C lift unit

Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:52 am

The lift unit on my C runs very hot to the touch, someone suggested that I clean the filter screen. How do I go about this? Already changed the fluid, didn't help. Thanks

Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:08 pm

Manuals are oh so helpful sometimes :) I'd suggest you rock on down to your local TSC and at least pick up the I&T manual for the Farmall letter series tractors. It's better than nothing at least.

The filter screen should be behind a plate that's held on the Touch Control unit with four bolts. Either drain the fluid or be prepared for a hydraulic oil bath.

Hydraulic fluid will normally be very hot to the touch after a tractor has been running for a while. Ever been sprayed before? Let me tell you it's not fun. Hot, high-pressure oil... Good thing it was an M... If it had been the Maxxum, I probably wouldn't be able to reproduce...

Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:35 am

The super "C" had a heat gauge for the lift. That tells me that the lifts may run hot and bear watching, or IH wouldn't have spent the money for the gauge.


Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:54 pm

As I recall, the gauge was optional. Regardless, you can't tell whether or not a hydraulic system is running hot by "feel." Normal hydraulic temperatures will feel extremely hot to the touch.