How to correctly operate the hydraulic hinge mast on a Kinghitter
The first step is to loosen the rope before folding the mast. Push the hammer lever forward, (the same as when dropping the hammer) and pull on the rope until it has enough slack so that it does not pull tight when completely folded into the transport position.
Then fold the mast – taking care to ensure the rope sits in the guide by the hinge. This is very important. The rope should stay in the guide until the mast is back in the working position.
Once the mast is in the working position – pull the lever towards you to hold pressure on the hinge ram. While the ram is under pressure – lock the ball valve then carefully take the slack out of the rope. You are now ready to start ramming in posts!