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I was using my Deere 4300 with a bush hog today and I think…

I was using my...

I was using my Deere 4300 with a bush hog today and I think a tree branch knocked off the hydraulic cable at the back, PTO rear stopped working - expected?

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I don't have it handy. Sorry

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?

Tried nothing yet, was end of day and stopped using it. I reconnected the coupler, but it did not work properly after that.

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

So tree branch ripped loose one of the hydraulic hoses from the quick connect? So all you needed to do is reseat the coupler and check it, but it may have also knocked the PTO lever out of gear. Does the PTO lever feel like it is shifting the internal gear? Follow th linkage to the lever at the transmission housing and shift it manually after emoving the linkage if necessary.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am not with the tractor - will have to look at it tomorrow. Is there any issue with losing pressure or liquid because the hose got uncoupled?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

No, very little fluid loss, and as long as the coupler isn't damaged, no harm done.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Once that happened the pto was working for awhile but gradually stopped turning the drive shaftI was in long heavy grass so could be unrelated
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

It seems to be totally unrelated.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What might the issue be then? I am going out to look at the tractor this afternoon.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Take a look and see if all works, no need to give a dozen different scenarios without knowing details.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should I be checking fluid levels?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Its always good practice to check fluid levels dily.

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