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Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Experience:  manager at White Eagle Ag and Truck Services
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I have a 970 deer that has a hydraulic problem. When I try

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I have a 970 John deer that has a hydraulic problem. When I try to raise the bucket it goes down instead, just a few inches. Then will raise. What will cause this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

good morning Richard my name is ***** ***** the bucket curl function seem to work ok? just the loader lift?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the url does look ok
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

ok then we need to figure out if it is a valve or cylinder problem. remember .... SAFTY FIRST.....

I suspect that you have a packing blown in one of the lift cylinders. to check this do the following...

lower loader on the ground

remove the hydraulic line closest to the rod end of the cylinder.

if the packings have failed it will allow oil to flow from the open port (there will be some oil there but it shouldn't spray out with force)

if this is confusing I can take your call no extra charge at(###) ###-####/p>

another method is to raise the loader and hold it there under pressure for a few seconds and check for heat. high pressure leaks cause heat

Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 year ago.

good morning, were you able to resolve you hydraulic issue? can I assist you any farther or shall I close out the case?