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Question: Is the far forward position for the 3PH control considered the "float" position for the 3PH on a JD 2305? Is it safe to utilize an implement (rear blade) in this position vs. the mid-position?

Pulling the handle towards the rear of the tractor lifts the implement. I assume the middle position locks the implement from further downward travel (but it will still allow the implement to float up if it hits something). The furthest forward position allows the implement to lower.

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Rich
 

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JDFANATIC,

First, thanks for the quick reply.

Second, the "rate of drop" control is only for drop from what I can tell (Hence the name). Is there anyway to slow down the "rate of up"? Fine tuning a blade would be easier if the up position was controllable.
 

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Thanks, I agree gauge wheels help any leveling operation (ala road grader).

Another reason for the question is for moving trailers. If the 3PH is always in float (at least for the up direction), then if a trailer load shifts and pulls the tongue up, that could create a significant hazard for the operator.

While the mid-position will lock the 3PH from going any lower, it does not sound like you can lock the 3ph from going any higher in any configuration. Even the rate of drop knob only affects the downward drop rate.

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JDBrian,

Reciever hitch on the ballast box is a good idea. My Simplicity Sunstar extended the hitch on the ballast box so you never really had to take the ballast box off. Did you weld it on or did you drill and bolt it on? The JD ballast box doesn't have any mounting points on it from my recollection. I filled my ballast box with bricks so it is easy to unload them and reload them.
 
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