I was going to build a platform on a pallet, but saw this in one of Tim's videos - and thinking of doing the same with one of the IBC Tote cages I have for storing firewood.
But I was moving one of the Cages the other day, and because of a knee injury, I am kinda clumsy getting on and off the tractor. I had the cage high in the air and as I dismounted I barely touched the loader lever and the cage "dumped" really fast. If I would have been in it, and it was 6-7 feet in the air - I would have been dumped hard on the cement floor.
So - is this not a good idea??? Is there anyway to "lock" the loader arm up with the engine off??? I'm working by myself, so it is unlikely someone would come by and accidently hit that lever. But I would hate for there to be a touch of that lever by the wife delivering a soda, or asking her to get my glasses on the seat while I'm up in the air - or anything else unexpected.
Or is this just not a safe way to use the tractor? It sure would make the present project a thousand times easier.
Photos stolen from Tim's Video.