Since our lifting cylinders work in the vertical position, we allow gravity to work for us. This saves a lot of damage to paved surfaces, too. With our system, when the reel makes contact with the ground, it stops. With double acting cylinders an operator could inadvertently push the reel through the blacktop. It’s happened plenty of times. On cold days it may be necessary to run the unit to warm the hydraulic fluid to make lowering easier. You can also turn the engine off, which eliminates some hydraulic back pressure and allows the lifting mechanism to come down easier.
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