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Rear Controls Added To Deere 4230
Lots of newer tractors are built with rear fender control of pto's for safety and convenience. So Willard Dittmer decided to retrofit his older Deere 4230 with rear pto control and also throttle control.
"A cab tractor is a bit unhandy for chore work, such as grinding feed and filling feeders," notes Dittmer. "The rear controls really help out."
Dittmer welded a 5-in. strap iron arm to the pto clutch inside the cab. He then mounted a lever on the lower left rear of the cab. A 3/8-in. rod connects the two.
"For the throttle, I bolted a second 5-in. strap iron to the speed control arm at the rear of the right battery box," says Dittmer. "A 3/8-in. rod runs from it to a second lever attached to the right rear of the cab."
With the existing rear controls for remote hydraulics and 3-pt. hitch, he now has control of all major functions other than movement from the rear end.
One other change he made was to weld a U-shaped clip between the two hydraulic cylinder hooks mounted on back of the cab. The clip holds the center link in stored position.
"I just used some strap iron; it doesn't have to be spring steel," he says. "It works much better than the factory-installed transport hook."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Willard Dittmer, 30650 360th St., Shelby, Iowa 51570 (ph 712 483-2580).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6