Hi guys new to this forum. I just picked up a JD 445 from one seller and a JD 40 FEL from another. the mounting brackets were pretty straight forward. the Hydro lines not so much, however the top lever controls the bucket and the bottom the boom. not sure if this is right or if it makes a difference. the only is the boom will not fully raise with a load of about 300lbs. It will go up with a little push. is this a low hydro fluid problem. does the FEL use the trans hydro.
Also just to be sure you know all details the auxiliary hydro does not seem to have been used by the previous owner, the caps were so dry rotted I had to pic them out. also it took a bit of PB blaster and some working to get the lower valve to free up. Same with the quick connects for the Hydro lines. it is a little touchy when running the boom down. (like a bit quick if not careful.
any help will be appreciated.