4WD and loader work

   / 4WD and loader work #31  
I read in the manual for my LX2610 that it's fine to work in 4WD doing loader work, which I have been doing. I watched a video with Tractor Time with Tim and one of the comments was that he should not being doing loader work in 4WD as it's gear on gear drive and its grinding gears when one of the front wheels spins and the other doesn't.

I just want to make sure that I'm not doing anything wrong.


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I should have been more clear, TTWT was doing similar work as I was, a commenter, not Tim, said that.
Tractor time with Tim, sounds like a TV sitcom! I use my tractors to their max ability all the time. Thats why I have Kubotas. Even I don't break them. If it breaks doing that I will get rid of it and get another. I refuse to have my equipment work me.
 
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   / 4WD and loader work #32  
If you use the front loader to dig or carry stuff, be sure to have a load attached in the back of your machine. Without, you will brakec the front axle! Which have happened to me … only ounce! I did learned the bad way🥴🥴🥴
 
   / 4WD and loader work #33  
Plenty of discussion on the MFWD usage. Seems to be covered.

Now, scooping out of a pile; think of it more has shaving a layer of material off of the face of the pile instead of just driving the bucket as deep as you can and then curling and lifting.
 
   / 4WD and loader work #34  
From what I've learned, is don't use 4wd unless you need it, especially on solid pavement. At the least, it tears up your front tires, and it puts wear on your front-wheel drive transmission. And you want to do that why?
 
   / 4WD and loader work #35  
As has been mentioned in a prior posted the difference between four wheel drive and front wheel assist is as follows.
Four wheel drive
1 usually high horsepower
2 All tires same size
3 Cannot disengage
Front wheel assist
1 Usually lower horsepower
2 Front tires smaller
3 Can be mechanical or hydraulic
4 Can be disengaged
5 Mechanical assist is overdriven so it does not "hold up" the rear wheels
Loader work with front wheel assist
1. Must have ballast on back Reason when loader is lifted and weight is transferred to the front the front axle will get traction, if the rear tires slip all force will be applied to the front axle and overload or break it.

Yes I know four wheel drive and front wheel assist is just like brush/bush hog and rotary cutter. Every body is stuck on their names for things. No wonder parts people pull their hair out and get upset when people use names for parts that confuse them.
 
   / 4WD and loader work #36  
Well you have to take with a grain of salt when so called experts give advice. I once had a 1959 chev and an "expert" told me I should get rid of it because my engine was going to need replacing, seven years later it was still going strong. In the past two years my B7800 I've used my 4 wheel drive most of the the time.
 
   / 4WD and loader work #37  
Well you have to take with a grain of salt when so called experts give advice. I once had a 1959 chev and an "expert" told me I should get rid of it because my engine was going to need replacing, seven years later it was still going strong. In the past two years my B7800 I've used my 4 wheel drive most of the the time.
 
   / 4WD and loader work #38  
There you go calling someone an expert. You do know what an expert is don't you? Remember in math class when you solved for X which was the unknown. a spert is a drip under pressure. So totaled up you are calling them an unknown drip under pressure.

But if you were referring to my post, I can only pass what I have learned from manufacturers and making my living from these that knew better than the manufacturer, as they cried because their machine needed an expensive repair caused by abuse.
 
   / 4WD and loader work #39  
When doing loader work, you want to use 4wd as the weight, and thus traction shifts to that axle.
When you have 2wd, as said before, the weight is off the rear axle and you spin because you have no traction.
 
   / 4WD and loader work #40  
If you use the front loader to dig or carry stuff, be sure to have a load attached in the back of your machine. Without, you will brakec the front axle! Which have happened to me … only ounce! I did learned the bad way🥴🥴🥴
All of us who own tractors with a FEL use them to "dig and carry stuff." Most have learned that the tractor is better balanced, gets better traction under varied conditions, etc. with some weight on the back and usually keep something (like a bush hog, box blade or other attachment) on the back.

Without that we will break our front axles !!?? Oh balderdash ! Nonsense. Load on the rear will only reduce load on the front axle by a small % -- just do a simple drawing and look at the lever lengths and where the c.g. of the machine is. In general, placing a load on the rear will rarely if ever prevent "breaking" a front axle.

This thread started out with some poor newbie afraid to use his 4WD and now we are worrying him by talking broken axles? Good grief!
 
 
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