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    Snowblower installation and steering hose issue

    Good evening everyone, I scoured the forum and the webs but cannot find anything on the issue I am having.
    I cannot get the driveshaft hooked up to the mm PTO due to it touching a hydraulic fitting for the front steering.
    I install the front PTO bracket fine but when I raise the driveshaft to the mm PTO cannot get up high enough and at the correct angle to hook on.
    I even first hooked up the driveshaft to the PTO and then tried to install the front bracket but no go.
    Anyone have this issue?

    Can the fitting be loosened and twist the elbow upwards?
    Any experience with this and advice is appreciated.

    I am attaching photos to show the fitting and the driveshaft angle at the PTO.
    (The driveshaft is not hitting the elbow in the pictures but it does when you try to hook up the shaft to the mm PTO)
    Sorry for the upside down photos....if you click on one it appears right sized in the new window.


    Thanks again for any help
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    You should be able to loosen up the fitting and install the pto, then reposition the fitting and tighten it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveX730 View Post
    You should be able to loosen up the fitting and install the pto, then reposition the fitting and tighten it.
    ^^^^^ what he said.
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    Thanks guys...appreciate it.
    I got the loader back on in case we get a pile of snow from the forecasted storm tomorrow.
    I am going to call my guy at the dealership as well to see what he has to say.
    I am sure he will say it is ok to adjust the fitting as was suggested here.
    If I am really lucky they may send out someone to do it on their dime as the tractor isn’t a year old and I bought the blower and blade from there in the past month (not holding my breath on the free service call though....lol).

    If anyone else has any comments on this or have had the same thing on theirs please chime in.
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    Keep us posted Rush. I have never had anything in the way of the driveshaft, so my fitting must be in a different position from yours. I’d go with the advice already given.
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    something doesn't sound right, my mm pto driveshaft is nowhere near the power steering cylinder or fittings when it's installed. your pictures are hard to tell what we're looking at....
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    I had to run out to the garage and take a look... My PTO shaft is at least an inch away from the steering cylinder.

    I saved your pics to my computer then flipped them over. Your PTO shaft looks a LOT closer.... Everything installed/hooked up right?


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    Does the OP have a cardian joint on the front of the driveshaft?

    A single joint in leu of a cardian joint would “raise” the driveshaft since it is shorter.

    I can’t tell from the OP photo. The photo in response is clearly a cardian joint.
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    I know what happened, the fitting on the right they turned way down so that the hose doesn't rub the left front tire (a common design flaw on the 1-series) but as a result it's too close to the shaft.

    I turned mine down a little so that it just missed the tire at full lock to the left, and wrapped it in hose protector where it touches the frame rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    I know what happened, the fitting on the right they turned way down so that the hose doesn't rub the left front tire (a common design flaw on the 1-series) but as a result it's too close to the shaft.

    I turned mine down a little so that it just missed the tire at full lock to the left, and wrapped it in hose protector where it touches the frame rail.
    I went by the JD dealer today with the photos I took as well as the few that EricR posted.
    It seems that the valve needs to be turned upwards enough to clear the driveshaft.
    A few of you suggested that already.

    AJgrn78 - you mention above that you turned yours a little. Did it take much muscle to break the fitting free to the point you could move the elbow?
    I am going to tackle this sometime over the weekend.

    Thanks again to everyone for helping me out here
    Thanks EricR for going out of your way to post those pictures....very much appreciated.
    2017 1025R TLB, Tektite cab, Edge tamers, JD 54" QH snowblower, JD 54” QH Snow blade, iMatch quick hitch, HLA 42" pallet forks, Bxpanded thumb/quick connect/ripper hook/trencher bucket/backhoe receiver hitch/toothbar. Ken’s hooks, diff. lock foot plate, seat springs and twin backhoe foot pegs. Extra set of rims with Turfs
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