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Does anyone know what the lift capacity of a 3 point ball hitch attachment on a lo boy 185?
I can not lift the tounge on my 26 foot boat. Can lift it with the loader, put a jack stand under it and it will hold it there forever when the stand is removed. Will lift just enough to get the jack stand out, but when load is dropped it will not lift it back up.
I am getting 1300# of pump pressure to the 3 pt. lift ram from the gear driven pump off of the engine.
Can I do better, or am I just asking too much from the 3 point?
Thanks for any suggestions!
I have a friend with a 154, 3pt with a boom pole that will lift my 300 lb with ease.
I also have a 184 here that will lift a 23A disc onto my trailer, IF you can keep the front wheels on the ground
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I think you'll find that the "typical" lift capacity of a Cat-1 3-point hitch is rated at about 300 to 500 pounds. Many will lift a lot more than that, and many folks on here will tell you that they've lifted a lot more than that, but I'm fairly certain the specs are in that range. It's not only a matter of pump pressure, but also leverage. I'd say that you're probably well over the 500 pound mark for tongue weight on a 26' boat, and probably more like 1000 pounds, so you're probably just trying to lift more than the tractor will do.
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Is that heavier than those California wheel weights?
Josh Blair in Mt.Pleasant TN
Service manual calls for a 1500 to 1600 relief valve. A little more pressure may do your job. Check to be sure your Hydro Fluid is clean, with no moisture (ie milky look).
Pump may be weak.
Circuit relief valve is part of your control valve under you gas tank. Prior to serial# 18709, non adjustable and need to replace the relief valve. After serial# 18709, it is adjustable by adding shims. See your service manual.
If you are lifting too heavy of a load the release valve should start to open. You should hear the noise of the bypass valve. If you don't then likely you have a worn pump.
Mine lifts a 300 lbs landscape rake easily, the prob I notice is the front wheels at that point seem to be floating a little as if they want to lift..lol
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