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  1. #1

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    Yanmar 1500D

    Default Yet another silly question

    Anybody know how to take this Curtis FEL off my Yanmar? I have no manual and can't find a website for Curtis.

    I guess it should be a simple one-man operation but I just can't see how it actually comes apart.

    There is a leg that is pined into the frame of the loader and it is clearly there for removal. I set it in it's holder in the center of the loader frame thinking that the bucket would sit down and the leg would act as a rear support allowing me to unpin the loader and back out. But when I sit it down on the leg, the bucket is still about 2' off the ground.

    Is that leg supposed to be a balance point to allow two people, one on each side, to unpin the loader from it's attaching point and then lean it forward to back the tractor out?

    Do I remove the brace that wraps around the front of the frame?

    Anybody know where a web site for Curtis is?


  2. #2
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    Erie Pa.
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    YM180D

    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    The loader on my Yanmar comes off like this.
    1 Insert the supports as you have described.
    2 lower to the ground and roll bucket forward until the lip touches the ground.
    3 Unbolt from the bottom of the vertical posts.
    4 Now you can use the hydraulics to curl the bucket and also raise the vertical control until the posts will clear the tires.
    5 Disconect hoses and back away.
    Be careful and stay on the seat when you are using the hydraulics. We don't want you to get hurt. The process will be as clear as mud once you get started.

  3. #3

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    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    Thanks.

    I kept looking at curling the bucket down to contact the ground and thought that might have something to do with the process. But I couldn't figure out how I would curl it back after I disconnected from the posts. It didn't occur to me to leave the hydraulics connected until I had it positioned so I could back out.

    I have had this tractor for two years and never had a reason to remove the FEL before so I never tried to figure it out. But I have to replace the clutch now so off with the FEL.

    Thanks again...

  4. #4

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    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Kubota L4610, BX2230

    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    The procedure described sounds pretty similar to what I must do with my kubota. Once you do it a time or two, it's a piece of cake and takes but a few minutes at most.

    One thing, though. Be sure to do it on level ground! If you don't, one side is going to be uneven with the other and it's really a pain getting everything lined up to reattach.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    Well, got part way through the process and had to put it all back together. The lines to the loader both have male ends and the connectors on the tractor line are both female. No way to close the hydraulic system after I disconnect the lines.

    Guess I have to go have a short hydraulic line made up to bridge that gap. I'm guessing that whoever installed that loader gave the owner a line like that but he didn't pass it on.

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    Kubota L3400

    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    See if you can swap a male for a female connector and you should be good to go!

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    NH TC33DA HST

    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] If they are quick disconnects, you shouldn't have to bridge the gap. They seal themselves when disconnected and there is no need for hydraulic fluid to go from one to the other if there is no attachment hooked up to the lines. Mine have slip-on dust covers to keep the connectors clean, but no bridging hose. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Kubota L3400

    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    Careful! On some units you may disconnect and blow your pump. Make sure you know what you have BEFORE trying that.

  9. #9
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    L3130

    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    Yep, both male and female ends should seal at least they do on mine.

    There will be a little fluid drip on the female at first.
    Don't go there....LOL

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    Default Re: Yet another silly question

    They are just threaded fittings.

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