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    Side-Loading FEL with Front Implements

    I am looking into a 3-point adapter for my H120 FEL. I would like to use my landscape rake (and my sheet metal and pipe addition for snow removal) on the front vs the rear for convenience. I am a bit concerned about the side-loading of the FEL frame when the rake (plow-mode) is angled. It will be hanging out there quite a bit and will create a large "lever-arm" load to the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    I am looking into a 3-point adapter for my H120 FEL. I would like to use my landscape rake (and my sheet metal and pipe addition for snow removal) on the front vs the rear for convenience.
    Please explain the convenience part, I am confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    I'm getting too old and fat to keep turning around to see what I am doing! Made me say it......
    Yup, know what you mean, although them is your words. Sorry, can't help on your side loading concerns. I really think it is how you use it and your technique on using the equipment that will determine your concerns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    I am looking into a 3-point adapter for my H120 FEL. I would like to use my landscape rake (and my sheet metal and pipe addition for snow removal) on the front vs the rear for convenience. I am a bit concerned about the side-loading of the FEL frame when the rake (plow-mode) is angled. It will be hanging out there quite a bit and will create a large "lever-arm" load to the frame.

    Any experience or opinions?
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Lots of folks are using loader mounted snowplows, which exert more force than a rake could. Both the plow and the rake exert less force than digging into hard packed dirt with a corner of the bucket or otherwise not getting an even bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56FordGuy View Post
    I wouldn't worry about it. Lots of folks are using loader mounted snowplows, which exert more force than a rake could. Both the plow and the rake exert less force than digging into hard packed dirt with a corner of the bucket or otherwise not getting an even bite.
    I agree totally with you and Randy. It is not the force it is the way you apply it. I am very sure that I cold destroy any loader frame on any tractor. The only thing about front mounting a rake and such is the added DUST from the operating and in taking it into your engine air supply. Any thing that creates dust I like to have in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyBMI View Post
    I agree totally with you and Randy. It is not the force it is the way you apply it. I am very sure that I cold destroy any loader frame on any tractor. The only thing about front mounting a rake and such is the added DUST from the operating and in taking it into your engine air supply. Any thing that creates dust I like to have in the back.
    Actually, when using something like a Landscape rake on the loader you will most likely be using the rake while in reverse and "pulling" it. I wouldn't want to be driving through that dust either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Actually, when using something like a Landscape rake on the loader you will most likely be using the rake while in reverse and "pulling" it. I wouldn't want to be driving through that dust either.
    I understand that but depends on the wind direction. I just feel keep the dust away if possible. When I bought the MMM for my 4100 I was really surprised of the amount of DUST and DEAD GRASS that I created as compared to rear finish mower.

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    It isn't clear to me if you plan to push or pull with a front mounted implement.
    I can see advantages pushing. You will not have tires packing ground/snow, you can use down pressure if you need it, and you can get into places you can't if the implement is rear mounted.
    Disadvantages MIGHT be lack of individual (each side) float. At least my 3pt hitch lift arms have a position that allows a little float. And the already mentioned possible dust.
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