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installing a brantley backhoe

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#1 consteagle1 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2014 - 10:42 PM

we are having trouble getting any pressure to the backhoe without moving one of the front controls. without moving a front [ bucket ] controls we don't get any pressure to the backhoe. I hope im explaining this right.


  any help out there. we sure could use some. and it would be greatly appreciate it.

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Posted January 06, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Welcome to the forums! 

Some one should be along shortly with the info you need.

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Posted January 06, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Only by getting the hydraulic flow going to the loader cylinders is the only way to get the backhoe to operate? Which loader lever, the boom or the bucket? Does the loader lever have a float function, that you shove or pull the lever all the way and it locks?

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 05:41 AM

Welcome to GTT. Look for the manuals in our Manuals Section. You can download 3 for free per day. This one may be what you have  http://gardentractor...-owners-manual/   . Have you checked the fluid level? When was the last time the filter was changed? These could also be masking a condition where the pressure relief is sticking and being tricked by the loader so that pressure gets to the hoe. At what temperature are you operating. Please provide more info and some pics to help identify the system you have and exactly what it is doing. Good Luck, Rick