Tractor Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello I’m new to this forum, I recently bought a 2008 kioti dk45s with a woods backhoe mounted to it. (Works great) I took the backhoe off and tried to lower the 3 point arms and they don’t seem to go down. I’ve check the speed control it seems to do nothing. What am I missing here?
Thanks
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,129 Posts
Hi there, welcome to the forum,

Have you tried putting some weight on the hitch? I don’t think you have downward pressure on this one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
There is a little valve, called MLS valve which controls the speed of the 3pt arm movements. The switch, typically located under the seat opens and closes that valve. Closing the valve aperture reduces the flow rate of hydraulic fluid, until you can actually fully close that aperture, lock the 3pt arms and have no movements at all.

Since you had a backhoe on the tractor, it's common for some tractor owners to completely lock or restrict 3pt arm movements, so they don't interfere with backhoe operations. So maybe that is what's going on here. Either you turned the wrong switch, or the switch has become defective and no longer controls the valve.
I would double check hydraulic fluid levels first, and also reference your operators manual for the proper location of the 3pt arm control switch.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
There is a little valve, called MLS valve which controls the speed of the 3pt arm movements. The switch, typically located under the seat opens and closes that valve. Closing the valve aperture reduces the flow rate of hydraulic fluid, until you can actually fully close that aperture, lock the 3pt arms and have no movements at all.

Since you had a backhoe on the tractor, it's common for some tractor owners to completely lock or restrict 3pt arm movements, so they don't interfere with backhoe operations. So maybe that is what's going on here. Either you turned the wrong switch, or the switch has become defective and no longer controls the valve.
I would double check hydraulic fluid levels first, and also reference your operators manual for the proper location of the 3pt arm control switch.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Hi there, welcome to the forum,

Have you tried putting some weight on the hitch? I don’t think you have downward pressure on this one.
Marc_hanna thanks for the advice you were right on about not having downward pressure. By reading some other posts I learned that the draft control lever needed to be down and then with some pressure the arms lower right down! Thank you for the help I was about to bring it to the shop!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Frambo51: You need to throughly read the operators manual, before continuing to use your tractor.

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,129 Posts
Marc_hanna thanks for the advice you were right on about not having downward pressure. By reading some other posts I learned that the draft control lever needed to be down and then with some pressure the arms lower right down! Thank you for the help I was about to bring it to the shop!
Glad to be of help. Enjoy getting to know your tractor!
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top