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    FEL/Hydraulic power?

    I purchased a BB yesterday, it weighs 400lbs. I used my bucket on my 1026 to unload it from my trailer. I strapped chain to the hooks on my bucket which are mounted on the top of the bucket inline with the lifting arms. I tilted the bucket all the way down so the hooks would be as close to the BB as possible and hooked the chains up. From the BB to the hooks were about 6"-7".

    My loader wouldn't pick the BB high enough to lift it out of the trailer which is a 5x10 standard trailer with roughly 1.5' sides. But even trying to tilt the bucket back into regular operating position it still wouldn't do that. It would move and few inches then stop, same as trying to lift it straight up, few inches and stop.

    Since the BB only weighs 400lbs and the loaders are rated for 700lbs, shouldn't the bucket have been able to tilt back towards me and lift the BB out of the trailer?

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    Most likely it was because the weight of the BB was so far forwards, that 700lb rating I believe is at the pivot pins
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    Kenny is correct. The lift rating is as the pivot pins and your bucket/ forks/ any other attachment counts against it as well. If you have a 700 lb capacity and a 200 lb bucket, your payload can only be about 500 lbs at the pins. The extra leverage your load has being so far out in front de-rates the lifting capacity greatly.
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    Gotcha, make sense. Thanks for the quick reply's!
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    Trick I learn recently is to remove the bucket or forks, and lift with just the arms and straps. Really helps with extra lift needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    Trick I learn recently is to remove the bucket or forks, and lift with just the arms and straps. Really helps with extra lift needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navistar82 View Post
    I purchased a BB yesterday, it weighs 400lbs. I used my bucket on my 1026 to unload it from my trailer. I strapped chain to the hooks on my bucket which are mounted on the top of the bucket inline with the lifting arms. I tilted the bucket all the way down so the hooks would be as close to the BB as possible and hooked the chains up. From the BB to the hooks were about 6"-7".

    My loader wouldn't pick the BB high enough to lift it out of the trailer which is a 5x10 standard trailer with roughly 1.5' sides. But even trying to tilt the bucket back into regular operating position it still wouldn't do that. It would move and few inches then stop, same as trying to lift it straight up, few inches and stop.

    Since the BB only weighs 400lbs and the loaders are rated for 700lbs, shouldn't the bucket have been able to tilt back towards me and lift the BB out of the trailer?

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    I just lifted my BB2048 (about 390 pounds I believe) in exactly the manner you describe, and the loader handled it easily. I don't think I was anywhere near rated RPM either. I've got a 1025R, but I can't believe there would be that much difference in the loader capacity. Sounds like something's amiss with your hydraulics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navistar82 View Post
    ... I tilted the bucket all the way down
    I had the same problem picking up my old BB which was 490lbs. If you tilt the bucket all the way down then the geometry of the bucket cylinders are in an unfavorable position. The cylinder rod is so close to the pivot point that there is little curling force available. I found that I could not do anything to move my BB like that. Then I put the bucket in a more normal position, tried again, and was able to pick it up like it was nothing. In order to load it into this guy's work truck (narrow bed) I had to set it on the ground and come at it from the side. So one end of the BB was in the bucket and a chain was around it to keep it from flopping down. So I had this 5 ft, 490lb box blade sideways in the bucket and I was able to lift it five feet high from the ground. Probably could have gone higher but there was no need.
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    I am also able to lift my BB all the way. In fact I can lift the 4' rotary cutter easily, but the back gets very light with just the BB on the back.

    Can you lift the tractor's front end with the FEL? Mine does easily at idle.

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    Fred, if i strapped mine up like yours I probably could have done it no problem. I had my bucket tilted all the way forward/down so the hooks were right on top of the BB.

    Yes, i can lift the front end of my tractor up with the loader...real easy cleaning the deck that way.

    This isn't my tractor but how the bucket sits is how I tried to unload it, and it wasn't having it.
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