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Ihave a 1979 massey ferguson mf255tractor. The loader bucket…

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Ihave a 1979 massey ferguson mf255tractor . The loader bucket will not curl upward unless l remove the bracket around the side lever so that travel a longer distance. I am guessingits a problem inside the control valve.need help.

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Mf255 with 236 model loader Tractor serial no.9A312626

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My massey ferguson 1979 mf255 tractor with model236 loader will not curl the bucket upward unless i remove the bracket arond the side levers and push the lever a long ways further than i can with the bracket installed.

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It works fine if i do as i described.

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago

Do you have joystick control or a lever for both control levers? The valve has to move full travel or it would be slow to curl. More times than not it is the control linkage is worn or needs adjustment. There is nothing inside the valve to cause this. It does have a return spring and washers on the bottom cover, opposite the control lever, that can bind, but are not internal to the valve.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I HAVE 2 LEVERS A LIFT AND TILT LEVER THAT LINKS TO THE CONTROL VALVE.NORMALLY IT WOULD TAKE 1 OR TWO INCHES OF TRAVEL TO TILT UP.IT NOW TAKES 4 OR 5 INCHES WHICH IS NOT POSSIBLEUNLESS I REMOVE BRACKET THAT SURROUDS THE LERERS.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago

Have you disconnected the lever from the spool and moved spool manually? Do both spools move same distance? They should, if the boom moves further, the spool is broken, or the bottom springs and spring washers are loose.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I TOOK IT APART AND FOUND AN ALLEN SCREW ON THE SHAFT WAS LOOSE ITIGHTENED ITAND IT NO LONGER TRAVELS TO FAR. HOW DO YOU ADJUST WITH THE LITTLE ALLENSCREWS ON THE SIDE.I CAN SEE WHEN I HAD IT APART THE LITTLE SPRING THE ROD AND SCREW
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I KNOW YOU TURN THE ALLEN SCREW BUT NOT SURE HOW MUCH
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago

Is this the detent that holds the spool in position? It would not require any adjustment. It would just be snugged up.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
ONE SHAFT FITS INSIDE THE OTHER THE INNER SHAFT HAS A CAM ON THE END THAT IS HELD TO THE SHAFT WITH A ALLEN SCREW . I TIGHTENED IT BECAUSE I SAW THE SHAFT WOULD MOVE BUT NOT THE CAM .AFTER I TIGHTENED IT IT NO LOGER TRAVELED FARTHER THAN THE LIFT LEVER.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
What are the detent are theywhat i am calling a cam? Whatever they are it is up against them that adjusters go
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago

The loader valve is not shown with the loader model. So I don't see what you have. Is this the part in the bottom, opposite the connecting end for the control lever? Can you attach a picture? Using the attaching link near the typing box, a tree or paperclip Icon.??

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago

Look like this?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I can hardly type or navigate these computers
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago

Left click on the link above.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks . Goodbye
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 months ago

Thank you! Please use the 5-star rating system to close the question and get me credit!

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