Tell me about cylinder safety locks

   / Tell me about cylinder safety locks
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If I wasn't parallel and between trusses, I too would chain and not worry.
 
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Caution anyone using loader locks to cushion them with rubber to not nick the chrome cylinder rods. OEM lock has a rubber bumper.
 
   / Tell me about cylinder safety locks #13  
I either tie up the bucket on the sealing lift point in the shop or I put stands under the loader lift arms or even better I remove the FEL which is quick connect so it is very quick, these are standard practice in the industry, I have never seen cylinder lock but they should work, like other pointing out as long as it doesn't damage anything.


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Simple, heavy strut will do it, but if you are worried about 1, use 2.
 

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Do you apply any pressure/weight at the contact point(s) from the FEL once in place?
 
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Do you apply any pressure from the FEL once in place?
No. Raise the loader (FEL), secure the brace, shut off tractor and lower the loader down on the brace(s). Relieve any line pressure on lift circuit.

Word of caution. At this point of bracing the lift arms, you need to decide whether you want the bucket tilted back and it will stay OR put the bucket in full dump, shut off engine and cycle the bucket circuit to relieve pressure.
IF THE BUCKET EDGE HANGS DOWN LOWER THAN 6'6" +/-, HANG FLAGS OFF OF THE EDGE OR PUT FOAM CUSTIONING ON EDGE!
 

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If you are going to use the cylinder safety locks, definitely use 2. With only one, when you decide to lower the loader while having a brainfart, your loader could look decidedly different than when you started. Ask me how I know.
These are the ones I use on a BX23.
 

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If you are going to use the cylinder safety locks, definitely use 2. With only one, when you decide to lower the loader while having a brainfart, your loader could look decidedly different than when you started. Ask me how I know.
These are the ones I use on a BX23.
Thanks for the pics, I'll be copying your design Very soon. Are those supports mad of 1/2 sections of pipe? They don't look like angle iron.
 
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Thanks for the pics, I'll be copying your design Very soon. Are those supports mad of 1/2 sections of pipe? They don't look like angle iron.
Yep, that's exactly what they are and the curved ends are the outside shells of euchered bearings.
 
 
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