- May 31, 2013
- Forest City, PA
- Mitsubishi 180D, Jinma 284 sold, Kubota BX2660, IH Cub, Case 580CK, Minneapolis Moline 4 Star (sold), TYM 574
I just bought a 1959 Minneapolis Moline 4 Star tractor that I want to restore. I want to start by removing the Moline FEL model 543. Can I just take it off and install pipe plugs where the 4 FEL hydraulic lines come out of the control box under the seat? On my Jinma, to remove the FEL the hydraulic lines to the joy stick controller must be fitted together otherwise the pump will lock up causing damage to the pump, engine, or both. It seems that the MM is designed differently as everything is internal except for the four lines going to the FEL. Just want to check before doing any damage. Thanks.