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3400 3 point lift problem

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:14 am    Post subject: 3400 3 point lift problem Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had the lift cover off my 3400 to clean out the sump, replace filters, and do other repairs. Now that it is back together the lift doesn't seem to work until the quadrant control lever reaches near the top of its travel. I think I may have damaged the "flow control valve override linkage" when reinstalling the lift cover. The manual says to put a steel rule in the slot in the cam follower when lowering the cover to avoid damage to the linkage. I do not remember doing this. I do remember (this was weeks ago) that the cover was not balanced perfectly from my shop crane so it didn't go down nice and level at first. From reading oher posts it sounds like my symptoms of the lever not working to lift until near the top of the quadrant are consistent with a worn cam follower. Are they also consistent with a damaged linkage from improper installation of the lift cover? Seems like a worn (shortened) cam follower would act similar to a bent linkage. Also, if I damaged my linkage, is it as simple as straightening some bent steel or did I likely break something? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: 3400 3 point lift problem Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Make sure you have the lift in position control mode and not draft control mode. It might be as simple as that. Check the lever on the front right hand side of the lift cover and make sure it's in the "pointing up" position for position control. See also this thread

with a good picture of the lever.
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