My RK 37 detent is difficult to 'disengage'

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DavenFla

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Palm City, Florida
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RK 37 HST
It goes into detent (float) just fine, but taking it is is a bear. The hydraulics are cable activated. So much so it moved the control mounting locking bolt. One bolt puts the control handle in a pivot mounts and the other allows for an angle adjustment via elongated hole. My old tractor (JD) was WAY easier. Any suggestions on making it easier?
 
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Gregster613

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273 TYM. 2009 //Yardmachines 7 Speed Shift-on-the-goScotts L2048
DavenFla, When that happened to my TYM273 it was in the end cap of the hyd control valve (loader valve) itself that had gotten plugged. There are several tiny balls and a spring inside that were corroded somewhat. I took off the cap, cleaned very good and packed it with lithium grease when putting back together. The end cap for the lift/lower function.
That fixed my float problems. Just be careful when taking apart to not lose any of the tiny balls inside.
 
  
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DavenFla

DavenFla

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Palm City, Florida
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RK 37 HST
Search in the hydraulic section and you'll find several owners with similar problems and results.
Thanks...

I checked hydraulics, nothing RK 37 specific so I contacted the RK tractor guy. I'll post my findings.
 
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