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    Veteran Member wedge40's Avatar
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    Default Bent FEL foot.

    Put the FEL on after having it off about 6 months. Kind of tricky when you're by yourself. Finally got the FEL on, hooked up and pinned in place. But forgot to remove the foot/stand. Buy the time I figured it out I have bent it. Should I purchase a new one or could this be heated and straightened back out?

    Wedge
    1967 Ford 4000, Box blade, straight blade, FEL, Rake, Bushhog, Backhoe, Jinma chipper, KKII tiller, Grapple.

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    Default Re: Bent FEL foot.

    Don't know for sure... did it bend enough to collapse back upon itself? Or does one side or another have a crack? I'd think that you could likely straighten it.. another question would be - will it reliably support the loader weight without bending or breaking and causing the loader to fall over.

    You might have to plate it or slide a new section of square tubing or round stock over the top of the bent area and welding it.

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    Default Re: Bent FEL foot.

    No Kinks in the pipe. I'll post photo later today.

    Wedge
    1967 Ford 4000, Box blade, straight blade, FEL, Rake, Bushhog, Backhoe, Jinma chipper, KKII tiller, Grapple.

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