I suppose it might be easier on something with drum brakes. I never found it much fun trying to roll the back end against a set of planetaries on the double reduction axles.
Easier in this case would also depend on how much stuff you have to work around with the loader in place... and what gear you have to put the loader back on... I'd probably base my choice on how easily I thought I could get those two top 7/8" bolts out with my shoulders wedged into the loader...
I'm not necessarly disagreeing with either of you... but my preference has generally been to have the loader elsewhere when doing a split.
On 30 series tractors I also pull the entire steering pedestal off while others would fight around it.