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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…

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]

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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: 336 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Great 3rd function hydraulic kit March 27, 2020
Reviewer: John Knoop from Hayward, WI United States  
Couldn't be happier with the ease of use.

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5 of 5 new holland workmaster 55 3rd function kit March 27, 2020
Reviewer: John Atwell from BLAND, VA United States  
Shipping was very fast. Installation was very easy and so far it has worked flawlessly. Overall  very pleased so far. Good quality product would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 March 26, 2020
Reviewer: David Mccluskey from Benezett, PA United States  

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3 of 5 Underwhelming with fundamental design flaw March 26, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Purvey from Athens, AL United States  
Easy to install with good but not great instructions  but on my kubota L4630 it blocks my access panel on the right side.  Bush hogging during the summer I’m often clearing my radiator screen several times an hour so I’ll have to have a metal working shop rebend the mounting plate for clearance. Clearly no one at wr long actually installed one of these on a kubota L series before producing. Simply bending the mount plate a few inches back would’ve allowed proper clearance.  Additionally the control handle is formed of cheap plastic and has that flimsy feel.  Wishing I’d had genuine kubota 3rd function installed. More money up front but by the time I’ve paid a business to reform the plate I’m probably around the same money.  Sorry but this is my honest assessment.  EA Response: WR Long designs these valves to install in locations that are easily accessible, yet tucked in enough to stay out of the way.  The location is usually in a very similar location to the more expensive kits offered by the dealer.   Some of the front loader mounts(to hold the hoses rigid) are not tractor specific, but they do give you the option of installing them in the location and arrangement you prefer.  Lastly, regarding the knob... The WR Long knob features a momentary rocker switch which is MUCH more user friendly than the two button design on the land pride kits.  We've also heard horror stories about how expensive parts are for the land pride kits if a switch or something goes bad, which is very common on the land pride kit.

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4 of 5 WR Long 3rd function kit March 26, 2020
Reviewer: David Deal from Claremont, NC United States  
Incorrect hoses & fittings were included in the box for my 2019 Boomer 55 3rd function kit. Called the factory and they sent some of the correct parts but still not all of the correct parts. I had to pay mechanic to secure another 25.00 fitting plus make a 2 hour round trip from his house to put it on so I'm out of probably an extra 100 bucks to get it installed. I understand EA had nothing to do with the mess but WR Long dropped the ball!   EA RESPONSE:  Sorry to hear of the difficulty.  If anything is every incorrect or missing, EA, along with WR Long always makes sure the correct parts are sent out ASAP.  We would've sent the correct parts to the mechanic's place to avoid the drive if requested.  The best customer service in the industry is only a phone call away.

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