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Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:59 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ScoutB wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:33:49 01/03/1Cool
I switched from molasses to UTF two years ago and my hydraulics respond instantly instead of 15 minutes later. I just plowed with it today and all was well at 10*.


Scott what spec of UTF did you use?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had same concern went to Tractor Supply and got
Traveller Ford Tractor All Mineral 90 Transmission Fluid
drained and refilled works great
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi Bruce,

My 8N has 90wt and once the temperatures are below freezing, the lift will operate slowly until the oil warms up. It seems that it can take as much as 30 minutes to get things operating well. The lift on my 961 with universal tractor fluid operates better in colder temperatures.

Just as a side note, last week it was so cold here that even the hydraulics on the neighbor's Bobcat wouldn't work.

Colin, MN
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi, Does anyone know what the lifting capacity is one the 3 point for a 49 8n? I can handle a 6' mower and blade, but not a 6' tandem disk? Am I expecting to much? Thanks Dave
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I started running them in 1960, it is typical of an n ford.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Colin King wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:02:10 01/04/1Cool Hi Bruce,

My 8N has 90wt and once the temperatures are below freezing, the lift will operate slowly until the oil warms up. It seems that it can take as much as 30 minutes to get things operating well. The lift on my 961 with universal tractor fluid operates better in colder temperatures.

Just as a side note, last week it was so cold here that even the hydraulics on the neighbor's Bobcat wouldn't work.

Colin, MN


I use the same fluid, Colin, and with it cold, it will definitely be very sluggish for the first 20+ minutes or so of operation.

I bought a cheap magnetic heater that I stick to the bottom of the sump/pump and leave it plugged in all winter. The lift is still a tiny bit sluggish at first, but quite usable.

es
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dukefamily5 wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:59:25 01/04/1Cool
ScoutB wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:33:49 01/03/1Cool
I switched from molasses to UTF two years ago and my hydraulics respond instantly instead of 15 minutes later. I just plowed with it today and all was well at 10*.


Scott what spec of UTF did you use?


I tried twice give you a hyperlink but the post is removed immediately in Modern View. I used the Traveller brand UFT from TSC
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

See tip # 44.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Bruce (VA) wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:29:10 01/04/1Cool See tip # 44.
75 Tips


Question? The gauge at the steering column coming from the pump is making a hising noise / leaking. Would this cause the lift to not work?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Got pictures of that? Does not sound like a normal 8n setup. any leakage in the system would or could cause lift problems. It would depend on how much leakage.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

R Geiger wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:12:06 01/14/1Cool Got pictures of that? Does not sound like a normal 8n setup. any leakage in the system would or could cause lift problems. It would depend on how much leakage.


Its a ford 800... The leakage is on the tachometer guage which is connected to the hydro pump at the engine block.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8n will not lift bush hog when cold? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dukefamily5 wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:15:50 01/14/1Cool
R Geiger wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:12:06 01/14/1Cool Got pictures of that? Does not sound like a normal 8n setup. any leakage in the system would or could cause lift problems. It would depend on how much leakage.


Its a ford 800... The leakage is on the tachometer guage which is connected to the hydro pump at the engine block.


Your original title of the post said 8n.
 
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