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I have a rear blower attached to my 3 point hitch and I noticed lately that it is not rising up level.
The right side goes higher than the left which put the blower at an angle in the air.
I removed the two arms and tested the lift. They both seem to be lifting the same.
Any ideas?

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Just a WAG here, but if engine & blower are running, could be torque from the driveshaft. Like a drag racer launching from the line, the left front tire can raise up. Bob
 

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Just a WAG here, but if engine & blower are running, could be torque from the driveshaft. Like a drag racer launching from the line, the left front tire can raise up. Bob
It is angled even when PTO is not engaged.
I am getting concerned that my 3 point hitch might be f'ed
How does the 3 point hitch lift work internally? gear on a shaft? are both upper lift arms attached to one rotating shaft?
 

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I looked at the PC and it shows a solid shaft connecting/between the lift arms. Did you check your lift arms to make sure they are not loose on the shaft?
 

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It is angled even when PTO is not engaged.
I am getting concerned that my 3 point hitch might be f'ed
How does the 3 point hitch lift work internally? gear on a shaft? are both upper lift arms attached to one rotating shaft?
Yes, both lift arms are connected to a splined shaft that is rotated by a hydraulic piston. See diagram below. Common splined shaft is highlighted.

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I have a rear blower attached to my 3 point hitch and I noticed lately that it is not rising up level.
The right side goes higher than the left which put the blower at an angle in the air.
I removed the two arms and tested the lift. They both seem to be lifting the same.
Any ideas?
Possibly a silly question but... assuming you have other 3PH implements which have some weight, do they lift crooked as well? Understanding it's winter and you probably have not removed your snowblower lately.
 

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I looked at the PC and it shows a solid shaft connecting/between the lift arms. Did you check your lift arms to make sure they are not loose on the shaft?
They seem solid. I will check them again tonight
 

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Have you tried lifting anything else to see if the problem is the implement or the hitch?

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Possibly a silly question but... assuming you have other 3PH implements which have some weight, do they lift crooked as well? Understanding it's winter and you probably have not removed your snowblower lately.
Yes, as i lift the right side come up first then the left. It stays un-level all the way up
 

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Have you tried lifting anything else to see if the problem is the implement or the hitch?

Jgayman beat me too it!
I tried lifting with nothing attached and they seem fine. I will have another look tonight. I was worried tat one side was not lift at all which is why I removed the blower and tested it.
 

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Loose or broken frame on the thrower?
I would also check the lower lift pins. Sometimes they can loosen and crook themselves in the holes. I had a rear blade do this once.

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I do not think so but I will check. That blower is built like a WW2 tank
The situation you are describing is very unusual and at this point every component related to the hitch and lifting mechanism is suspect until verified.
 

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There is a threaded adjuster on one of the linkages that connect the lift arm to the 3 point hitch arm . Usually on the right side when standing behind the tractor. It is used to level 3 point implements
 

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There is a threaded adjuster on one of the linkages that connect the lift arm to the 3 point hitch arm . Usually on the right side when standing behind the tractor. It is used to level 3 point implements
I initially thought of that too but in the first statement the OP mentioned that he checked the lift arms by themselves and they both lifted to the same height - which would seem to eliminate the right adjuster.
 

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There is a threaded adjuster on one of the linkages that connect the lift arm to the 3 point hitch arm . Usually on the right side when standing behind the tractor. It is used to level 3 point implements
Yes i had a look at that. there is no way that could have moved though. I will take some pics tonight
 

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I initially thought of that too but in the first statement the OP mentioned that he checked the lift arms by themselves and they both lifted to the same height - which would seem to eliminate the right adjuster.
:) let me triple check that. i was tired last night when i was looking at it haha
 
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