Fastrac 4220 lift arms slow

Romeogolf

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Arable Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
New to me fastrac, one thing I’ve noticed is the rear lift arms are deathly slow to go down. Front links go up and down like a fiddlers elbow, but the rear are painful. I’ve turned up the speed under the armrest. Any one else notice this?
 

KB6930

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New to me fastrac, one thing I’ve noticed is the rear lift arms are deathly slow to go down. Front links go up and down like a fiddlers elbow, but the rear are painful. I’ve turned up the speed under the armrest. Any one else notice this?
Is it doing it the first time or every time ?
 

KB6930

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Fastrac rear linkage

Start the tractor press the lift switch up or down and end it'll be very slow press again it'll stop it press again it goes at whatever speed you have it set to up or down.

It must be a safety thing .

Also the buttons you need on the right hand pillar move it very slow they're only of any use to get it high enough to unlock the pickup hitch then use the depth dial after waking the lift up to full speed!!!
 
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Romeogolf

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Fastrac rear linkage

Start the tractor press the lift switch up or down and end it'll be very slow press again it'll stop it press again it goes at whatever speed you have it set to up or down.

It must be a safety thing .

Also the buttons you need on the right hand pillar move it very slow they're only of any use to get it high enough to unlock the pickup hitch then use the depth dial after waking the lift up to full speed!!!
Thanks for all replies. I’ll try this approach, I’ve just found hitching up requires patience for the hitch to lower so far!
 

snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
Standard I'm afraid.
Apparantly some have increased the size of the hydraulic pipes which has helped, but it is a ball-ache which spoils a great tractor, (as well as iffy a/c and flat out noise)
 

KB6930

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Location
Borders
Standard I'm afraid.
Apparantly some have increased the size of the hydraulic pipes which has helped, but it is a ball-ache which spoils a great tractor, (as well as iffy a/c and flat out noise)
Oh aye I forgot about that I gave up trying to use the auto for the climate control due it it just running the fan flat out all the time!!!!
But there's something else went wrong with mine recently it's either freezing or roasting even if you just shift the heat control 1 degree warmer it must just be opening it right up 🤦‍♂️
 

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