Today, we're diving deep into a feature that might seem a bit complex at first but is incredibly useful once you get the hang of it: the Hitch Assist on the John Deere 4052R tractor.
What is Hitch Assist? For those unfamiliar, Hitch Assist is a feature that allows you to hook up rear implements to your tractor while it's running, without even being in the seat. It's designed to make the process smoother and more efficient, especially when working solo.
How to Master the Hitch Assist
1) Start by turning on your tractor, and make sure to raise your loader to keep it clear of the ground.
2) Engage the parking brake to ensure your tractor stays put, and move your range selector into the A position.
3) Look for the Hitch Assist switch and turn it on. The flasher should begin to blink. As you stand to exit the tractor cab, a series of beeps will sound, indicating the Hitch Assist is engaged. Now fully exit the tractor and make your way to the back of the machine.
4) Once at the rear of the tractor, you might need to make some adjustments to get everything aligned perfectly. Adjust the arm height using the knob at the rear, as shown here. Pushing in and turning left raises the arms while turning right lowers them.
5) On the side control panel, you'll find the engage button and two directional buttons. Holding down the engage button and the reverse button simultaneously will move the tractor backward. If you overshoot, simply hold down the engage button and the forward button this time to move the tractor forward.
With these steps, hooking up your implements becomes a breeze. The Hitch Assist feature on the John Deere 4052R tractor is designed to make your work more efficient, and once you get the hang of it, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.
And that’s it! You have now successfully mastered the Hitch Assist Feature on your John Deere 4052R! If you have questions about any of the steps outlined above or are just more of a visual learner, head over to our YouTube channel and watch our step-by-step video (also attached below)! Leave a comment or question and receive a personal reply from Brent, our resident John Deere expert. Be sure to subscribe!