Deere sells a kit with the 4 hyd. couplers and the rubber plugs for them the lockout valve is the better way to go you don't have to have it but it does make the blade easier to use and it is around $100. BILL
When you converted yours did you know about Alzwelding's frame squeezer and decide it wouldn't work?I dont think you will find any adapter to go from 400 to a 4X5 series mount. I cut mine down on each side and had to relocate the pins on the bottom when I converted mine from a 400 I had before. Very easy and way cheaper than a quickhitch setup. Hoses I bought from Fleet Farm.
Dealer still sells them I bought a kit from my JD dealer last year for $50 it had the couplers and 4 color coded caps. The kit I got had instructions for installing and yes basically all you do is remove the 4 plugs and screw in 4 couplers.My control valve doesn't have any hydraulic connectors on it. I assume the dealer still sells them? Do they simply screw on to control valve by the left foot pad?
The lockout valve goes on the back side of the valve that you install the couplers on. There are instructions for installing the lockout valve on this ebay auction.Do I need anything else? I have seen threads talk about a lock outvalve to isolate the hydraulics from the deck lift to provide more pressure, how/where do I install that on the tractor?
The info is correct but the picture is wrong. I knew he had one that squeezed down to 300 series width(the picture is what I am talking about). He must have one that will work for you, expensive piece of steelWhen you converted yours did you know about Alzwelding's frame squeezer and decide it wouldn't work?
This is what I am looking at from Alzwelding(scroll down the product line until you see frame squeezer). The vendor emailed me back and said it would work with a 400 mount, but as you know 400's are different than most JD's. I was very specific with my question, but I am still leery about it.
I still want the capability to go back and forth between the 400 or 425 because in the future I may decide I do not want the loader and if I keep the 400 it will be the work horse of the two. :thanku: