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    Default Dropping the bucket

    Ok, I had a quick 10 minute review of my used Kabota with a front end loader. Can someone tell me how to drop the front loader via gravity so it hits the pavement without lifting the front end? I know this is easy but I'm just learning.
    Thanks to all positive responses.

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Mine goes into the "float" position by pushing the stick all the way forward. You have to push it past the detent for the down movement which lifts the front end. It doesn't take a lot of strong arm effort to get past that detent and just lowers the bucket gently to the ground without lifting. Hope that works for you.

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Yeah, float position will do it or if you are dropping it when you finish just shut the engine off and lower.
    Thread on helpful tractor abbreviations: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/o...-acronyms.html

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Float is also useful for "backdragging" when you want to smooth out materiel by dragging in reverse.. and here is a video to illustrate that.
    It shows an old FatBoy smoothing out some gravel.

    Kubota L3400HST back dragging - Tractor Videos - Kubota, John Deere, New Holland and More

    notice he(me) quickly shoves the loader into float and it falls to the ground but "floats" on the surface and smooths it out.

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    If your concern is just for parking, then you can do either of the above, or even lower the bucket to the ground, shut down then work the FEL control. As the pressure goes off the system, if the bucket is raised, it will lower; if the bucket is carrying some of the tractor's weight, it will let it down.
    If you are looking at scraping position, the float method is probably the best approach.
    BOB

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    Float is also useful for "backdragging" when you want to smooth out materiel by dragging in reverse.. and here is a video to illustrate that.
    It shows an old FatBoy smoothing out some gravel.

    Kubota L3400HST back dragging - Tractor Videos - Kubota, John Deere, New Holland and More

    notice he(me) quickly shoves the loader into float and it falls to the ground but "floats" on the surface and smooths it out.

    James K0UA
    Cant get that link to work for me

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete6114 View Post
    Cant get that link to work for me

    I agree, it does not work. but none of the videos work right now, It did work ok an hour ago. but I am unable to watch any videos from this site at this time. Perhaps try again later.

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Thanks for the info. I'll try it. Couldn't see the vid but will look later. One more quick question. I know the little lever in front of the big lever is some kind of lock thing. Can you tell me what it is for?
    Thanks again. It really helps to know what the &^^^$ you are doing!

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuboy View Post
    Thanks for the info. I'll try it. Couldn't see the vid but will look later. One more quick question. I know the little lever in front of the big lever is some kind of lock thing. Can you tell me what it is for?
    Thanks again. It really helps to know what the &^^^$ you are doing!

    I have not found much use for the loader lock lever myself. it is like a safety on a trigger of a gun, it blocks the loader valves from moving. I am not sure why you would want that, because if you locked it while you were standing under the loader thinking you were safe, well that is still dangerous. and I cannot think of any real reason to lock it.. perhaps others will know.

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    Default Re: Dropping the bucket

    Videos are working again

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