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Hey folks,

Have a couple of 2011 CX8080's which are having header lift issues. We have 40' macdon fd70's and initially they would not lift more than 2-3 feet off the ground.

Talked to a service tech who sent us technical diagrams and instructions on increasing pressure to the lift rams, which we did and now the header will lift all the way up, but it creeps down again.

When we do a header calibration through the monitor it is able to hold it in place for its calibration purposes. If you press the header lift button on the stick it holds it in place until the button is released.

Anyone ever experience this? Its.almost like the valve block/solenoid cant hold the pressure from the weight of the header. I can't really see anywhere to adjust the valve block and technical documents are hard to come by.

Also, if anyone knows how to get the header fore/aft tilt ram working on a fd70/CX combo let me know, its a pain in the ass having to bleed the little ram every time.you want to change the header angle.

Any help is greatly appreciated
 

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The header tilt ram needs turned on in the header settings in the tool box on the monitor. I think it is called the knife tilt in the settings. Then you have to hold the button that gets the MFH out of neutral and use the reel fore/aft button at the same time .
 

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You have to turn something on in monitor for header angle. Can't remember what it's called but it's not what it supposed to be. I can look tomorrow. Our cx kinda does the same thing on lift with our 35' fd70.
 

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The header tilt ram needs turned on in the header settings in the tool box on the monitor. I think it is called the knife tilt in the settings. Then you have to hold the button that gets the MFH out of neutral and use the reel fore/aft button at the same time .
Beauty, thanks

Works great now
 

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Had trouble lifting our 36ft Honeybee, if it doesn't have the big lift cylinders then you are gonna have to upgrade them like we did, the smaller ones are good for up to 36 ft but if you add the pea auger or have double reel the extra few hundred pounds is just too much
 
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