To dismantle the control tower on the backhoe you need to remove the pin holding the hydraulic cylinder in place. I was a little nervous with all of that steel hanging over me so I took my JD tractor, sans the bucket, and lowered the boom onto the SEE backhoe, locking it into the teeth of the shovel. I finally broke into the tower for the controls. What a mess! You have to remove all control arm knobs and additionally loosen the locking nuts on the stabilizer control arms so that they can be rotated inward so the tower cover can be removed. Everything is rusted and corroded. I'm going to have to completely dismantle everything, clean up the parts, paint them, grease everything and put it back together again. I intend to make the entire tower and innards look like new when I'm finished. However, first I have to confirm that I can get the stuck left stabilizer control working and that the rest of the hydraulic valving assembly is working and dependable. If not, I'll be looking for a replacement. The other five controls on top work well, although rusty. However, the foot pedal linkages and valving need significant help.