After I had removed the bucket from my 1025R yesterday I noticed that the two sides of the JDQA were not even so I attempted to move one of them by hand and noticed that, not only are they easily manipulated with little pressure but also that the opposite side responds in an alternate fashion to the pressure on the other. Another way, if I push the top of one link toward the tractor, the other link moves in the opposite direction. I've linked to a video at the bottom to get a better idea of what I mean.
I guess I am curious if A) this is normal behavior or B) this may be associated with the FBS/DBS symptoms a lot of guys are having? (thinking fluid moving past a valve it shouldn't be) I've only owned my machine for a month and used it only moving snow so far. I have noticed that there is a lot of play in the bucket, but haven't lifted anything heavy enough to note the drop when curling the bucket.
Would any of you guys that have had the SCV replaced have a moment next time you are working with your machine to take the bucket off and see if the behavior on your machine is similar or different?
I had the machine warmed up and about 1/4 throttle when doing this I believe.
1025R hydraulics HD - YouTube