I am trying to find some one with experience with the late model bobcat mini Ex. I was using it today to move some small wood debris into a fire pit with a thumb, and the raise and lower function on the joystick stopped working so the boom is stuck half way up in the air. The last section of the boom works operates just fine nd the bucket. This machine has only 600 hours on it and has had several small hydraulic issues since we had it. There are no leaks no busted lines and the computer has no troubles codes, it did not get hot, no strange noises it just stopped working. I let it sit for 4 hours and then came back and tried it again, and still nothing. I call the after hours technician for bobcat and it seems that they conveniently have it set to a number that is disconnected. I think that they had some sort of problem with the mater valve or something twice, and when you try and push a decent amount of dirt the pump starts squealing so i just take little bites. If anyone can help me i would be indebted.