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Topic: Re: Weak front end loader
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08-14-2014 06:10:21

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Easiest check for me would be to load the bucket full of dirt or rocks and lift it up to say 3-4' off the ground and turn the engine off. Let it sit for several hours and see if it drifts down. If so, redo your lift cylinders packing. The fact that the tilt is strong alludes to the fact that they are weak. However, there isn't the same forces involved in tilting the bucket as lifting the bucket. Don't have the feet nor the pounds to fight.

Second and more complicated is get a 0-5000 oil filled gauge, about $30 around here and plumb into your hydraulic feed. Ought to get around 2500 psig when lifting that bucket of whatever. If not, check the pump.

My 2c,


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