I've been reading about this for seemingly months. I need some help clearing up some confusion here.
I have a 2305 that has a hydraulic line coming out near the connections underneath. I have to hook it up to one of the connections if I want to use the lift system for my MMM.
I want to hook it up to the green valve which should allow me to control the MMM lift by pushing the SVC forward and backwards. I want to do this because it feels better and the functionality seems to make better sense to me - mainly that I can kick the SVC forward into the float position and it should drop the MMM to it's set level and leave it there. The person who owned it before me tagged it with the yellow color, implying it should hook up to the yellow hydraulic connection. This would make it controlled via left/right movement of the SVC. This doesn't really seem to make sense to me. Does it matter? Is there some pro/con i'm not considering in this decision?
My understanding is that, give what's mentioned above, this means I have an independent lift set up. IE: my MMM raise/lower is not tied to my 3 point hitch (Which I believe is referred to as mechanical lift?) Is this correct?
Assuming that is correct... my MMM will not stay up in the locked mode for traveling. I believe this is 'by design' (even if poorly so?) when you have the independent lift? IE: I should stop pulling my hair out that this thing won't stay locked in the highest position?
Finally... I'm also pulling my hair out over the general idea that my MMM is not staying where it should based on the selector dial in the floor board. How do you test this? How is this supposed to behave?
My current thought is to set it, kick the SVC into float and let it drop, and measure the distance between the blades and the concrete floor. Rise and repeat with different cut levels selected. Verify i'm getting different heights as appropriate.
(This is my first real tractor, so all of this is new to me. I'm reading what I can but it's a lot to take in... i'm finding myself easily confused)