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    Best quality pins and cotter / lynch pins?

    Any thoughts as to the best quality pins and cotter / lynch pins for hooking my box blade or landscape rake or brush cutter to my L3901? I've had a few cotter or lynch pins fail and come close to having pins slide out as a result.
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    L3901 - lower links with built-in quick attach?

    Thanks. I'm not a welder (yet), and welders are few and far between where I live. I was hoping to be able to buy an existing product...
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    L3901 - lower links with built-in quick attach?

    I've tried the Pat's - not thrilled. I know that with a lot of larger tractors, the lower links have quick attaches built in. Why not for compact tractors? Has anyone seen such a thing?
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    20 year old, Agri-Ease haybob - no shear pin or clutch?

    This will be my second year haying. The first time around I was a total beginner. This year, I've catapulted up to not-quite total beginner :) Last year I didn't even know to think about shear pins or slip clutches. Now that I have a few different PTO devices, shear pins and such are on my...
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    L3901 and LA526 - zerk details ?

    Anyone know the spec details for the zerks for the L3901 and LA526 loader? Like thread size, thread type and so on? thanks
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    L3901 tie-rod, possible over-greasing question

    As I understand it, I should add grease to all the grease points on the FEL until I see grease seeping out the sides, correct? But how about the tie rods? I'm worried that I might have tried to jam too much grease into one of the tie rod ends - I guess those grease points don't seep? If that's...
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    standard hydraulic hose diameters?

    First off, thanks, I appreciate all the feedback! In an earlier thread, @TheOldHokie said that some hoses are more flexible than others. He specifically mentioned "Gates Megasys MXT" vs. (I guess?), standard R16 hoses. There just is NOT a lot of room for these hoses between the QH15 and the...
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    standard hydraulic hose diameters?

    wow! is it common for a single fitting to have one standard at one end and a different standard at the other end?
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    standard hydraulic hose diameters?

    I've attached a picture of a hose with the correct fittings. (The hose pictured is too long.) The 90 fitting on top is listed on my dealer invoice as 1/2" male, 1/2" female The 135 degree fitting on the bottom has a smaller diameter. The unattached fitting in the middle is the same diameter as...
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    standard hydraulic hose diameters?

    right! it's really the size of the fitting i'm after! Is there a common 7/16" fitting, or do fittings general jump from 3/8 to a 1/2? Again, the female end is meant to attach to a top or tilt hydaulic cylinder. And it's the female end fitting I'm trying to figure out, I've got the male fitting...
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    standard hydraulic hose diameters?

    I have rear hydraulics for my 3901. I have hoses that run from a plate on the tractor to top and tilt cylinders. I know the fittings at the "wide end" of these hoses are 1/2" male / 1/2" female. The hose fittings are a bit narrower on the end that attaches to the cylinders. Are there standard...
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    Shovel holders, coat racks, and so on, on my tractor?

    Agreed, services like duck duck go and google are great! I was wondering if anyone had any hands-on experience with tool holders.
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    Shovel holders, coat racks, and so on, on my tractor?

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I'd like to be able to hold a shovel and a jacket (at least) on my 3901. Does anyone have any recommendations for holders like this for sale? I could swear I've seen vertical tubes attached somehow to the tractor that you just put your shovel into?
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    Boxblade: Got the "pitch" and the "roll", how about a little "yaw" ?

    Yes! I've been doing that, and it's better than nothing. I do have a landscape rake and it's more versatile than I thought it would be, so I'm going to give that a try as well.
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    L3901, top and tilt, and QH-15: trying to configure the hoses, still.. argh!

    Ok, I think I've got it. I'm going to use this setup for a while, and if it looks good, I'll post a picture of my so-called "solution". many thanks for all the suggestions!
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    Boxblade: Got the "pitch" and the "roll", how about a little "yaw" ?

    Has anyone seen or implemented any hacks to get a small amount of "yaw" in their boxblade setup? In other words, a setup in which one end of the boxblade is a few inches forward of the other end? I'm doing some grading / pothole repairs on a loooong driveway, and I'd like to be able to push...
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    L3901, top and tilt, and QH-15: trying to configure the hoses, still.. argh!

    Thanks for confirming. In the picture above, you can see that 1 of the 4 hoses already has a 90 adapter, so the advice is to get 3 more of those.
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    L3901, top and tilt, and QH-15: trying to configure the hoses, still.. argh!

    Hey Dan and MVR, I was thinking that the hoses for the top link should be on the long side because they can move over a wide vertical range. But I do agree that the hoses for the tilt could be shorter. MVR said "Put 90s at all four of the coupler ends." Sorry to be slow here, but where...
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    L3901, top and tilt, and QH-15: trying to configure the hoses, still.. argh!

    Here's a picture of my latest attempt (I'm not happy with this one):
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    L3901, top and tilt, and QH-15: trying to configure the hoses, still.. argh!

    I found a video online and took a picture: This solution looks better than the one I have. Does it look good to you guys? One thing I notice is that, on the right side, the hoses for the toplink are tucked between the other hoses. This seems like an important detail. the toplink hoses will...