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    Sadistic, Cold-hearted, Barbarian John Deere Engineers

    The title of my post should say it all. I have to wonder if the "team" of John Deere 4R Cab series engineers who designed the "Selective Control Valve Lever Lock" ever operated the tractor.

    With the snow banks piled 5-6 feet high in SE Minnesota and with another storm headed our way for the weekend I decided it might be time to convert from the 54" blower on my 2025r to a Frontier SB1174 on the 4066R. I had held out for all of this time because I was not fond of the idea of blowing snow in reverse. But the comfort of the cab and the power of the 4066r seemed to offset the disadvantage of operating in reverse.

    The Frontier blower works great and the 4066 handles it just fine, BUT, that nasty Selective Control Valve Lever lock digs into your right leg to the point I have to take a break. I suppose I can design some padding to reduce the "misery" but I would still like to have those engineers strapped into a chair and how about I take a two inch wide piece of steel and jam it into their leg.
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    Can you post pictures of the problem so we can get a better idea for a fix?

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    I not sure if this works or not. I struggle posting pictures but if it doesn't show up you go to the 4066r operators manual (OMLVU26458) you can see the picture of the lockout piece. The problem really doesn't show up in forward motion. Its just when you are turned sideways and move your right leg to operate the reverse hydro pedal does the part jam into your leg.

    http://manuals.deere.com/omview/OMLV...cs/LV18050.gif
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweivoda View Post
    The title of my post should say it all. I have to wonder if the "team" of John Deere 4R Cab series engineers who designed the "Selective Control Valve Lever Lock" ever operated the tractor.

    With the snow banks piled 5-6 feet high in SE Minnesota and with another storm headed our way for the weekend I decided it might be time to convert from the 54" blower on my 2025r to a Frontier SB1174 on the 4066R. I had held out for all of this time because I was not fond of the idea of blowing snow in reverse. But the comfort of the cab and the power of the 4066r seemed to offset the disadvantage of operating in reverse.

    The Frontier blower works great and the 4066 handles it just fine, BUT, that nasty Selective Control Valve Lever lock digs into your right leg to the point I have to take a break. I suppose I can design some padding to reduce the "misery" but I would still like to have those engineers strapped into a chair and how about I take a two inch wide piece of steel and jam it into their leg.

    You have my vote. With the upraded SCV on my 4066R, it is even worse than before.

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    Did you try moving your seat further back or forward and adding some air or reducing the air in the air ride seat to
    see if it makes a difference in your knee position?

    Just a thought.

    But I do wish the cab was maybe 6 inches wider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweivoda View Post
    I not sure if this works or not. I struggle posting pictures but if it doesn't show up you go to the 4066r operators manual (OMLVU26458) you can see the picture of the lockout piece. The problem really doesn't show up in forward motion. Its just when you are turned sideways and move your right leg to operate the reverse hydro pedal does the part jam into your leg.

    http://manuals.deere.com/omview/OMLV...cs/LV18050.gif
    Remove it, never locked out a loader lever yet.
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    I'm guessing the deluxe cab seat doesn't rotate like the OOS one does. That, or wearing shorts and a t-shirt in your luxurious cab has made your legs soft like a toddler's. That didn't sound like jealousy, did it?

    Put your insulated bibs back on and turn the heat down a little.

    Also, my 4052R handles my Farm King 74" blower great, Ive given it a thorough test this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plug Ugly View Post
    That didn't sound like jealousy, did it?

    Put your insulated bibs back on and turn the heat down a little.

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    Knock out all the windows,, let the wind blow in your face for 15 minutes,, then reevaluate the little bracket,,
    the bracket will be the least of your concerns,,

    OK,, that is my jealousy answer,,,

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    I have come to believe that engineers do not have a clue about operating, or working on, a dadgum thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    Knock out all the windows,, let the wind blow in your face for 15 minutes,, then reevaluate the little bracket,,
    the bracket will be the least of your concerns,,

    OK,, that is my jealousy answer,,,

    They're over here complaining about a poke in the leg, I'm ecstatic I got my snowmobile helmet with the heated shield working on my tractor when blowing snow.
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