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    Default John Deere 1026R backhoe

    Hi,

    I've had my 1026R for about two months now and only had to get towed out of the mud once so far!

    Anyway my backhoe slowly falls to the ground over a day or two (if not pinned), is that normal or is there a leak in the hydraulics?

    Thanks,
    Nick C.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    Completely normal.
    And welcome to TBN!
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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    same with my kubota BX25, don't think it's anything to worry about.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    My JD790 does the same thing.
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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    Yup, it's normal.
    Kyle - CompactTractorFan

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    Great thanks for the responses. I'm glad it's normal and not in need of service, I'm having too much fun with it right now!

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    Quote Originally Posted by ceriderf View Post
    Great thanks for the responses. I'm glad it's normal and not in need of service, I'm having too much fun with it right now!
    I am having the same problem with a new 1026. It was dropping to the ground in about 30 minutes. I returned mine for repair. Deere is claiming it is normal but I do not agree. Hydraulics are a sealed system and there should be no leakage. Deere is claiming the backhoe is too heavy for the small cylinders on the unit. If it is normal then why can I leave the loader up and why doesn't the bucket open etc.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    Do you have a lock on your BH?
    Murph

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    I thought the dropping was also a problem of a leak. I now pin the backhoe up when not in use, I accidentally drove off a few times with it dragging on the ground forgetting to lift it. I will mention it to the dealer when I bring it in for servicing, probably late spring or summer. Otherwise it works fine and I haven't noticed low fluid levels yet.

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    Default Re: John Deere 1026R backhoe

    I can't remember what it is (and I'm not home to look) but JD has leak down rates for the the different parts of the FEL and backhoe. They aren't 30 min either, they are in inches per hour. I would make the dealer find and tell you the proper max leak down rate. Overnight, sure they will often drop (although mine takes about two days to hit the ground without the pins)... But 30 min just isn't right.

    If you want to have this info yourself get the service manual from JD. It's really good and well worth the money.
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