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    Default Getting tractor to the dealer with front loader attached

    Assuming I am not able to troubleshoot the electrical problem I am having. I am trying to figure out how to tow my tractor to the dealer with the front loader still attached. The only thing I can figure is that you would have to drag the tractor backwards onto a flatbed, dragging the bucket on the ground the whole time.

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    Default Re: Getting tractor to the dealer with front loader attached

    Or jack and chain it up.
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    Default Re: Getting tractor to the dealer with front loader attached

    Quote Originally Posted by aemiller4 View Post
    I am trying to figure out how to tow my tractor to the dealer with the front loader still attached.
    Since I move dead tractors around from time-to-time, here is what I do:

    First, you have to get the FEL bkt off the ground. You will either have to
    use a jack under the cross-tube or you can crank the engine with the
    starter (assuming that is not your problem) with the FEL valve joystick
    pulled back. Next, you will have to secure the loader arms in the UP
    position. You can try chaining it up if there is something to chain to, but
    be carefull of damaging things. I once had a tractor delivered where they
    had strapped the loader a few inches off the ground, but they had crushed
    some of the hyd hardlines on the cross tube. What I like to do is make a
    couple of "stop blocks" that get pinched betw the FEL boom cyl bodies and
    the rod cross tube. I use steel pipes cut in half the long way, but you
    could also make something out of wood. You can see these stop blocks
    in action (inaction?) at tractor shows and some dealers.

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    Default Re: Getting tractor to the dealer with front loader attached

    Jack the loader up while the joystick is in the float position, then make spacer's from angle iron to wrap the piston's on the cylinders to prop the loader up. Just wrap the pistons with rags to protect them. Secure the angle iron on with hose clamps. Also, be sure to do both cylinders.
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