So I have used my new CTC loader for the second time. I must admit it’s tougher to mount compared to the 45 loader videos by Roy Rector etc
Anyways two issues.
It never fully mounts equally to both sides of the mounting brackets. I’m told this is fine, it’s due to Deere and not CTC I’m that ‘each tractor is a little different’. I don’t know how normal this is but maybe people can chime in because I definitely don’t want one RAM working more than the other or the frame on the left taking more pain etc
On removing a hydraulic coupler the other day, I noticed the male coupler where the nipple depresses had something what looks like a black rubber o-ring coming out of it. When it disconnected the loader after turning off and moving the hydraulic levers to remove back pressure I took off the couplers with no issues. Then I manually was pushing the loader with my hands and hydraulic fluid came jetting out for no reason...
Again is this any way normal or what’s wrong?
Rod at CTC says this must be an issue with my tractors hydraulic couplers, not his attachment. And maybe something wrong with my tractors quick hitch....?? He said he never saw the likes of a hydraulic coupler like this looking like this (see pics)
Also. I thought storing this on a concrete floor would make mounting easier but the mount just slides back and forth the concrete floor engraving it. It doesn’t seem happy to load on any surface whether it’s lawn, concrete or plywood...
Again the 45 loader had none of these issues.
Not complaining just looking for peoples experience and thoughts. I love the loader when it’s up and running