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    Front End Loader 3046R pigtails?

    It's difficult, for me, to connect and disconnect the FEL hydraulic lines especial the red, and blue on the right side with the black metal item underneath - they are very close together? Has anyone added pigtails (short hydraulic lines) staggered in length with the red longest and yellow shortest, or will that present an interference problem, with the loader mounted that I've overlooked? Would have been nice if the quick connects were different lengths, or the frame holding the four lines angled, I've seen on other models!
    Thanks for any tips, and your comments!
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    Definitely looks tight! Try wearing some disposable Nitrile or latex gloves to connect/disconnect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetail View Post
    It's difficult, for me, to connect and disconnect the FEL hydraulic lines especial the red, and blue on the right side with the black metal item underneath - they are very close together? Has anyone added pigtails (short hydraulic lines) staggered in length with the red longest and yellow shortest, or will that present an interference problem, with the loader mounted that I've overlooked? Would have been nice if the quick connects were different lengths, or the frame holding the four lines angled, I've seen on other models!
    Thanks for any tips, and your comments!

    When I blew one of the hoses on my 4066R, I had them make the new one with a right angle connector. Eventually, all of them will be replaced with right angle connectors.

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    Is that the MMM below the connectors? If so, is it possible to lower it slightly prior to removing the loader?
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    The connections are certainly on the short side, but you just have to develop your skills enough to pull up close enough to plug them in. Then you won't have excess slack in the lines that are liable to get pinched or kinked and subsequently more easily damaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Is that the MMM below the connectors? If so, is it possible to lower it slightly prior to removing the loader?
    Yes, I have a MMM, the tractor is still to new me, I didn't think of that? Will try when connecting my FEL, but the close proximity still makes it difficult to get a good grip, I'll try the Nitrite gloves advice from above, thanks.
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    With the 955, the FEL hydraulic quick connects are mounted side by side, and one above the other in a 2 x 2 pattern. I installed 2 extension fittings on the top two connections. My extentions consisted of 2 male and female quick disconnect fittings. Basically, when purchased, the male was plugged into the female fitting. I removed the male from the female, threaded the two fittings together to create a fitting which was male at one end, and a female at the other. I plugged the male end into the upper QD fitting on the 955, and plugged the hose into the female end of the extension. This places the connections in a different plane simplifying the removal and installation. I would have photos, but it is dark out. Let me know if you want photos, and I will get them in daylight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Manager View Post
    With the 955, the FEL hydraulic quick connects are mounted side by side, and one above the other in a 2 x 2 pattern. I installed 2 extension fittings on the top two connections. My extentions consisted of 2 male and female quick disconnect fittings. Basically, when purchased, the male was plugged into the female fitting. I removed the male from the female, threaded the two fittings together to create a fitting which was male at one end, and a female at the other. I plugged the male end into the upper QD fitting on the 955, and plugged the hose into the female end of the extension. This places the connections in a different plane simplifying the removal and installation. I would have photos, but it is dark out. Let me know if you want photos, and I will get them in daylight.

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    Please do take photos, I'm a little confused about the fittings, so you added an extra fitting without the hydraulic hose to lengthen? Do you know if they make a longer quick disconnect fitting? No rush, when you get some free time, thanks for replying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetail View Post
    Please do take photos, I'm a little confused about the fittings, so you added an extra fitting without the hydraulic hose to lengthen? Do you know if they make a longer quick disconnect fitting? No rush, when you get some free time, thanks for replying.
    The photo below should illustrate connecting two fittings together back-to-back to form an "extension" without the use of a hose. You just need to make sure the thread types on the two couplers match up.

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    Jgayman's photos show how I made the fittings.

    I would take photos, but my schedule this week has me leaving the house before sun-up, and by the time I get home and changeinto work clothes to crawl under the tractor to take the photo, it would be dark. I will try next week.

    Looking at your photos, you could extend the two right most fittings to get the necessary clearance ahead of the black piece below the connectors.

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