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    Bucket indicator

    Good afternoon. I own a 4044M with a D170 loader. I love everything about this tractor but I want to add a bucket level indicator. I have searched but cannot find any that list they are compatible with the D170 loader. I have watched videos of people making their own indicators, but my OCD wants everything to look factory. I don't like aftermarket parts and only buy OEM for any of my toys. Is there anyone that has installed one on their D170 or are familiar with which level indicator works with the loader? Maybe John Deere doesn't even make one. Thanks in advance.

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    Here's the parts breakdown for the D170 loader. It doesn't look like one is available. Maybe that is why some folks are fabricating their own....

    John Deere Parts Catalog D170
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    My previous tractor was a Kubota Bx. The level indicator was just a small angled bracket welded to the bucket. When the top of it was level with the ground, the bucket was level. Its sound rinky dink but it actually was effective.
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    That's basically what I was seeing as well. Seems like they make one for every loader except for the D170.

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    I currently have a sticker on the top of the bucket that is supposed to help with the bucket level. The problem is with all the snow we in Minnesota have gotten this year, plowing snow where it comes over the bucket covers everything in white below basically the loader cylinders and becomes impossible to see.

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    Just something to maybe make your mind work a bit - in this thread a guy made an electronic level indicator. Pretty neat!

    I linked to the first post in the thread where it starts - read on from there -

    Bucket Level Indicator - Page 3
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    Thanks for the link. That's quite impressive, there are such talented people in this world. I was disappointed there was not an update on how the testing went.
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