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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]

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
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: 296 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 3rd function December 4, 2019
Reviewer: Chad Stephens from Niota, TN United States  
A must have for my grapple, has worked flawlessly since I installed

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5 of 5 December 3, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Hoschton, GA United States  
Great unit. Was fairly easy to install. The directions could had been a little clearer. With any mechanical aptitude it's no problem. A novice might have to call for clarification on a few points.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Opened a Whole New World November 20, 2019
Reviewer: Phil from Floyd 24091, VA United States  
I didn't hook up my kit right away because I didn't have anything to use it for. So it was a month after receiving when I did. Due to my tractor being 20 yrs old & having a different set up than most of the same model, I had a problem lining up the valve with my existing hardware.
 Between Rick & Travis on the phone, I figured out what I needed. Rick offered to send a different bracket, but I just needed to rearrange things a little.
 It works great and I have twice the appreciation for what I can do with my tractor than I did with just 3 point hitch implements. Passing the 6 decade mark in age, anything that will save me a bunch of trips getting on and off the machine is great!

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5 of 5 Purchase/third function November 18, 2019
Reviewer: Scott Miles from Wiggins, MS United States  
Very easy to attach to the tractor and has worked with no problems.

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3 of 5 It's almost there. November 18, 2019
Reviewer: Gary Greenway from Fenton, MI United States  
The only improvements I would suggest would be to include abrasive safety sleeving for the hydraulic hoses and make the joystick handle at least as long as the OEM unit or, preferably, a couple inches longer.  EA RESPONSE:  Hydraulic hoses feature a tough outer layer of protection, steel braiding, and then the inner hose, which carries the fluid.  Adding loose protective shielding is not needed.  Actually, the loose shielding would make the hoses more vulnerable and, if a leak ever happens, it is really hard to tell where the fluid is coming from if you have a loose, greasy cloth covering the hoses.  Regarding the knob, it comes with a set screw to tighten during installation.  If you want it higher, you can raise it up some and tighten it.  We hope the longevity and performance makes up for the missing two stars.
Thanks for the business!

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