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Backhoe for 3D series?

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I'm being told that I can't add a backhoe to a 3D series tractor. What is different that limits the ability?

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What is different is that Deere chose not to make a BH compatible with the 3D machines. All of the BHs used with the Deere CUTs are mounted via a subframe and Deere decided not to make a subframe that fits the 3D. They also don't have the required hydraulics to run a BH on the 3D.

The 3D series was designed to be kept simple and cheap. If you want the ability to add complexity, you pay for it by buying a higher level machine. As the old saying goes, there ain't no free lunch.
I'm being told that I can't add a backhoe to a 3D series tractor. What is different that limits the ability?

TIA
Correct. You can get a power Beyond on the 3E and 3R but not on a 3D. I'd assume that Deere spec'd out a cheapo hydro valve for the 3D as a part of their cost cutting and leaving out the PB capability probably saves them $3/unit on their cost.
So there is no Power Beyond for the 3D machines?
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The Hydro transmission and Power Beyond operate independently of each other. You can have either on any machine. To have a Power Beyond you need a tank, pump fluid and a SCV with a Power Beyond port. Lots of tractors have all that without having a hydro transmission. (You can get 4M series machines with a power reverser transmission with a Power Beyond!)
yes but my comment wasnt based off of that. Was wondering how john deere these days have the hydraulics setup on small tractors to power the backhoes and how power beyond works? does it require e hydro trans and work off of e hydro with power beyond? Can you answer that? So does manual trans affect that and that maybe the partial reason why for the d series? someone mentioned its because the subframe wont attach. How could that be the case if both tractors are almost identical. Not trying to cause debate and be confrontational. Just curious as to what exactly the eliminating factor is. Everything on here seems to be speculation without pure proof from a documented write up that backs this up
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No problem! If you have an interest and want to read some day (when you are really, really bored! lol ), there is a good thread in the hydraulics library on Power Beyond, what it is, how it works, etc... Lots of people think it's "scary" or confusing/complex but it's really extremely simple once you understand it.
thank you for the info. like i said, i was just asking for clarification. not to step on anyones toes
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