An enhancement to the loader is the suspension system. A great level of loader productivity is achieved with the LSS.
- An accumulator charged with nitrogen and connected to the head-end lift cylinder hose through a T-fitting provides shock absorption
- The cylinders move in and out to allow the boom to float
- Bales can be transported more efficiently from one end of the field to the other over frozen, hard-packed, or rutted terrain.
NOTE: Check bale-handling capability of tractor before use.
- Pallets can be moved easily without sustaining cargo damage
- Pallets of seed or fertilizer can be carried across a yard without a bag spilling and creating a costly mess
- A properly-ballasted tractor with LSS has increased stability, creating a smoother ride for the operator
Cost of ownership
Extended life of loader pins and bushings
Less stress on tractor axle
Reasons for turning LSS off include:
- Digging applications - with LSS on, the cylinders retract slightly, losing lifting power
- Holding a grade when blading - with LSS on, it is difficult to hold a constant grade
- Precise pallet and bale handling - with LSS on, the load moves up and down slightly while being positioned
- Parking a loader - with LSS on, when down pressure is applied, the lift cylinders retract slightly, making it more difficult to park
The switch is conveniently located in the operator station to avoid having to exit the tractor seat to manually move the handle on the LSS.
LSS can also be ordered with a manual shutoff. Depending on the tractor/loader model, the accumulator is located in different places. On the 440R, the accumulator is mounted outside the bottom of the mounting frame. On the 5 Series Tractors, the accumulator is mounted near the inside of the rear right wheel. On 6 Series tractors and larger, it is mounted in between the hydraulic connection and the mounting frame.