Has any one else had problems with the flimsy stabilizer bar not keeping the quick attach at the same angle?
Yes #11. My arms are off a foot.I've heard that can happen if one of the bolts/pins shears off....they will sometime stay in place so it appears to be "OK"...but in reality isnt working.
Dunno what loader you have, but heres the illustration for the 400x...The pins I'm referring to are #11
Yea it keeps sheering pins. I have skidsteer adapter on mine. I've thought about welding a bar across to keep them in check?? Any suggestions would be accepted.I just checked mine and the most I could move them out of balance is about 3/8th of an inch. You sheered a pin!
Welding is a bad idea I think. You could try putting some grade-5 1/4" bolts in there maybe, You want some protection.Yea it keeps sheering pins. I have skidsteer adapter on mine. I've thought about welding a bar across to keep them in check?? Any suggestions would be accepted.
Left side moves first. It cracks the bolt housing also. All others have a big bar welded across them. It has too much torque for that little bar/bolt setup.I agree with Kenny! Don't weld them. Seems to me that you have some other problem that welding a bar on would only mask until it breaks.
What side moves first right now.
Could be a weak cylinder, but I don't want to go there just yet.Seems odd since the right side in theory should get oil first. Kenny knows Hydraulics very well, and I am going to have to guess that he is going to tell you that you have a problem with a joint or a cylinder on the right side. The side that is "free" or easiest to move is so the problem must be on the other side. They should both move even without the bar.
Could be a weak cylinder, but I don't want to go there just yet.
Sam, can you post some detailed pictures? I am not intimately familiar with the SSQA like I am the JDQA and they would help me a lot. I have not heard of this being a problem...and when you say something is cracking there has got to be another reason.
I have not snapped one on my 400x loader.Yes I will post some pics asap