Moving a SEE With Loader Down

glcaines

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I know someone that is interested in buying a SEE that is currently not running, is not likely to be running without a lot of work, but needs to get it loaded on a trailer for transport. Unfortunately, the front bucket is down on the ground. Fortunately, the backhoe is in the stowed position. I'm sure he isn't the first to face this scenario. Any suggestions on how to proceed loading the SEE on the trailer? Remove the bucket first seems the obvious solution to me.
 

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I know someone that is interested in buying a SEE that is currently not running, is not likely to be running without a lot of work, but needs to get it loaded on a trailer for transport. Unfortunately, the front bucket is down on the ground. Fortunately, the backhoe is in the stowed position. I'm sure he isn't the first to face this scenario. Any suggestions on how to proceed loading the SEE on the trailer? Remove the bucket first seems the obvious solution to me.
On a lowboy trailer just load the unimog backwards. Pulling it with the bucket being drug. Secure the handle for the arms and bucket in the up position in the cab It will lift going over stuff. Then worry about lifting it at drop off.

Bucket has to be on the deck for transport so not much sense in doing it twice

If motor spins the front hydraulics should attempt to lift on the belt driven pump.

Or farm jack and loosen the lines on the arms so it will lift.

Or chain fall to the rear loader over the headache rack. Loosen the arm lines and it'll pull it up.
 

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That’s all a lot of work, especially loosening lines. Don’t do that. Move the loader valve all the way down, there is a float setting that will allow fluid free travel. It should even be on a detent. Then jack up the loader and move the valve back to neutral position. The loader will stay in the position you Jack it to. If you crack the lines, you’ll get air in and it won’t stay.
 

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That’s all a lot of work, especially loosening lines. Don’t do that. Move the loader valve all the way down, there is a float setting that will allow fluid free travel. It should even be on a detent. Then jack up the loader and move the valve back to neutral position. The loader will stay in the position you Jack it to. If you crack the lines, you’ll get air in and it won’t stay.
Is there a lockout (or preferred way to chain the bucket up) if it will not stay up on its own?
 

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Is there a lockout (or preferred way to chain the bucket up) if it will not stay up on its own?
They make cylinder clamps you can clamp down to hold it up. However a backhoe bucket must be on the deck for transport
 

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One the bucket is up, pull two hitch pins (one on each arm), rotate the stops down and put the two hitch pins back in. There is a slight possibility that the locks could be painted in place. If I remember correctly my stops did not want to rotate down without persuasion when I got it. Once I used them once or twice they swung right down.
 
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