995 with Q Cab lift arms

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995 with Q Cab lift arms

Post by ralexander » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:06 pm

Hi guys

Apologies if this has been covered in previous posts, however I've not managed to find the answer to my troubles. I’m having trouble with the lift arms on my 995 with Q cab. I think it's a later tractor with the gear shift on the right and 2 levers for hi/lo and normal / lo ranges on the left. This is my first tractor, so everything is a complete eye opener to me - without the dashboard stickers it took me and my pal 10 mins to make her move :D

The arms are stuck in the lift position. On my tractor, left hand side behind the seat, I have a rod with a handle on that pokes through from underneath that I believe operates the latch mechanism, this I’m sure is in the release position.

To the left of the main raise / lower lever I have another small lever with a nob on the end and this only moves a couple of inches. I’ve been told this may be a hydraulic dump valve, could anybody confirm what this is and what position it needs to be in for the arms to operate?

My dial is set to “height” and I can hear the pump working / loading the engine when I pull it all the way back to “select”, however the arms don’t seem to budge. I’ve done the transmission oil / filter.

I’ve seen people mention the valve chest / dump valve which could need attention but could anybody give me a description / photograph of where these parts are located as I’m not sure I’m looking in the right place / can’t see them due to the cab on my tractor.

When I bought the tractor the lift arms were missing and just the PTO was being used for a log splitter, so it’s quite likely something has stuck over time. Any tips would be gratefully received!

Thanks guys

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Re: 995 with Q Cab lift arms

Post by dbiow » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:23 pm

If you look on the floor in front of the seat the is a leaver that moves side to side, check this is in the L (linkage) position

1 or 2 (2 in my case)will be for the hydraulic pipe on the back (for tipping trailers etc) the other number is used for a loader or other attachment

The position 1/L works the linkage and port number one to make 2 functions happen together

The leaver to the left of the seat is the lock that holds the linkage in the raised position it needs to be up but will only release when the lift arms are fully raised.

Hope this helps if not someone will explaine it better I'm sure :wink: :lol:
885 q cab and 25d on the Isle of Wight.

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Re: 995 with Q Cab lift arms

Post by bedwards1966 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:10 pm

The small lever which only moves a couple of inches is the dump valve, it is used for lowering equipment faster (useful when the oil is cold or there isn't much weight to push oil through the system) by giving the oil an easier path back into the tractor sump rather than through valves which cause restriction.

With the hydraulic lever back and you can hear it pumping try to release the lock on the left hand side by lifting it up. Then move the hydraulic lever forward to lower and put some weight on the arms, hopefully they will then go down - they may just be stiff. If not, there's a problem with the hydraulics which will require help from the experts.

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Re: 995 with Q Cab lift arms

Post by ralexander » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:29 pm

Wow, thanks guys, I didn' t have any idea about the lever by the seat, I will try this tonight. :D

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Re: 995 with Q Cab lift arms

Post by SteveCollett » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:40 pm

it most likely is lack of use and the link arms are stuck. get as much weight as possible on the back and it will probably drop ok
they are always slow anyway with cold oil in.
I had same problem on my 4680. We thought they were permanently seized until we put a 7 leg subsoiler on the back :)

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Re: 995 with Q Cab lift arms

Post by ralexander » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:22 pm

Thanks Steve, yep I will try, I've got a gang mower to attach but I need to get them down once to start with!

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Re: 995 with Q Cab lift arms

Post by ollek » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:51 pm

You will have to lift the load up to connect it to the 3-point hitch, if you need to test if the linkage is sized. You can not get a seized linkage down if there is no load on it.

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