Evening everyone. Been a lurker for over a year and an owner for 8 or so months. Bought a 2017 1025r 60d h120. Loved this thing! And the forum! Read a lot here enjoy the info I have gathered especially the threads with implement building. Also a TTWT watcher(if any of you three see this thread, I enjoy your videos).
So to cut to the chase. 3-4 months into ownership, I had my loader on to move a fuel tank in my driveway to position it for fuel storage. Well I noticed my loader was dropping. Quick. Like 5+”/minute. So I had the dumb idea to remove the loader. Next day it’s practically on the floor with a puddle under one lift cylinder. Tried to put loader on could not get it. I called dealership told them and they said they would come and get it to fix it. Well they ended up forcing the loader on, somehow??? Tractor came home week later all fixed. 1000$ cylinder if anyone wonders
So now a couple months later. I put loader on first time to use. No problem. A month ago I need to do 50 hour service, take loader off in the yard and as I lift it off, it pops and jumps real quick at the last second. Well I think nothing of it(it’s in my yard witch is how level???). Fast forward to later time to put it away and the loader won’t go on quickly. It is lined up on one side not the other. I have to drive forward crooked to force the other side down into the mount so I could latch the loader on.
Yesterday I decide to take loader off in my barn, solid flat concrete floor. Loader lifts right off. I feel pleased, so I lower it back to the mounts and same scenario as before. In fact I decided to leave it off and move the tractor. I measured from ground to the mounting point of each side and sure enough I get an inch of difference. So...I feel like it could be bent and I don’t see it my fault given the wear obviously used when I wasn’t here.
Does this seem feasible ? Am I in the wrong ? How would any of you approach this ? What other testing should I do?
I love this tractor and loader but this is frustrating.
Thanks for reading this huge post.