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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I learned to opperate on an old 3400 ford with 4 levers, then went to a 555 with 2 levers then a 3 lever case, back to two levers on mini excavator (both iso and sae). My question is, does anyone know what the 4 lever patern is.
left-
left center-
right center-
right-
I can"t remember for the life of me and my neighbor just bought a 6500 with 4 levers and it doesn"t feel right.just wondering if maybe some one changed the hoses or maybe I"m loosing it.
thanks
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Left to Right C_L_A_S

Crowd of stick
Lift of boom
Actuate of bucket
Swing

I myself learned on a ford 4 stick and can still run them pretty good.

Worked at a Ford dealership in the early 70"s and learned at that time. Ford combines were made by CLAAS so it was easy to remember C_L_A_S on the backhoe controls. Word association.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks. I guess my memory ain't what it used to be, thats the way this one is. I spent the most time on a 3 lever case(my favorite), maybe i just miss those.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:13 am    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Takes more than swapping a few hoses to do it right. I curse my Ford everytime I have to use it. But . . . if it was my only machine, I'd get used to it. Not my situation though - I've got five of them. I've got the 1963 Ford 4000 Industrial with 734/724 hoe and loader, an Allis Chalmers Mark V hoe, a Deere 300B, a Case 580CK, and a Pettibone-Multihoe. They are all a bit different - but I can hop on anyone of them and get used to the sticks in a few minutes - EXCEPT the Ford. There's is something about its pattern that is counter-intuitive.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Back when I had a full head of hair, the backhoe operator we used had a ford backhoe. I don't know how many levers, I want to say 6 but probably just 4. He wasn't happy with what he had. The man was a great mechanic. He cut off the sticks and welded on 3/8" universal joints to the stubs, like the ones you use in a socket set, and brought them up to just two joysticks. He was a great operator. ...sl
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Years back,Ford offered a joystick kit to convert their hoes - for people used to two-stick control.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I could have sworn that I posted this photo in "implements" a while back but I guess all that drinking has effected my memory. This is a photo of a 2 lever conversion I did, about 3 years ago, to my Ford 755 backhoe. Works great, very intuitive for the casual user. Cheap and easy. No hydraulic mods, strictly levers. Can supply instructions if you supply the email.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Back in the 4500 days , Arps made the 2 lever conversion kit ..I installed many after the Deere people saw how friggin' fast the 4500 was..
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

JF in CT wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:07:55 06/01/0Cool I could have sworn that I posted this photo in "implements" a while back but I guess all that drinking has effected my memory. This is a photo of a 2 lever conversion I did, about 3 years ago, to my Ford 755 backhoe. Works great, very intuitive for the casual user. Cheap and easy. No hydraulic mods, strictly levers. Can supply instructions if you supply the email.

Jim



Jim,

I'd sure like to see the details of that!

jbudnait@hughes.net
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

[quote="JF in CT"](quoted from post at 11:07:55 06/01/0Cool I could have sworn that I posted this photo in "implements" a while back but I guess all that drinking has effected my memory. This is a photo of a 2 lever conversion I did, about 3 years ago, to my Ford 755 backhoe. Works great, very intuitive for the casual user. Cheap and easy. No hydraulic mods, strictly levers. Can supply instructions if you supply the email.

Hi, I've got an old Ford 750 backhoe that I would like to convert from a 4 lever to joystick. I would be very grateful if you would give me some insight. My email is chadbordner1@yahoo.com. Thanks. Chad.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I love my 4 lever 755,smooth and accurate!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote


can you send me more info on the controls and how you set them up. thanks

brown.joshd@gmail.com
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is it still possible to get the instructions for this swap? Thanks.

bcatoe03@yahoo.com
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote

bcatoe03 wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:14:56 10/16/12) Is it still possible to get the instructions for this swap? Thanks.

bcatoe03@yahoo.com


could i get instructions? comp998@aol.com
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 lever ford controls Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Would you mind sending the instructions to rasoule@charter.net
I just picked up a 73 4500. Thanks
 
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