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Drooping bucket on 600 loader

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I've been having a lot of fun moving stuff with the Ark 600 loader on my 620, but noticed the bucket is starting to droop down on its own. I tried the easy fix - the reservoir is full. I doubt if Viagra would help. I would guess a rebuild of the cylinders is in order. Any thoughts?

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if they are single acting cylinders, place a jack raised as high as it will go under the bucket. Let the bucket down on the jack. Remove the lines from the cylinders, and plug the cylinder ports. Let the jack down and wait. if the bucket stays up the cylinders are good. If you have two way cylinders raise the bucket half way and remove the lines from the down side ports. If oil keeps coming out of the ports and the bucket drops, you have bad cylinders. I put pressure gauges in the down side cylinders. It is less messy and you just watch the gauges to see if the pressure goes up.

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