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Tractor Loader 3rd Function Hydraulic Kit
W.R Long 3rd function hydraulic kit for tractors and front end loaders to operate auxilary hydraulics for grapple bucket attachments and hydraulic cylinders.


 
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Tractor Loader 3rd Function Hydraulic Valve Kit

Allows the use of a 3rd function such as a grapple or 4 in 1 bucket. This kit is for tractors that use less than 15 GPM, larger tractors will require the upgraded option. Call for more details (you must have your tractor model and loader model numbers when ordering.) The 3rd function kit connects to the power beyond port of your existing loader valve. This is a full 3rd function kit allowing you to raise/lower, dump/curl, and open/close at the same time. The hand grip with three position rocker switch is designed to fit over you loader joy stick and be screwed on.
**Rather than leaving the hoses/couplers loose, the kit now includes a bulkhead plate to rigidly mount them to the tractor loader. Some of the bulkhead plates are not tractor specific**

Our valve kits are powered by the power beyond port. The purpose of the power beyond port is to provide auxiliary power to attachments beyond the loader valve. Example: 3 point hitch, rear remotes, backhoe, etc. The majority of tractors / loaders will continue to supply fluid to the power beyond port at all times. It doesn’t matter if you dump, curl, float, go up and curl at the same time, etc…. With that being said there are some that will not. Some will stop sending fluid to the power beyond port if you go up and curl at the same time or float. ( do more than one function at a time) and instead the loader valve will dump all the excess fluid back into the tank. This means you can only use 2 functions at a time. It’s still a 3 rd function valve since you are adding a 3 rd set of hydraulics to the front of the tractor, you just don’t get to use all three functions with one motion of the joystick. Example. You can go up and control my valve at one time, curl and control my valve at one time, up and curl, etc. If you are concerned about this the way to check it would be to connect to your rear remotes with a attachments and run that attachment. Then try to go up and curl your bucket all at the same time. Not counting once you have gone all the way up and curled all the way back since then your relief valve will kick in and all fluid get diverted back to tank then. “Southwest” on the joystick. If your rear attachment stops or significantly slows down then you have lost the fluid to your power beyond port and you are limited to only using 2 features at one time. If everything continues to work then you still have fluid going thru the power beyond port and you will be able to use all three functions at one time. Example: (Up, curl and open attachment). Long story short is the customer could not use all three functions with one motion of the joystick. It’s all about what the tractor loader valve does…

Attn: These are custom kits available for many tractor makes/models. Call us to see if a kit is available for your tractor.

NOTE: If your tractor comes with a backhoe as standard equipment like the Kubota L39, then the hose lengths will be correct. If you have a backhoe that is an option or later added on, then the hose length, hose end and valve mount may not be correct since the valve kit is designed for the loader when there is no backhoe present.

Use coupon code "hydraulics" when ordering this product and a tractor loader hydraulic attachment to save $50

Our Price: $837.00


Product Code: TRA-3RD-FUNCL

Hose Saving Spring

Spring protector for your hydraulic hoses [Add $60.00]
3rd Function

3rd function upgrade:
Upgrade for tractors that use more than 15GPM [Add $100.00]

 
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3rd function valve kit allows for use of a grapple or 4 in 1 bucket Kit is complete with 1/2" ag couplers. Free shipping within 1,000 miles!
How To Series - 3rd Function Auxiliary Hydraulics for Tractor Loaders
How EASY is the install??
True 3rd Function on John Deere * all kits now include bracket to mount hoses on loader.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 399 Write a review.

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4 of 5 3rd. Function valve kit September 21, 2020
Reviewer: Dan P. from Burlington, KY United States  
The kit was not too hard to install. Be aware that if you have a backhoe on your tractor that you may not get the correct fittings in your kit. I had to call the manufacture which sent me one new hose, but had to purchase and adapter for the other hose from a local source.  EA RESPONSE:  This is why we have the following disclaimer on the website, concerning backhoes, so there are no surprises... NOTE: If your tractor comes with a backhoe as standard equipment like the Kubota L39, then the hose lengths will be correct. If you have a backhoe that is an option or later added on, then the hose length, hose end and valve mount may not be correct since the valve kit is designed for the loader when there is no backhoe present.
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5 of 5 LS XG 3135 September 18, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Anderson, MO United States  
This third function valve kit was supper easy to hook up every thing fit except the joy stick handle it needed a bushing that it did not come with my joy stick was way to small other than that the valve works well and was a great add on to my tractor thanks EA.

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4 of 5 3rd Fucntion Kit September 17, 2020
Reviewer: James Gibson from Collins, MS United States  
In general the kit was fine; however, I do have a couple of complaints: 1)The length of wire provided to supply the toggle switch should be 3-4 ft longer. To properly run this wire on my cabbed tractor so that the wire would not be unnecessarily exposed to getting snagged, I had to splice another section of wire onto it. 2)I had a continuous leak around one of the hydraulic connections on the top side of the electric valve. Leaking right out of the box. The factory installed tape did not seal. I re-taped it with the same results. I then tried a pipe sealant. Same results. It had a crack in the wall of it. After making trips to Tractor Supply and not being able to get a fitting that would thread properly, I drove to a hydraulic service business in Jackson and purchased a new fitting. Once I installed it, the problem was solved and I have had no other issues. It would be nice if I could be reimbursed for the extra electrical supplies and the new hydraulic fitting that I had to purchase.  EA RESPONSE:  ALL products we make and/or offer come with a warranty.  This kit is made and shipped from WR Long, and they're always glad to assist if something is defective and/or doesn't fit as it should.  The kits are custom, and different tractors call for different components, so something could've been mixed up.  No fluid is ran through the valve, to avoid contamination, so, when/if a rare leak does occur, they are glad to send out a replacement fitting or other part if needed.  EA and WR Long are always a quick phone call away if any assistance is needed.

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5 of 5 3rd function kit September 11, 2020
Reviewer: Donnie P from Defuniak Springs, FL United States  
easy to install works great

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4 of 5 DIY possible Install, Great Customer Support September 9, 2020
Reviewer: Kevin Trowbridge from Eugene, OR United States  
The real workhorse and success of my root grapple is due to this 3rd function kit.  Things weren't perfect with the reciept and installation of the unit but customer service was exemplary and made everything right. First off, a bracket was bent.  One phone call...replacement in the mail.  Easy-peasy.  The 2nd issue was with the install itself but this issue was not caused by the company in any way.  My tractor hydraulics were configured differently than the directions explained so I had issues identifying what goes where.  There are so many tractor hydraulic configurations possible that the company could not reflect all of them in their directions.  However, customer service stepped up again and I was able to get everything attached.  Don't get me wrong, it was tough getting the hoses routed and attached and I had to go out and buy some different hydraulic angle adapters but it only cost less than $20 and now I have a functional grapple...which I am most happy about!

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