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    Default Nearly flipped it

    Well, I was using my new NH TC30 this weekend and nearly flipped it over. I was using the FEL with a chain to lift the front of my 1,200 lb. Zero turn mower so I could clean under the deck. I decided to see how high I could lift it. (7308 loader on TC30 is rated for 880 lbs) I expected the loader valve to go into relief mode when it maxed out. Well, thats not what happened. I was standing next to the tractor as I lifted so I could have a better view of the operation. Suddenly, without warning, the tractor lifted about two feet off the ground in the back and at the same time pivoted toward me on the front axle. Then.....it stopped and just hung there. I let the loader down and decided that maybe the dealer was right when he insisted that these small compacts need loaded tires if you have a FEL. I believe that I will be getting my tires loaded in the near future.
    Jerry

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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    Wow! I'll bet you had to go inside to change after that!!!

    Pete

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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    Thats kinda learning the hard way [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img] but sure glad you came out okay.


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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    Yeah, it's bad enough when you're on it and belted in.....but next to it.....YIKES!!!!

    Jeff

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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    Wow, Jerry! That sure brings back some painful memories.

    I did a very similar thing shortly after I bought my tractor, and wound up starting the infamous <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=safety&amp;Number=2 2933&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1#P ost22933>Stupid Tractor Tricks</A> thread.

    "Live and learn", they say. I think that first part is the important one.

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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    Harv, thanks for sharing that post. It seems that there is a learning curve for this tractor stuff. Last week I was trying to pick up a dog house with my FEL and ended up pushing it into the side of my garage and tearing up the siding (on the garage and dog house). Weird thing is, I don't even have a dog.

    Jerry

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    None -yet. Until then FunBuggy (EZ-Go) will have to do!

    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    <font color=blue>"Last week I was trying to pick up a dog house...."</font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>"Weird thing is, I don't even have a dog."</font color=blue>

    Now Jerry, do we really need to offer comments on these statements?? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/hmm.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    I have had the tractor up on 2 or 3 wheels a couple of times, luckily I was in the seat and just lowered the bucket. Now I never try to lift any thing heavier than a few hundred pounds unless I am in the seat.

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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    harv,

    How about posting that attachment again???

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    Default Re: Nearly flipped it

    <font color=blue>How about posting that attachment again???</font color=blue>

    Okay, Wal, here it is. Ain't that much to look at, but it shows how little of a root system it took to dang near topple my L2500DT.
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