Complete Joystick Package for John Deere Tractors
This complete joystick package for John Deere tractors includes: Joystick, 2 Cables, Valve, Mounting brackets, Hoses, Fittings, Power Beyond Block.
Optional: Electric 3rd Function for Grapple
Each complete 2-function joystick kit comes with the following items:
- 2 Cables (length is tractor-specific)
- Loader control valve (open center, closed center, or load sense depening on tractor)
- Cable connection hardware for attaching joystick cables to valve
- Mounting brackets for joystick and valve (tractor-specific)
- Power beyond block (tractor-specific)
- All hydraulic hoses from power beyond to valve, and from valve to loader steel lines
- All mounting hardware
- All fittings (fitting adapters may be needed to attach kit hoses to loader steel lines)
The photo below shows all the items included in the complete joystick kit for a John Deere 4000 series tractor. While there are variations in the cable length, power beyond (manifold) block, valve hydraulic setup (open center, closed center, or pby), mounting brackets, and hydraulic hose lengths depending on which tractor the specific kit is designed for, each kit contains the same type of components shown here.
The pictures below show close-ups of the main components included in each joystick kit.
This is the 2-spool joystick. The control cables attach to an internal pivoting piece inside the base of the joystick. The modular design of the joystick allows internal parts to be easily replaced. While the joystick is high quality and can be expected to last for years, the pivot pieces do take a lot of stress and tend to wear out over time. We carry the replacement joystick parts so you don't need to buy a whole new joystick when the high-stress parts wear out.
Loader Control Valve
This is the 2-spool loader control valve. Both functions are manual, meaning they are controlled by cables that are moved back and forth by a joystick handle. Both the loader and the bucket are able to be used at the same time. The hydraulic valve in each kit is designed to match the hydraulic setup of the tractor the kit is designed for. The available hydraulic setups are: Open Center, Closed Center, and Power Beyond. This kit is designed for farm tractors. Most farm tractors do not have open center hydraulics, as open center hydraulics are almost only ever used with compact and utility tractors. In the farm tractor category, most tractors built since the 1990's are set up with load sense hydraulics. This means the hydraulics only kick in full-force when the front end loader, power steering, or 3-point hitch or any other hydraulic attachment is being used. The hydraulic valve needs to be designed to handle the load sense setup, because it needs to be able to detect when the hydraulics need to kick in (it does this via a special "load sense" port which is activated when you start to move the joystick). Most John Deere farm tractors built from the 1970s until the 1990s are set up with Closed Center hydraulics, which means the hydraulic pump is running full-blast all the time, even if the tractor's hydraulics aren't being used. When the hydraulics are not being used, the oil "dead-heads," which means despite the pressure, the hydraulic oil is blocked. The control valve needs to be designed for Closed Center hydraulics for these tractors, because it needs a way to block the constantly pressurized oil when the front end loader is not being used.
Watch a video showing all the hydraulics components included in a complete 2-function joystick controller kit for a John Deere 4000 Series Tractor:
Watch a video showing all the components included in a 3-function joystick package for a John Deere 7000 Series Tractor:
The complete joystick package is everything you need for plumbing your loader to your John Deere tractor. The kit includes the joystick, 2 cables, valve, mounting brackets for joystick and valve, hoses, and fittings. Electric 3rd function and power beyond block are optional items.
This joystick controller valve block package will fit the following John Deere tractors:
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