- Jan 21, 2023
Just delivered my L2501 yesterday. Began grading with my box blade. Need to better understand the bucket float mode. Thanks
Thanks….I was having trouble with the bucket digging into the ground.You push the hyd. lever just a bit past where you feel resistance when lowering the bucket. The bucket then has no hyd. pressure pushing in down (or up). This allows the bucket (with the bottom flat on the ground) to float. Which allows you to follow the contour with the weight of the steel pushing or dragging material.
You probably need to turn the nose (cutting edge) of the bucket up just a bit before putting it in float.Thanks….I was having trouble with the bucket digging into the ground.
With a toothbar on - I use float a lot to level out gravel in my driveway - the backside edge (under the bucket) is about 1/2" thick and grabs just enough to pull gravel without digging or allowing rears to spin.
Float is an awesome tool for getting just a bit of material to move.
Do the loader arms float, or just the bucket?also ...in 'float' ,you have to go slow, to allow time for the bucket to follow the contours of the land
Loader arms and bucket is one unit when in float. Bucket functions still work as normal (dump/curl)Do the loader arms float, or just the bucket?
ThanksLoader arms and bucket is one unit when in float. Bucket functions still work as normal (dump/curl)
Yes…I have seen instances of bent hydraulic cylinders/shafts (or whatever the “shiny” parts are called)Remember to use float when going in reverse only. Go slow. If you are digging in you might get a nasty expensive surprise.
Yes! Float is very useful, but only going backwards! It only takes a slight snag going forwards to pop the front wheels off the ground. Also nice and slow does best.Remember to use float when going in reverse only. Go slow. If you are digging in you might get a nasty expensive surprise.
I agree.... in my soil conditions only time it works well for me is when moving snow on frozen ground. Otherwise cutting edge digs in and lifts front wheels if being to aggressive. Roll buck lip up so it doesn't dig in and bucket just floats over the ground doing not much.I have found using the the bucket float is an excercize in futility trying to get a level cut. More control feathering the bucket than in float.