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The side movement swing valve on my backhoe doesn't seem

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the side movement swing valve on my backhoe doesn't seem like it has detent in the valve. There is no center lock point and the valve is sometimes hard to move.
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Customer: the side swing control arm has no center lock and is hard to move side to side.
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Customer: This is on a 416b cat backhoe.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
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Expert:  catmastertech replied 3 months ago.


Are you asking about a "Side shifting" backhoe or the swing circuit?

What is the full machine (PIN) serial number of your machine?

None of the swing controls have a detent. Only a centering spring is used.

What is the problem with your machine?

Expert:  catmastertech replied 3 months ago.

Have you tried disconnecting the control linkage to see if the problem is in the linkage or in the valve?

What are you trying to "lock"? Are you saying the boom is not holding stationary when the lever is centered?

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