Helpful Installation Hints
1. Follow all the installation and safety instructions in the book provided with your Ride Control.
2. The preferred method of putting the shoulder into the head end of the hydraulic tube is: Silver Solder. Next would be to braze, and if you absolutely have to, weld it on.
3. To see if the Ride Control is working after installation:
With the Ride Control in the OFF position, lift and lower the arms three times. By lifting the arms you are evacuating all the oil in the accumulator. With the arms all the way up, turn the Ride Control on Manual. You should see the lift cylinders move.
4. Filling the accumulator:
The bucket needs to be on the ground so there is no pressure on the bladder. It should be filled to the desired PSI and then drove around to warm up the oil. This probably has caused the nitrogen to grow, so put the gauges on the schrader valve to check the PSI. If needed, bleed it down to the correct PSI and the desired ride.
5. Locating the accumulator at the proper distance:
After modifying your tubes, you will see how much length you have with the hoses supplied in the kit. Use the installation print and the length of your hoses to determine where to weld the accumulator brackets to your machine.
The accumulator needs to be checked for nitrogen every six months-minimum.
7. The small solenoid valve's only purpose is to relieve the vacuum from the rod side of the hydraulic cylinder. This small amount of oil will go to an open return to tank line or directly to the tank.
8. When installing the relay box:
Locate it in an area where it will be easy for you to wire.
9. Installing a toggle switch:
When the toggle is pushed forward it activates the opposite post. So as you look at your AR1000 instructions, you will notice Auto is forward and Manual is back. The rear wire goes to the relay and sensor. The forward post is going directly to the coils. See Print
10. When wiring to a pre-existing fuse in the fuse box:
Make sure the fuse shuts off with the ignition key.
11. Make sure you have the correct voltage on valve coils:
Check the voltage on your machine. It is either 12 or 24 volts. The valve coils have to match the voltage of your machine.
1. The proximity sensor is off (disengaged) when the target plate is out of the sensor's range.
2. The proximity sensor is on (engaged) when the target plate is near the sensor.
3. The sensor and sensor bracket can be mounted on either side of the lift arm. This is a universal mounting bracket and may need to be modified for your machine.
4. The proximity sensor should be adjusted to engage the Ride Control when the bottom of the bucket 18" or more above the ground. It should be disengaged when the bucket bottom is less than 18" above the ground.
5. The indicator light will always be on in the Manual position.
6. The indicator light will go off in Auto when target is out of range.
7. When the sensor is out of the target plate's range the light will go off.
8. When the sensor is in the target plate's range the light will be on.
9. When the switch is in the OFF position (center), the light will be off.
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