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    FEL Connections

    Has anyone modified the Hydraulic connections on the 1026r for the FEL to make it easlier for the hose connections. It is really hard to make the connections, especially for the black. I usually don;t like to disconnect because it such a pain switching between the FEL and the mower. I didn't know if there is a way to rotate the unit some without messing up the mount on the floorboard.
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    They should go in very easily actually. Do you connect the yellow and black one's first and work back towards you? I start with the farthest one on the bottom and work counter clock wise. I think the order is yellow, black, blue, red. Although sometimes I do the blue one last. Takes me about 20 seconds.

    Is it a problem with pressure in the lines?
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    No, it's the location of connections themselves. It is very tight to fit the hose connection and then slide the sleeve. I always move the control around to release the pressure. I think the conection on the tractor should be at a different angle or different location on the floor board. I tried to use pressure gage from KBOH and had a really hard time getting that to go into the connection because of spacing or lack there of. I think it was poor design location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtg1026r View Post
    No, it's the location of connections themselves. It is very tight to fit the hose connection and then slide the sleeve. I always move the control around to release the pressure. I think the conection on the tractor should be at a different angle or different location on the floor board. I tried to use pressure gage from KBOH and had a really hard time getting that to go into the connection because of spacing or lack there of. I think it was poor design location.
    I think that they probably were most concerned about making it a safe spot for their hoses to exist and it had to be near the frame connection. Some tractors have a system where all the hose couple and uncouple as a unit. That would be worth doing if it's possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtg1026r View Post
    No, it's the location of connections themselves. It is very tight to fit the hose connection and then slide the sleeve. I always move the control around to release the pressure. I think the conection on the tractor should be at a different angle or different location on the floor board. I tried to use pressure gage from KBOH and had a really hard time getting that to go into the connection because of spacing or lack there of. I think it was poor design location.
    With the tractor off right?

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    No, regular 1026r. I am trying to see if I can move the connections a little. The back connections are usually the hardest(black & yellow). It may be the angle of the FEL connections. I just thing JD could have designed the connections better.
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    3pt Receiver Hitch, JD Ballast Box w/ 700#'s

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    Heavy Hitch Bucket Tooth Bar,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtg1026r View Post
    No, regular 1026r. I am trying to see if I can move the connections a little. The back connections are usually the hardest(black & yellow). It may be the angle of the FEL connections. I just thing JD could have designed the connections better.
    It's not so much the design of the connections as much as it is the lack of room to get your fingers in there. It's a similar situation on other models as well. I wish they would have spaced the quick connects out just a wee bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    It's not so much the design of the connections as much as it is the lack of room to get your fingers in there. It's a similar situation on other models as well. I wish they would have spaced the quick connects out just a wee bit more.
    Completely agree jgayman, I have to use a pair of channel locks... can't get my sausage fingers in there.
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    Blow the fittings male and female completely clean, if the pressure is off it should only take the tips of your fingers to pull the sleeve back and the pressure from the male end will snap it shut, when you push it in.

    If its taking effort something is dirty....IMHO
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