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Re: Ok, I'm bored. So I need ideas.

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Ed H.-OH

09-02-2013 07:50:00
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Tony, Hi!, I want to share a little trick I learned by accident about running loaders with out power steering. You have seen pic"s of my35 with a long reach wagner loader so I wont post one. I"ve been running it for a life time with no power steering. It always steered good , and I wasn"t sure why till I put new tie rod ends on it. To make a long story short , it"s the alignment.
The front was 5/8 in. wider than the rear of the tires. I changed the tie rod ends, Set it to 1/8 toed in(ferguson Spec"s) and it was almost impossible to steer. I put it back to 5/8 towed out and it steered great again. The difference is like night and day. You would think it would eat tires but it doesn"t,30 years- same tires.
I moved and spread 7 dump truck loads of dirt with it last week and I"m almost 60 with arther in both hands. Hope this helps you out-ed

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Tony in Mass.

09-02-2013 10:02:18
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 Re: Ok, I'm bored. So I need ideas. in reply to Ed H.-OH, 09-02-2013 07:50:00  
Yes your idea does work well Ed, and mine has light truck tires, so no ribs to fight or tear up the place. I have learned how to deal with it, the wannabee buyers can't handle the idea of it not handling exactly like a $20k Kubota -for 2 grand?
You should have came to the FENA show, even without a tractor. I know what trailering can be like... we could have used a few more in work clothes,



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09-02-2013 10:18:15
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 Re: Ok, I'm bored. So I need ideas. in reply to Tony in Mass., 09-02-2013 10:02:18  

Tony, Hi!, I was a traveling son of a gun in my younger days, Been in 28 of the states. Now I live and work on the same road and seldom get off of it, But thanks for the invite. I have a trailer for mine for doing local work, but I wouldn"t care to tow it that far with a 1/2 ton pickup(LOL).Cheers-ed

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09-02-2013 13:09:27
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 Re: Ok, I'm bored. So I need ideas. in reply to Ed H.-OH, 09-02-2013 10:18:15  

Hey that would have been a hit at the show! How do you keep the arms up for a trip? Don't worry about a 1/2 ton truck... you wouldn't believe what I haul with a Chrysler minivan... but the roads in both New York and PA aren't conducive to hauling heavy stuff too often...
this is the light loads in recent photo albums

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09-02-2013 13:55:40
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 Re: Ok, I'm bored. So I need ideas. in reply to Tony in Mass., 09-02-2013 13:09:27  
Tony, Hi! All I can say about the mini van is wow. I rebuilt all the hydraulic on the loader and backhoe , They both will stay up for months without leaking down. I have to shut a valve off on the backhoe or it will leak back through the valve spool, It"s 59 years old. Looks like people were having a good time at the show.-ed



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