Ford tractors use hydraulic assist systems to raise, lower or move a variety of lifts, loaders and earth-moving tools. All Ford tractors have the same hydraulic components: a pump, reservoir, high-pressure filter, hoses and fittings and hydraulic pistons. Having “inline hydraulic systems” means that an operational problem with any of the components will affect all the systems. It’s import to know about these vital parts of the Ford tractor hydraulic system when trying to resolve problems.


Check all the connections and control valves operating the system if the control reaction is slow. Inspect all the valves opening and closing within the system for full actuation. Slow valves mean that fluid doesn’t get to the system and will not respond to control inputs. All valves need to be properly seated with tight fittings and seals. Direct cabling or motorized actuators operate the valves, depending on your Ford tractor model. Make sure the cables are tight and the motors perform to specifications.