049 – Waiting for Left Fetcher Out reed switch to be off.

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Note: The machine has extended the Right/Left Fetcher Swing cylinders. When they are extended it rotates the Left Fetcher magnet away from the Left Fetcher Out reed switch, which turns the switch off. This is what the machine is waiting for.

If the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder is fully extended,

– Loosen nuts on Left Fetcher Out reed switch and hold the switch away from any magnets or metal for approximately 10 seconds. Check tractor box display to see if it is still displays “049”. If it does, lightly tap the switch on something to free up the stuck switch. The switch may need to be replaced if this problem continues.

If the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder is partially extended,

– Check that a foreign object is not preventing the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder from extending.

– Check to see if the Left Fetcher is hitting the Strap Guide Arms. If it is, check that the Strap Guide Arms are in time with each other. They should be the same height. If their heights vary ½ inch (12.5 mm) or greater then they are at least one gear tooth out of time. A quick way to check their heights is to compare the distance between the Vertical Plunger plates to the Strap Guide plates. In order to prevent the Strap Guide arms from getting out of time, keep their chains tight.

– Electric power or hydraulic power or hydraulic return has been disconnected or shut off from machine.

If the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder is still retracted,

– Check that hydraulic power is still on to the machine and that return line is still connected.

– Check that a foreign object is not preventing the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder from extending.

– Check that the directional valve is not stuck.

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