I have a question about a more efficient method to remove the loader and pump from a MF 202 Work Bull. I have a 58 MF 202 Work Bull with a front end loader (MF 102), backhoe (MF 85), and 3-pt. hitch. The loader and backhoe are powered by the crankshaft driven hydraulic pump. I can use the 3-pt hitch with the loader on, but it's much better when I remove the loader. Removing the loader isn't that difficult, but it is time consuming for me. One issue is the fact that the front hydraulic pump is connected to the loader frame with 2 hoses (the 1 1/4 supply line and the 1/2Ē high pressure output line). Due to the design, these hoses are both routed through the tractor frame. This means that both need to be disconnected to remove the loader. You have to drain the supply tank and then disconnect hoses. The supply hose is held on at either end with hose clamps and the high pressure hose is threaded on both ends.
Being able to disconnect these hoses using some type of quick disconnect would make this process much easier and not as messy.
Iíve considered quick disconnect hoses. Iím not sure if these would be advisable since a failure could interrupt flow which could be really bad if the pump was operating. Iím also concerned that a quick disconnect on the suction side might restrict flow too much.
Iíve also considered Camlock Fittings with a ball valve on either side. A ball valve could be ďlockedĒ open and with camlocks, I would think that the chance of interrupting flow would be acceptably low.
Can anyone recommend a better method to disconnect these hoses?