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    Quote Originally Posted by cbwho View Post
    I ended up getting a low hours 420.

    It has 3 point and some ag tires.

    But it needs a little adjustments. When you push the brakes it tries to move the hydro to center but it doesn't very well. (It only moves it a smidgen in the desired direction.) The parking brake doesn't seem to do anything, does that lock the pedal forward?

    The seat U spring mounts, I would like to move the seat farther back. Are there after market seat springs?

    The rabbit/turtle switch seems stuck in rabbit mode. Is there a trick to move it?

    The previous owner never used the 3 point, so a ball joint is frozen. I sprayed with penetrating oil, but perhaps heat will coax it?

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    The parking brake is in it's simplest form a mechanical brake (and hydro) lock. It mechanically locks the hydro lever into neutral and the brakes down. (I think, I know my 317 locks out the hydro but don't remember for the brakes (my 110 does lock the brake/clutch down))
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEERE317 View Post
    The parking brake is in it's simplest form a mechanical brake (and hydro) lock. It mechanically locks the hydro lever into neutral and the brakes down. (I think, I know my 317 locks out the hydro but don't remember for the brakes (my 110 does lock the brake/clutch down))
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    I have found that it works best when the brakes are adjusted. My 86 needs the right brake tightened up. I tried to roll my 83 by releasing the hydro. Didn't move. The brakes were locked and I forgot that.
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    Everyone remember to grease your balls!

    On the 3pt, every one was rusted stuck except for one. But with heat, penetrating oil, sandpaper, a hammer and a big lever I got all to move except for the left one by the gas tank. Don't want to apply heat without a wet towel and a fire extinguisher.

    I found I had to move the ball to reveal rust, sand smooth and repeat. Oil alone didn't do anything.



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    What issues with a Cat 0? My AC620 is Cat "0". I've worked it hard, never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team580 View Post
    What issues with a Cat 0? My AC620 is Cat "0". I've worked it hard, never had a problem.
    Tell us all the category 0 attachments you have.
    Currently in my garages/sheds: 1967 JD112 RF ... 1972 JD 112 SF ... 1973 140 H3 ... 1977 JD 300 ... 1979 JD 216
    1979 JD 314 ... 1979 JD 317K ... 1986 JD 318 ... 2004 JD X485 ... 2011 JD TX Gator ... 2012 JD X720 ... 19XX Zennoh 7001B
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    So far, I only have sleeve hitch.

    But sleeve hitch with a magic of a 3pt sleeve hitch adapter, becomes a better sleeve hitch.
    Or more accurately, the sleeve hitch implement becomes a 3pt implement.

    Some may say why?

    Geometry!

    Mr Ferguson was a bright fellow.

    When you raise or lower a 3pt attachment, it doesn't change the angle of attack. But a sleeve hitch does.

    So a 3pt sleeve hitch adapter makes a sleeve hitch implement a 3pt one.

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