Which is why I always block up the main swing frame at the height it is when disconnecting. I made 2 hooks out of 5gal. pail handle wire connecting a length of dog chain (painted yellow!). I don't believe the stabilizers bleed through the spools, more like the oil bypasses the cheezy cylinder piston seals. (I say "cheezy" because mine rusted pretty well when exposed the first winter. Keep 'em retracted or well grease protected!!!!! These are the only hydraulic cylinders that I ever saw that would rust that quick! I guess JD figgers a line in the manual about grease will allow them to use cheap-0 chrome on there.)Same here although I use a tie down strap. They will bleed down fairly quickly. Same deal if you remove the BH. If left on the stabs they'll leak down and let the BH sit on its mainframe.
Of course my local TS doesn't have any and apparently that is the only place you can buy them....Can't even find them on the interwebs anywhere else. Oh well guess I will stick with what I have until I can find a suitable replacement.These are a 2 pack of 34-36" rubber straps from tractor supply. I had been using a ratcheted cloth strap in the past but it was a real pain in the butt when it tangled, binded or got wet. I can take these two rubber ones off in an instant and lay them across the foot rest and seems a little easier. Yeah, I didn't say I was the sharpest knife in the drawer, chuckle.
Find a place the sells Bungee Cord, buy 10 feet and make your own. I use this stuff all the time and have it on hand. I also use it for tire chain tensioners.Of course my local TS doesn't have any and apparently that is the only place you can buy them....Can't even find them on the interwebs anywhere else. Oh well guess I will stick with what I have until I can find a suitable replacement.