How to Drive & Operate a Tractor : Hydraulic Lift on a Tractor: How It Works

Okay, now we want to talk about the hydraulic
lift on your tractor. And this tractor, like most in the US, is equipped with what’s called
a category one three point hitch. And three point hitch, refers to the one, two, three
mounting points in the hitch. And category one just defines the dimensions and sizes
of everything. It’s by far the most common type of lift on a tractor, it’s been in use
since the early forties in the US. And most implements that you’re going to want to use
will hook up in this way. This system is driven by a cylinder and piston, housed in the top
of the transmission here that’s pumping hydraulic fluid, and allows you to raise and lower this
lift and any implement on the back of the tractor. The things that are important to
bear in mind about this system, is that you need clean hydraulic fluid, and a clean hydraulic
filter. On this particular one you check the hydraulic fluid level right here. And then
you want to do some adjustments to make sure that the lift goes down at a controlled rate.
On this particular tractor that adjustment is under the seat. But that will vary depending
upon your tractor. And finally you’ve got your control lever for the lift, and it’s
very simple. You raise it up to raise your implement, and you push it back down to lower
your implement. And that is the hydraulic three point lift in a nut shell.

4 comments on “How to Drive & Operate a Tractor : Hydraulic Lift on a Tractor: How It Works”

  1. ole Rustbakken says:

    how many kilos are this 3 point lift

  2. Böðvar Guðmundsson says:

    that is the same system as ve have in iceland i´ve been working on a tracktor for one summer

  3. Nether Devil says:

    hi i got a new pto adaptor or the brass piece on the pto coming out of the tractor when i put it on it dosent lock how is it suppose to stay on during operation is it a few turns or do i need a key or what

  4. 12957294 says:

    Is everything in a nutshell?

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