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Dan, Technician
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Experience:  17+ yrs. shop and field experience with all major brands of heavy equipment, trucks and farm equipment - 1995 WyoTech graduate.
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I have an Allis D17 series 4 tractor that won't move.

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I have an Allis D17 series 4 tractor that won't move . The last time that I used it I noticed that it moved slower than normal and it could not push a load. I now notice that the red light in the lower left corner of the dash is on (powerdirector)? Could this light be related to my no movement problem ? Does the same fluid reservoir feed the powerdirector that feeds the hydraulics ? The hydraulic loader seems to work fine . Any quick, easy fix ? The 2 speed lever locks in fine in both directions .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** is your serial number? also for initial checks verify oil level and check if there is any signs of metal/debris in the transmission and filter indicating an internal problem. Also check for burnt smell and discoloration of the oil. Let me know

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where do I check the fluid level for the powerdirector ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
serial #D17 86192
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

all models, the oil should be drained
and refilled with new oil after 6
months of use. On models equipped
with "Power-Director" oil filter, filter
should be renewed after 50 hours
of operation. The oil level on D-14
and D-:L5 tractors is checked with dipstick
attached to the filler cap located
at left front corner of transmission
housing. On D-17 models (prior to
tractor Serial No. D-17-38897), oil
level is checked with the dipstick attached
to filler cap without running
engine. On D-17 tractors after Serial
No. D17-38896 check the "Power-
Director" and hydraulic oil supply
level as follows: Retract any remote
hydraulic cylinders, lower tractor lift
arms and run the tractor for three
minutes at high idle speed.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Shut off engine and immediately check oil
level with dip stick attached to filler
cap. (Filler cap is located at left front
corner of transmission housing.)

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Here is more detailed information. Click on this link.

Service and repair info

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the fluid level is full but tractor moves very slowly if at all, the power director low pressure light is on.
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the update Rick. inspect the inside of the filter for signs of fine metal or debris indicating an internal failure such as pump or other internal problem. Also verify that the clutch is not slipping as well by seeing if it will stall the engine when trying to move in a high gear as it should. Let me know

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there adjustment for the clutch ?
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Click the link I posted for "Service and repair info" See PDF pages 45 on.

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