We have had a ton of snow the last few days so I have been out moving a bunch of it. Everything was fine until today. Seems like the joystick wants to center itself a little to the right, which un curls the bucket. If you pull it left (to curl the bucket up) eventually it will stop uncurling the bucket and keep it in what ever position you are in. Part in parcel with this is that the joystick wont pull very far left to curl the bucket up. Seem like you can push the joystick to the right and it uncurls the bucket at a normal rate, however pulling the stick left (barely moves left) and then it barely curls the bucket up. At idle it wont even curl the bucket up (which it used to do). I have to be north of 2500 rmp for the curling to even happen, which is at a very very slow speed. I've pulled the rubber boot up, nothing seems to be loose or disconnected, no leaks, hydraulic fluid is normal. The lock out pin is all the way out (or is it in?) so that the joystick is free to move. Drive power is normal. I dont get any bucket drop before the curl like other posts have mentioned. Any thoughts or ideas? Seems like something is stuck in the SCV valve not allowing the joystick to move to the left far enough. is this possible? I have ~ 150 hrs on this tractor (1st owner).
thank you in advance!