You need to pull the hoses up higher off the tire before fastening the zip tie. That will give you the clearance you need when the loader is up high. I go through the zip ties about every year.
You can try that but I think it is easier with the loader down. You are wasting your money buying replacement parts. It won't last. Just use a good zip tie.Dave:
Would lifting the loader to its maximum height first, then attaching the zip tie at that point do what you are recommending (i.e., pulling the hoses up higher)? This sure seems like a poor John Deere design to me. Right now I have attached a normal zip tie holding the hoses but have the correct one on-order.
Aaahhh, there is your problem. I pull mine up high enough, then make the zip tie as tight as I can get it. It will last maybe a year before the zip tie breaks or it slides down and I do it all over again. It does not need to slide up/down.Thanks Dave. That is what I have currently done, but I have left the zip tie loose so the lines can slide up and down through it when I raise and lower the loader. I guess if it starts sagging where the hoses go low enough to contact the right front tire, then I will secure it tightly.