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    I guess they have to call it a “recall” being a safety issue but all it is in fact is an owner’s manual update. The fact that ballast must be used when using the loader is missing from the manual.
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    The recall is because information about using ballast wasn't in the manual?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Leroy View Post
    The recall is because information about using ballast wasn't in the manual?!
    That makes it a safety issue and opens them (Deere) up to sue happy people/lawyers.
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    I guess that's why some dealers were saying these new tractor/loader combinations no longer required ballast. After all, it wasn't in the manual. :-)
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    Yeah it should just be a Manual recall not for the whole Piece of equipment. Deere is just sending Out a Manual Page Update to any who Purchased the 120R though the dealer and it Only Loaders sold May 2017 thru Sept 2017 and it Looks Like it the 120R Loader In general from the Deere PDF which is not specifying weather it a 120R on a 1 series or a 2025R . Deere is actually contacting the customer directly as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Leroy View Post
    The recall is because information about using ballast wasn't in the manual?!
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    I guess they have to call it a “recall” being a safety issue but all it is in fact is an owner’s manual update. The fact that ballast must be used when using the loader is missing from the manual.
    I'll have to look in my manual, don't recall seeing it though, seems it would be different than the 1025 where it would state amount of ballast w/loaded tires since I have twice as much weight in my loaded tires than my 1 series did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    I'll have to look in my manual, don't recall seeing it though, seems it would be different than the 1025 where it would state amount of ballast w/loaded tires since I have twice as much weight in my loaded tires than my 1 series did.
    Still need ballast with loaded tires - even with my 2520. Loaded tires aren’t actually ballast......

    But with that said and while not trying to start a ballast war - with my loaded tires which I guess are around 250# a piece for light loader work it is fine. But I add ballast when doing any heavy work. Partially because of stability and partially for the front axle. Don’t want to end up like Big Jim did with his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Still need ballast with loaded tires - even with my 2520. Loaded tires aren’t actually ballast......

    But with that said and while not trying to start a ballast war - with my loaded tires which I guess are around 250# a piece for light loader work it is fine. But I add ballast when doing any heavy work. Partially because of stability and partially for the front axle. Don’t want to end up like Big Jim did with his.
    I know that Stan, I always ballast up when doing FEL work, my point was only that there is no differential between the two tractors, stating like 581lbs with loaded tires with a concrete filled ballast box. That # is for the 1 series, I have 320 lbs of liquid ballast in my rear tires compared to the 142 lbs I had in my 1 series. Rest assured I still use my 600 and something pound ballast box for almost ALL FEL work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    I know that Stan, I always ballast up when doing FEL work, my point was only that there is no differential between the two tractors, stating like 581lbs with loaded tires with a concrete filled ballast box. That # is for the 1 series, I have 320 lbs of liquid ballast in my rear tires compared to the 142 lbs I had in my 1 series. Rest assured I still use my 600 and something pound ballast box for almost ALL FEL work.

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    I can I imagine you feel much more stable with just the extra weight of the ballast in the bigger tires.
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