Bent the loader mount on my 2515h

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BruceS_55

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Well I bent the loader mount on my 2515h enough that I couldn’t pull the left side pin to remove the loader. The dealer was able to get it bent back enough that I can remove the pin with some effort, or so he said. I don’t have it back to try it yet. I guess it got bent when I hit a buried rock or stump on one side of the loader. Has anyone else done that before? If so, what did you do to correct it? I was thinking that if I could somehow rack it the opposite way that it might bend it back, but I don’t want to do any further damage. I guess I’ll find out how it is now. Maybe after using it a while it will get easier over time.
 
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I don't think I would try any home remedies for that. Sounds like inviting trouble in for a visit.

Maybe talk to a body shop with a frame rack, and see if it's even possible to put the loader on a frame rack to bend it back properly (carefully)? I don't know if they could get it tied down on a frame rack or not, just a thought.
 
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It would helpful if you posted pictures for us to give feedback when you get the tractor back.
 
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Well I bent the loader mount on my 2515h enough that I couldn’t pull the left side pin to remove the loader. The dealer was able to get it bent back enough that I can remove the pin with some effort, or so he said. I don’t have it back to try it yet. I guess it got bent when I hit a buried rock or stump on one side of the loader. Has anyone else done that before? If so, what did you do to correct it? I was thinking that if I could somehow rack it the opposite way that it might bend it back, but I don’t want to do any further damage. I guess I’ll find out how it is now. Maybe after using it a while it will get easier over time.
So sorry for your trouble. I never had that happen. I did have a bucket on my backhoe break at the weld areas. The welds barely penetrated the steel. The welds were intact and separated from the adjoining metal as if it was wax laid on the seam. Anyway, if your mount is a bolt on, I would recommend purchasing a new one. You could torque it one way or another using a pull point on the tractor. but I think the risks outweigh the benefit. I would certainly check the bolts and fastening points for damage before using it. Pictures would be nice.
Please keep us posted.
 
   / Bent the loader mount on my 2515h
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I don't think I would try any home remedies for that. Sounds like inviting trouble in for a visit.

Maybe talk to a body shop with a frame rack, and see if it's even possible to put the loader on a frame rack to bend it back properly (carefully)? I don't know if they could get it tied down on a frame rack or not, just a thought.
Good idea. I will see how it is when I get it back, then maybe contact a body shop.
 
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I have no direct experience, but have read of several users here state that the crossover tube was twisted or bent, making things look far worse than they were.
Some have bent the tube back with brute force, others simply cut and re welded the twisted crossover tube.
 
 
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