JD 7000 Planter Markers

Denny B.

New member
I have a JD 7000 12 row planter with original markers. My problem is that they lower so radically that it broke the marker pivot bracket. There is an orifice in the hydraulic line at the cylinders. When activating marker, it initially starts to move, then hesitates. After hesitating, I crashes down. It usually breaks the breakaway bolt on the marker.
Has anyone experienced this issue and what is the fix.
Thank you.