FEL SNAFU

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I took my FEL off for the first time this weekend. Two days later I find it sitting flat on the floor. Any Idea how one man can ge it back "on it's feet"?


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bottle jack and lots of 4x4 dunage
cut the 4x4s about 1' long and stack them back and forth and keep jacking stack under both sides for saftey

Just mho
hope it helps.
 
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Do you have access to two Handyman (or Hi-Lift) jacks? One on each side should do the trick. Much easier to operate both jacks with a helper. ;)

Oops... You said one man. Alternate strokes on each jack.
Joe
 
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I don't think I can pull the tractor under it with jacks or 4x4s under it.
 
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humm
What about after getting it up makin a wood frame to hold it up from the outside.
I have not yet owned a tractor w/ fel but was led to believe that there is some sort of stand that is supposed to hold it up when you disconnect it. can you not reapply the stand after you get it back up and if it is due to bleed off of hydros then pull the tractor close enough to hook up lines and reapply presure to the cylinders?

I really dunno w/o seeing in person just brain stormin

Hope ya get it.:thumbsup:
 
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block n tackle or a cherry picker?
 
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don't over engineer the solution. I hate to admit this but I did the same thing.... One of my cylinders was leaking internally, so I had to take the cylinder off to rebuild it. Guess what happens when you open the sealed system that holds the thing up...

Do you have an engine hoist? If so, use that.
Can you put a come-a-long in the ceiling and lift with that?
Do you have a friend to help lift it? It is not as heavy as you think.

Wayne
 
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Why couldnt you pull up beside the loader with the tractor and hook up the hydraulics. You should be able to get it back upright if you can get it hooked up. You would then just have to unhook and reset. Is there room enough?
 
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humm
What about after getting it up makin a wood frame to hold it up from the outside.
I have not yet owned a tractor w/ fel but was led to believe that there is some sort of stand that is supposed to hold it up when you disconnect it. can you not reapply the stand after you get it back up and if it is due to bleed off of hydros then pull the tractor close enough to hook up lines and reapply presure to the cylinders?

I really dunno w/o seeing in person just brain stormin

Hope ya get it.:thumbsup:

Thanks, If you look close it has the stand's attached. It had an internal leak and slowly eased down without me knowing it. Hooking the lines to the tractor would probably be the easy way but I don't think I can get close enough to it. I really need two hydraulic lines about 6 or 7 feet long to do this.
 
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How about making an "A-frame" and using a come along, one of those inexpensive pulley/rope systems, a chain fall or a boom pole? Bill C
 
 
 
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