My 4100/410 is my first CUT, which I bought 6 or 7 months ago. I've done a lot of work with it, and it runs good, but there are a couple things that don't seem right.
The problem is that when I use the boom and bucket to lift the front wheels off the ground, as soon as I release the joystick, the wheels settle right back on the ground. I thought I whould be able to raise the front wheels off the ground, release SCV to neutral position, and that the wheels would stay up. (to change a tire, install front chains, etc). Do other 4100's work the same way?
The other annoyance is that the bucket and the boom drop very very fast, unless I am extremely careful to finesse the control valve. Is there a way to slow the descent, maybe with a flow restricter? Is there an off the shelf part I could buy? Is there a downside to doing this?
I bought the tractor with it's history as a mystery. It did look like it lived a hard life; maybe rental or hard use, poor maintenance. The engine has been professionally rebuilt, and it runs as new. I did all new fluids and filters as soon as I bought it.
There is a LOT of slop or play in the joystick. I wonder if there is a bad valve there, or an adjustment that is out. Can I replace parts of this control? What else could be causing the problems described?
Maybe some of you can weigh in to let me know what I can do about this, if anything.