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    Default OK to leave my loader up?

    Any issues with parking my tractors with the loaders up? Takes up way less walking room in the barn with the buckets in the air, but am I causing any premature damage by doing it?


    And/or, is there an acceptable time/period that is safe to leave them up?

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    Default Re: OK to leave my loader up?

    If I was doing it, I would block it up.

    One way is like this, so the cylinders can't retract:
    The Equipment Lock Company, Stabilizer Lock

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    Default Re: OK to leave my loader up?

    I wouldn't leave them up without some safety device to prevent them from falling, especially if a rapid pressure loss occurs and someone and/or some critter is under the bucket when it happens.
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    I drop them. Never know when the kids might go out in the barn and one of them climbs on the tractor and one of the is under the FEL. The one on the tractor grabs levers and you can guess the rest. Lower your implements. Safety first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSeller View Post
    I drop them. Never know when the kids might go out in the barn and one of them climbs on the tractor and one of the is under the FEL. The one on the tractor grabs levers and you can guess the rest. Lower your implements. Safety first.
    I agree. Your likely not saving that much room anyway. As too wear and tear, maybe a little bit on the seals i would think. I leave mine down as well as the three point, just for safety.
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    Default Re: OK to leave my loader up?

    As other said...
    Does your loader have lock?.

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    Default Re: OK to leave my loader up?

    Exactly, X2

    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    If I was doing it, I would block it up.

    One way is like this, so the cylinders can't retract:
    The Equipment Lock Company, Stabilizer Lock

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    Default Re: OK to leave my loader up?

    Leave them down. They will end up down eventually.
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    Default Re: OK to leave my loader up?

    It is leaving a loaded gun with no safety lying in your garage.

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    I agree with everyone! Safety 1st.
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