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Category: Construction and Road Equipment
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Experience:  17+ yrs. shop and field experience with all major brands of heavy equipment and trucks - 1995 WyoTech graduate.
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I have a deere 485 backhoe; I like to know why my secondary

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I have a john deere 485 backhoe; I like to know why my secondary boom will not retract /weak response retracting; so where is the problem?
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Customer: I have a 485 john deere backhoe; the problem is the secondary boom has a weak retraction. Would like to know what the problem is.
JA: Anything else you want the agriculture mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Hi my name is***** will be glad to try to help. There can be more than one cause for this to happen. One is the seals leaking by inside the cylinder, another is a problem in the control valve or relief valve for that function( look for debris, stuck open/broken, damage to the valve, damaged o rings), Misalignment/damaged/worn slides or wear pads, or weak pump(if other functions are not slow this is unlikely). Let me know