Running the sickle bar mower on a couple of different days I noticed the lift control lever would not stay clear down. Felt spongy.
Then came the day when it hesitated on going down but then would not lift again. Arms move very freely.
I have removed the right inspection plate and see some swirling of the oil towards the front of the sump. No leakage from above anyplace. Oil is clean and clear and full.
Lift control lever moves fore and aft but needs adjustment as it does not start to move until the lift control lever is 1/4 to 1/3 of the way down.
Lift fork appears to be attached.
My first entry into one of these hydraulic systems so need some advice and guidance!