Manitou 630-105 issues

Ormond

Member
I'd like to hear from anyone with a manitou 630-105.....to know if ours is normal or not.....so called safety cut out jumps in with the slightest of weight on the front....finding operating it most of the time with my finger on the orange button....dealer just keeps saying theres nothing they can do.....compared to out 629 that it replaced.....it's very sluggish up an incline.....our old 629 would pull itself and the 630 behind way faster.....all in all quite disappointed with the machine and the dealer.....it's the torque converter gearbox. Thanks
 

ColinV6

Member
Never found the safety cut out much of an issue on ours. Had it 2.5 years now and it’s only if you’ve something very heavy like a bucket of stone or gravel that’s it’s really an issue, perhaps a FULL large muck grab over a trailer sometimes. I think I’ve used to orange button maybe 5 or 6 times in total.

Not bad on hills under its own weight. However it doesn’t pull a trailer very well, just lacking a bit. Thankfully we only tow on extreme occasions.
 

Ormond

Member
Never found the safety cut out much of an issue on ours. Had it 2.5 years now and it’s only if you’ve something very heavy like a bucket of stone or gravel that’s it’s really an issue, perhaps a FULL large muck grab over a trailer sometimes. I think I’ve used to orange button maybe 5 or 6 times in total.

Not bad on hills under its own weight. However it doesn’t pull a trailer very well, just lacking a bit. Thankfully we only tow on extreme occasions.
Thanks for the feedback on yours Colin.....I always thought our 629 pulled very well.....would lead all thr straw in off the field from 2 miles away.....25' trailer.......where I never would change out of 4 on the old one not a massive hill I'm back in 3....now it is geared slightly higher on the 630
 

ColinV6

Member
Thanks for the feedback on yours Colin.....I always thought our 629 pulled very well.....would lead all thr straw in off the field from 2 miles away.....25' trailer.......where I never would change out of 4 on the old one not a massive hill I'm back in 3....now it is geared slightly higher on the 630

Ours is the V gearbox so that may explain why it feels slightly underpowered on hills but yours being the PS box should be fine really! I put it more down to the fact it was only 105hp...
 

Ormond

Member
Thats kind of why I stuck with TC box as we've ran Manitou since 1996 and never a bit of trouble with any of them......I see the new ones are 115hp....I was told that was to compensate for more emissions things on them, starting to believe less and less these days.....
 

Ormond

Member
Not too fussed about towing a trailer for bales these days as have a 180hp vario with a loader, which is dream to load when you're by yourself loading.....going 25kph in reverse is a bit of novelty to collect the next couple of bales tbh....
 

Fergieman

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
Done 3200hrs on ours now and hardly ever used the orange parachute button. I sometimes put it in bucket mode which gives you a bit more capacity. If it's an elite model you can calibrate the overload yourself.
 

Ormond

Member
Done 3200hrs on ours now and hardly ever used the orange parachute button. I sometimes put it in bucket mode which gives you a bit more capacity. If it's an elite model you can calibrate the overload yourself.
Thanks, just had a quick look in the menu and will run a recalibration tomorrow
 

RmfJ

Member
Location
Pembrokeshire
Ours was doing this a few weeks back, our dealers mechanic showed me how to recalibrate it.
on the screen scroll down to Expert, click on Stability calibration, follow the instructions given on screen. At one point you will need to get it to lift its back wheels off the floor, booming out partly will help this as will sticking the tines into a silage clamp face. After that step is completed scroll down to Boom angle calibration and follow the instructions, this sorted ours.

Towing wise it seems pathetic compared to out 629, perhaps we shouldn’t have changed it!
 

Fergieman

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
Ours was doing this a few weeks back, our dealers mechanic showed me how to recalibrate it.
on the screen scroll down to Expert, click on Stability calibration, follow the instructions given on screen. At one point you will need to get it to lift its back wheels off the floor, booming out partly will help this as will sticking the tines into a silage clamp face. After that step is completed scroll down to Boom angle calibration and follow the instructions, this sorted ours.

Towing wise it seems pathetic compared to out 629, perhaps we shouldn’t have changed it!

A good block of wood under the pickup hook is a good way of lift the back wheels up.
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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