Front End Loader Question
I'm probably going to have a hard time explaining this, so please excuse me if I ramble around some.
I've had a CTC loader on my X739 for a couple years now, and it pretty much does what I need it to do. I've moved several tons of dirt and gravel with no issues, but today I noticed something that I had missed in the past.
I was moving some dirt around, for a neighbor, and as I was piling it up, I had the bucket up about eye level as I dumped it. As the cylinders extended, to dump the bucket, they actually hit the top of the arms. As the shafts continued to extend, they actually bent before they reached full extension. Guess I never noticed this before, because it was not right in front of me, but I can't imagine this is a good thing.
I'm guessing there are 2 ways to fix this problem. I could raise the point where the shaft attaches to the bucket about 2 inches. I'd have to check, but I think this might be enough to fix the problem. The other option would be to get a pair of cylinders that were a couple inches shorter at full extension. The bucket wouldn't dump quite as far, but I don't think this would be a problem.
Are those pretty much my options, or is there something else that might work. Actually, if I was working on a wish list, I wish the bucket would pull back a few inches more.
Thanks in advance for the help.