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  1. #1
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    Default Fel is lopsided

    After several years of my unstoppable force encountering immoveable objects, my FEL bucket is offset a bit.

    When the edge is pointed down, the left side is about 2 inches lower than the right.
    Its real hard to scrape a level patch of ground when the bucket isn't level.
    Is there a way to adjust the position of the bucket?
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    Gold Member Grayson Klassen's Avatar
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    Default Re: Fel is lopsided

    Your loader arm is bent. Odds on straightening it unfortunately are slim at best. Might be better off to see if you can find a used boom somewhere.

    Sorry

    I know some guys will say it can be straightened but it takes more force applying it slowly than it did applying it suddenly.
    Grayson Klassen
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    Super Member Gary Fowler's Avatar
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    Default Re: Fel is lopsided

    I managed to straighten mine on the V3 FEL Yanmar 4220 (Vietnam rebuild) that was the same way. I put some timbers under the low side, lowered the bucket till I picked the tractor up, then used my other tractor FEL to press down on the high side which resulted in picking up the rear wheel of the small Yanmar. A few snap rolls with the rear wheel bouncing up and down and I finally got it to within about 1/4" of level. If you had a way to chain down the high side, you might be able to jack the low side up and straighten it that way. Just have to keep "adjusting" and checking it till you get it the best you can. First thing I did was loosen up all the frame bolts and see how much I could get out of that which wasnt much as they were fairly same sized hole as the bolts but never the less I got what I could then retightened them prior to trying to bend the whole thing back to level.
    I am sure I bent my hanging the corner under trees trying to dig them out and doing the same thing as when I was straightening,ie picking up the rear tire. It sure took a lot of pressure to make it go back.
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    Default Re: Fel is lopsided

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    Default Re: Fel is lopsided

    Sometimes it is as simple as tire pressure so check before going radical. If the loader mounts to the tractor by way of bolted brackets loosen the brackets and lower the FEL on a level surface. A little adjustment at the brackets makes a big difference at the bucket.

    MarkV

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    Default Re: Fel is lopsided

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
    Sometimes it is as simple as tire pressure so check before going radical. If the loader mounts to the tractor by way of bolted brackets loosen the brackets and lower the FEL on a level surface. A little adjustment at the brackets makes a big difference at the bucket.

    MarkV
    Also on bolted brackets, a lose bolt can wear an oval hole = uneven bucket.
    Solution is then to align and drill oversize hole. (or weld as I did)

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