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    Loader float postion?

    Hey guys.. I was out playing with my loader for the 1st time today.. What a cool toy!.. I mean tool.. My dealer forgot to give me a manual for my H120 loader so until I get it in the mail I'm flying blind as far as anything technical goes.. So I gotta ask.. What is the "float postion".. How do I engage it whatever it is?.. What is it for?..

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    Float is when you push the control level all the way forward, you will feel it 'click' and the lever will stay there. The loader will drop down with gravity and stop once it hits the ground. If you are back dragging it helps for leveling dirt and stone. I use it after I have dumped material and the loader is up in the air. when I park my machine I usually put the loader in float, just something I have always done.

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    'Float' allows the loader to float over the ground when back dragging, only keeping it's weight on the ground. This position is also used in the winter with the snow blade and snow blower. Do not push the lever into float with a loaded bucket up in the air!


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    Quote Originally Posted by golf12 View Post
    My dealer forgot to give me a manual for my H120 loader so until I get it in the mail I'm flying blind as far as anything technical goes..
    Here is the manual: OMW54640

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    I have a 200CX loader on a Deere 2305 the float position on it is past the down position. It makes a click sound, lower the bucket all the way to the ground when the front wheels start to come up push the joy stick more forward.
    Once you know how to use it you can have the bucket in the air and just go right to the float position. works good for working in gravel drive ways.

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    Perfect.. Thanks fella's.. And a follow up thanks to you W9GF0!, for offering up the manual to take a look at while I wait for mine to arrive.. I've had this thing for a week now and have just lowered the bucket till it contacted the floor in my shop and that's how I've been storing it.. Is there any right or wrong way to do it when you put it away at night?..

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    Hydraulically, "float" disconnects the down pressure in the FEL arm cylinders. This is also how to properely plow snow (if you're not cutting packed snow off pavement) and with a blade. After dumping a load of material, move forward, lower FEL and click the lever forward into "float". Using L/R lever bucket "curl" control begin backing up and watch the material coming out under the bucket cutting edge. By adjusting the curl you can allow more or less material to be levelled (or spread). With some sticky/heavy materials float is not useful as down pressure and constant bucket angle may be needed to keep bucket from rising over the dumped material. You have to play with it to understand when to and when not to float. Float is useless moving forward for digging in most cases...

    Try it, it's easy and handy for quick and easy levelling depth control.
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    Using float for "light" work

    Working on the back 2 acres, mostly wooded. Cleaning up leaves along the fence line is a breeze with the loader bucket in "float" mode. It glides across the terrain and "leaves" nary a leaf behind. (No pun intended) Of course, it helps to have a strapping 16-year-old grandson to man the rake.
    He does that for other consideration --$$$ for his ATV, $$$ for his wave runner and just plain $$$. Always works!
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