Removal of loader procedure

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The FLU farm

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Johan, all you really need is a stick of 2x4 rectangular tubing and a cheap trailer jack.
I used the kind that's pinned on, so I could use one of the jacks I already have. Can't remember if I bought or made the mount for it. Probably bought, since there's no need for the horizontal holes in the application.

Anyway, sorry about all the weeds, but you can hopefully see the mount towards the bottom, facing forward.DSCN3351[1].JPG
 

Sgt Jiggins

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We build the black steel profile to fit exactly into the profile of the SEE, secured with a pin .
Would it be possible to get a view from the front too, please?

Has anyone considered using a farm jack/high lift jack? But I guess the problem then becomes storage, so maybe this is the best solution.
 

Speedwoble

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Since everyone is showing their jack, here is mine nestled amongst my Unimog scrapyard. I used a rolling jack off an M105 trailer cause I had it. However, because it can roll, it isn’t stable. I recommend a Jack with a stationary base like Miggins or FLU Farm posted.
You might not be able to tell, but there is a piece of 1/4” strap welded to the 2x6” tube to make it a tighter fit in the loader receiver. The pin is a hitch pin from Tractor Supply.
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joeblack5

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I had seen your construction.. and thought the wheel was a great idea, actually was at the junkyard to look for one from a trailer... found one from an hydraulic outrigger but it was really heavy. thanks for setting me straight on the wheels.

Johan
 

joeblack5

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Howdy Folks. I thought that I had played chicken enough so today was the day. Hot, humid sweaty and miserable. Figured I use the other flu to help out. After it was loose I put a couple of blocks under my stand and used the flu to pull the broken flu away from the stand. One of the parking brake levers at the rear axle did not release. A couple if taps with a block of wood convinced it. Since I was by myself and we were pulling down hill I put the parking brakes back on and just dragged it with the other Unimog.

Thanks all for the encouragement.

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