Originally Posted by tone100
Let me throw something out here and see if its normal. Everyone says to raise the jacks just enough to clear the ground and then pull forward to make sure the trailer it hitched firmly. When I lower my hydraulic landing gear one side goes down and as soon as any force is applied towards the ground the other starts to lower and they lift equally. Basically the same in reverse. Is this normal? Makes it hard to lift the jacks off the ground evenly for the test.
On mine, the side closest to the pump works first, although both are released from the ground a little, I raise until until the lowest one is about 1" or so off ground, then lower gear. The high side comes down first and I stop when it's just off the ground. Even if they are unequal, if you would happen to drop they would equal out from the weight being applied.