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This page illustrates how movement of the hand control lever raises or lowers the lift arms.

Animated diagram of hydraulics ...and don't bother to tell me, I know that the grey paint is the wrong shade, some of the bearings are shot, and the spring looks as if it might drop off soon...

control fork showing pivot pointsNotice that when the control lever pushes the top of the control fork to the right (forward), the control fork pivots about point "a", so that the control valve is pulled to the left (rearward). The valve is drawn in much simplified form, and shows how oil is pumped pumpinto the ram cylinder, or released control valve from the ram, or neither (neutral position).

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