larry, i adjusted the box leveler later. it's as far up as it will go now and to almost touching the crossbar. the left arm is what lifts (by itself) with about an eighth inch gap on the right side arm. I have the middle of the cross bar down now as i think it was intended which would make the lift arms stay towards the outside.
my issue is that the two ends are not in-line with each other whether the bar is on or off the tractor.
so the million dollar question is should the two ends be in line with each other as it is a b^&&% to get the bar installed.