side of the tractor. I'm not sure, and I've never seen one in person, but there had to be a second hydraulic setup so you could raise/lower the bar as you were mowing ditches/banks/etc. These are REALLY rare, and I'd bet that 90% were sold to municipalities. I think the mower attachment was as much or more cost than the tractor itself was. Also, if the tires are loaded, it could support the idea that it was in service mowing ditches/banks, and they had the tires loaded for ballast. Just some thoughts, but very cool regardless!
Hydraulic coupler set up is located on the right side.

All tires on the tractor appear to be the same age, same manufacturer. I don't know why only the left front tire is loaded, but also assume a municipal mower tractor.

The current mower deck is a 3260 and appears to be the same age as the tractor.

REALLY RARE tractor. That just increased it's by $2000-. THANKS.

I asked, the previous owner didn't know the history of the tractor.
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Re: 154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed May 06, 2020 2:01 pm

Documenting this would be a great way for a numbered series owner to add a remote to their tractor.
- Maybe to run a blade angle cylinder or another hydraulic powered implement.
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Re: 154 Diverter Valves and Snap Couplers

Postby Eugene » Wed May 06, 2020 5:05 pm

outdoors4evr wrote:Documenting this would be a great way for a numbered series owner to add a remote to their tractor.
- Maybe to run a blade angle cylinder or another hydraulic powered implement.
Next time I have to remove the diverter panel I will try to determine the plumbing routing for the snap couplers and get photos of the diverter valve set up.
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