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How can I release my swing boom on my 312B Cat excavator

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How can I release my swing boom on my 312B Cat excavator
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The swing boom is locked in the center position after working it all day, when I put the bucket down, and shut the machine off.
Expert:  catmastertech replied 2 years ago.
Hello, The boom is automatically locked after six seconds of no input from the controls. No manual release is offered. If you must turn the machine, the only option is to remove the swing motor from the swing drive gearbox.

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