My JD 457 Baler runs fine, the gate opens fast, but when it shuts its slow.
If I push the lever all the way forward, it stops shutting, but if I slowly let off, its like there is a sweet spot that continues the shutting but still very slow(almost like gravity closing). Ive switched ports and its the same thing.
When I pulled it out this year, I opened the gate to lube everything and went to lock the gate open. The lever for the locking block was stuck so I tapped it with a hammer and broke it free. After working it for a little bit, it finally is smooth again.