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Some of you know that middle of last year, I bought a 1026R and then traded up for a cabbed 3720 with the 300cx loader. Got a 4n1 bucket and the 42" pallet forks for it. Planning on having a small hobby farm with a few head of cattle, etc.

Love the tractor but I may have an issue and want your opinions from other owners.

1. When I had the 1026R, the thing was a little beast. It would easily lift the front of the tractor off the ground with the bucket when I was doing things like back dragging the bucket, etc. My 3720 will not lift the tractor off the ground unless I drop the bucket and then curl down on the bucket. It seems weak and I do need to back drag on my driveway from time to time to smooth out spots.

2. Went to the local Lowes and got a pallet of concrete 42 x80lb bags for some fencing and yard projects, and had them split the load into 2 pallets. When I got home to unload the pallets, the tractor wouldn't lift either pallet. Again, I have to curl the bucket back and then pull it back off the other pallet. Total load on either pallet couldn't have been more than 1700lbs. I am sure have seen guys on here talking that they use their 3x20' to lift much more than that but want to verify before I call the dealer. I just feel that the loader is weak on it, but other than that I love the tractor.

The only other issue I have with it is that the 375 backhoe swings wild and needs some kind of restrictor on the left,right movement. If you barely touch it, it's like watching kung-fu it moves so fast. Hard to control compared to the backhoe I had on the 1026R or the ditch witch I had.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Thanks guys, I did check out the info on the manual and this was being lifted at 18" off the ground, so it seemed based on the 59" lift capacity that it should have just picked it up and ran with it. The pallets are not 4' size either, they are stacked on 36" pallets so there should be 1/3rd of the load past the 24" measurement. I'm happy that I can at least move them around without doing it by hand.:good2:

When I try to lift it or curl it does sound like a click or something in the back of the tractor that is repeated. If I try to lift sometimes I hear 2 clicks back there or 3 depending on throttle. This tractor is outfitted with the 3rd function and 4th and 5th function valves as well. So I have diverter valves that may be blocking some of the flow. I remember someone that had a 3x20 series that I think was cabbed that was moving like 2200lbs worth of shingles or something with his forks. That is why I was surprised that the concrete was causing it so much work.

I will try to rig up a gauge and see what it says. Then I will know for sure. If I find that it is low, is there a place that I can adjust that or just take it to the dealer?

Also, any thoughts on the backhoe swinging wildly?
 

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Even close to idle it is still to jerky. I'll set up tomorrow and take a vid and show you what I'm talking about. This thing doesn't feather well really, the loader especially. But the Backhoe seems to throw the valve open with the slightest movement in any direction. The Dipper controls are smooth and work well, but the problem is on the position side.
 
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