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Frank (WNY)    Posted 02-18-2017 at 11:47:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Front loader removal
  • I have a 1950 8N that came with a 19-61 Dearborn FEL. I want to take it off and haven't seen much information on removal. Here is what I think would be steps:
    1. Park the 8N where I want to leave the loader and put a pallet under the bucket.
    2. Put cribbing under the front of the FEL main frame.
    2. Remove the bolts that secure the front of FEL main frame to the front of the 8N.
    3. Hook a chainfall to the lifting loop on the FEL.
    4. Remove the fenders from the FEL.
    5. Remove the 4 bolts that secure the rear of the FEL to the axels.
    6. Back the tractor out of the FEL and put cribbing under the rear mounts.

    I am building a gantry to lift the FEL with the chainfall.

    Please let me know if you have any suggestions or a better way.


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-18-2017 at 19:47:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Frank, we have the owner's manual for your loader in our Manuals / Implements / Loaders library. It sounds like you have it figured out, but you can always check yourself by following the assembly instructions from last to first.

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 02-18-2017 at 20:09:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Ed,

    I downloaded it shortly after I bought the 8N. I really appreciate that these manuals and other documents are available on this site. It has been a great resource. I may make a video or tutorial with pictures when I dismount the FEL. I was looking for a video or pictures that show someone doing that and couldn't find any.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-18-2017 at 17:46:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You did not mention the hydraulics. If it is a front pump driven from the crankshaft you will need to unbolt the coupling between the pump and the stinger shaft. I roll the tractor back by hand and remove the stinger shaft from the engine pulley before starting the tractor.
    If you are using the belly pump you need to shut off the supply and disconnect the hose.
    Also, if you have a grill on your tractor, lower the front of the loader until you are sure the mount bracket will clear, then block the loader.

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 02-18-2017 at 18:22:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you John. I was wondering about the pump. It is the front crankshaft driven type. I wasn't sure if I should loosen the mount bracket bolts to relieve the pressure when the rear end of the FEL is raised. I'm not sure how much play there is between the stinger shaft and the drive plate.

    steveVa    Posted 02-18-2017 at 12:27:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sounds like you have it figured out.
    The easiest way I found was to get 2 tractors...

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 02-18-2017 at 18:12:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the feedback Steve. I would love to get a 2nd tractor, but I still need to take the loader off to remove the hood so that I can work on the engine. I have a loose crank pulley...

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