Claas Axos MX loader hydraulic setup

Tibbo

Member
I've not long got a hold of a wee Claas Axos tractor with an MX loader on it.
There are 2 hydraulic pipes coming from the loader to the rear spools of the tractor. One is going in to the top of one of the spools the other to the top of the other spool.

Im assuming these are feed and return lines to the loader ? ( sure i'm not up to date on loader hydraulics)

Is is possible to run these lines to one spool? Top and bottom so i have one set of spools free for other implements or do they have to be plumbed in this way ?

Thanks


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jett

Member
Arable Farmer
The spool valves on the Claas Axos are arranged side by side (horizontally) and thus the two pipes that are in use for the loader are only using one spool valve. For the empty valves the pressure is on the right (red) and the return on the left (yellow)
 

Tibbo

Member
The spool valves on the Claas Axos are arranged side by side (horizontally) and thus the two pipes that are in use for the loader are only using one spool valve. For the empty valves the pressure is on the right (red) and the return on the left (yellow)
Awk right now it makes sense. Thanks for that it's a big help.
 

feilding

Member
Location
Welshpool
Not seen loader pipes fitted like that for years. Looks like a DIY fit. Feed should be directly from pump and return to transmission, then you don't spoil the 2 spools on tractor. Speak to a class dealer or MX I should think they can put you right. I don't know class tractors. But most are plumbed the same way.
 

Tibbo

Member
Not seen loader pipes fitted like that for years. Looks like a DIY fit. Feed should be directly from pump and return to transmission, then you don't spoil the 2 spools on tractor. Speak to a class dealer or MX I should think they can put you right. I don't know class tractors. But most are plumbed the same way.
Not sure if this loader was fitted from the factory, but i know it bought new for the MOD and they had the loader on it. I can't see a free flow return on the back anywhere. I'll have to have a look to see if there is a plug on the back to see if one can be fitted.
 

tomg

Member
Location
York
To be honest i'm not sure if its got a push out hitch or not. id have to have a look. Good shout though
Does the loader work without pressuring one of the spools? On ours the top spool left and right work the push out hitch. You have definitely got a return pipe plumbed in (the very top pipe) presumably from the loader.
 

Tibbo

Member
Does the loader work without pressuring one of the spools? On ours the top spool left and right work the push out hitch. You have definitely got a return pipe plumbed in (the very top pipe) presumably from the loader.
Aye you don't have to touch the spools to work the loader. Both spool leavers are in the middle, neutral position. Maybe it does have a push out hitch. The tractor has one done 440 hours in the past 10 years and the linkage and hitch has never been used.
 

tomg

Member
Location
York
Aye you don't have to touch the spools to work the loader. Both spool leavers are in the middle, neutral position. Maybe it does have a push out hitch. The tractor has one done 440 hours in the past 10 years and the linkage and hitch has never been used.
Right sounds like the loader is plumbed in properly then. The two pipes in the top spool will work the push out hitch. (Lever furthest from you)
You have the other spool you can use but if you need more hydraulic services, lock the pick up hitch and pull the 2 pipes out.
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
Right sounds like the loader is plumbed in properly then. The two pipes in the top spool will work the push out hitch. (Lever furthest from you)
You have the other spool you can use but if you need more hydraulic services, lock the pick up hitch and pull the 2 pipes out.
Lift arms right up move unlock hitch lever, lower a bit then activate spool, hitch should pop out
 

Tibbo

Member
Right sounds like the loader is plumbed in properly then. The two pipes in the top spool will work the push out hitch. (Lever furthest from you)
You have the other spool you can use but if you need more hydraulic services, lock the pick up hitch and pull the 2 pipes out.
Be nice if it does have a pick up hitch ill have to take a look next time im out there
 

Tibbo

Member
Quick update on the push out hitch. I’ve taken a look today. It doesn’t move when the spool is activated but it does seam to have hydraulics at the back. So I believe it is a push out hitch but it’s either rusted up or the ram is knackered. It’s hard to tell but it looks like there is two pieces of metal down either side as a stop for the cartridge to sit against when it’s pulled back in. I’ll have to get a wire wheel on it to see
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