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Ford 2000 tractor . hydraulic lift won't come up.

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05-01-13, 06:22 AM   #1  
Ford 2000 tractor . hydraulic lift won't come up.

Any advice:

Ford 2000 (1963) tractors hydraulic lift will not come up??

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thank you.

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05-01-13, 06:36 AM   #2  
Have you been doing any work on it?

What does the fluid look like?

Is your tractor gas or diesel (3 or 4 cylinder)?

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05-01-13, 06:42 AM   #3  
Was it getting a bit jerky or unresponsive before it stopped working completely? If so, I would suspect that the transmission is due or past due for an oil and filter change, as opposed to a mechanical failure. There is a lot going on in there, and shavings, even from the time of manufacture, can continue to float around in there for a long time before accumulating in the filters or screens. If it is up to par in regard to this mainetenance, then I probably would be looking at the rock shaft control valve. Particularly if this is the case, you will probably want to get your hands on a manual, because there are undoubtedly bypass valves, etc. in that system, any of which may have a burr in them.

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05-01-13, 12:48 PM   #4  
I'd get a repair manual if you don't already have one. Tractor Supply sells them along with a host of online vendors. Have you checked the fluid level? When was the last time the lift worked?

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05-01-13, 04:14 PM   #5  
Check the fluid level with everything at rest.

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