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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.

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…

Our valve is made for momentary use like open / close or left / right operation. It is not made for rotary implements like augers. The valve has a extremely tight tolerance and if held down to use a rotary attachment it will heat up and swell causing the valve to seize. Thanks!

-Josh Nabb, W R Long, Inc.

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]

Description Video Transcription
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
True 3rd Function on John Deere * all kits now include bracket to mount hoses on loader.

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 234 Write a review.

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Well designed, functions flawlessly! March 19, 2019
Reviewer: George Eisel from Mico, TX United States  
I was able to install myself with their answering a couple question. Took me about 3.5 hours as I made install location improvements.

Two implements from EA so far - the grapple and a box blade. Both well made American products!

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March 18, 2019
Reviewer: Scott Childress from Fisherville, VA United States  
Installation was simple on my 790 JD. The only issue we had with the kit was the 2 fittings going into the tractor hyd. pump were to large, no problem my farming buddy had a bucket full to choose from.

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March 5, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Cordell, OK United States  

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valve kit March 5, 2019
Reviewer: Mike McDonald from Lynn Haven, FL United States  
The installation instructions for my Kubota B2320 tractor were inadequate. They did not describe where to get the 12 VDC. I spliced into a wire from the ignition wire to the headlight switch. On one occasion, the 10 amp fuse on the tractor system failed. I replaced the fuse and it continued to work so far.

The installation kit for the valve contained a fitting which screwed into the hydraulic return. This fitting fit the tractor but it had a 1/2 inch JIC, not the 3/8 JIC that was on the hose provided. I obtained a 1/2 to 3/8 JIC reducer to solve the problem.
EA Response:  We have sold thousands of these kits and dozens for the B2320 and guys usually rave about the ease of installation.  WR Long leaves it up to the installer to choose the power source(hot line) to run the switch for liability reasons.  Mistakes with incorrect fittings are very rare, but people build the kits and, unfortunately sometimes make a mistake.  We apologize for that and always send out the correct hardware immediately whenever it is needed.  Thanks for the business and we hope the performance of your valve kit more than makes up for the lost stars!

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valve kit March 5, 2019
Reviewer: Lee Tierce from Fairfield, PA United States  
same goes for control,the only problem i had was the pressure left in the lines when taken off,i have since made a stand for it to stay upright when removing to relieve pressure from the lines,thus makeing it easy to use again. thanks again for all your help.......lee  EA Response:  It is important to store the grapple so the cylinders don't create pressure in the lines.  The easiest storage position for a rake style grapple is fully open, face down if space allows.   Also, making a stand to hold it stationary would work.  Additionally, be sure to depressurize your tractor's hydraulic system prior to disconnecting the hoses as well as before you hook them back up.  Ted explains that in a video.  You may need to copy and paste the following link into your address bar:  https://youtu.be/RKbh6dGb9xI  Thanks for the business.  Hope this helps.

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