||I have a 2630 JD tractor. I was sold a rebuilt cutter with hydraulics. I can't attach the hydraulics. The tractor will not release the little ballbearings and accept the coupler. I have releaved the static pressure on both ends and work the levers to no avail. Is there a release or a foolproof method? The guy who sold me the cutter can make it work. But I have not seen how.
||I'm more familiar with the little garden tractors, but on the thing you referred to as having the ball bearings, I'm thinking that there is a collar on the outside? Push this color in while inserting the hose fitting. Once the hose fitting is inside, hold it there while releasing the outside collar. That should do it (I think).
||The 2630 uses John Deere hydraulic ends, make sure this cutter has the male John Deere ends on it. Your plugging the hydraulic hoses in to select control valve barrels, makes sure they are pushed all the way out tward the back of the tractor. You may have to pry them out or hit them with a hammer gently to get them out further. Then take the ends and push it in, then turn the levers on the bottom of the barrel housing. This will let the hydraulic oil flow from the Select Control Valve (SCV) to the barrels when the lever is engaged. The ball bearings your talking about are there when you push the hydraulic ends in they put pressure on the shoulder of the hydraulic end. Hope this helps.