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Old 02-17-2017, 02:27 AM   #1
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Ford 4000 Hydraulics

Just bought a Ford 4000 tractor. But the lifting rams are slow. Any way of making them more responsive?

Ford 4000 Hydraulics - Ford 9N/2N/8N


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Old 02-17-2017, 07:15 AM   #2
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Howdy stevcolx,

Welcome aboard the tractor forum.

Your loader is probably hooked up to the tractor's internal hydraulics, which produces 5 gpm. Slow. To speed it up, you can install a front engine mounted pump, or a PTO driven pump, about 15 gpm.


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Old 04-12-2017, 06:35 AM   #3
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Got some pictures of the engine and PTO. Where do I fill the hydraulic Oil? And or check it?
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:52 AM   #4
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The big bolt ahead of the right hand gear shift is most likely the fill hole, can't tell were to check the oil level.
You need to contact a dealer or search Ebay for an operators manual and/or a service manual. You are going to need them at some point.
The operators manual will give you all kinds of information in regards to service intervals, filter locations and what oils to use where. A good investment for your investment in your new to you tractor.
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Howdy Steve,

Your transmission and rear differential are two separate reservoirs. The hydraulic system shares fluid from the rear differential reservoir. See item #35 on the attached parts diagram....Filler plug for rear differential/hydraulic fluid reservoir.. It looks like your's has been utilized as a hydraulic return port. Just pull the connection to add fluid.

See also the attached photo (compliments of UltradogMN) pointing to the square-headed pipe plug that you remove to check fluid level in the rear differential/hydraulic section.

If your tractor doesn't have these two features, post back.
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Looked everywhere and cannot find a square headed bolt!
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OK, the attached photo (compliments of UltradogMN) illustrates the fluid level check plugs for a Ford 3000....front plug is for transmission, and rear plug is for rear end. Do you happen to have these (square-headed) check plugs??
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Or maybe here??


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