pin bent on loader need help figuring out why and how to fix

top gnome

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The small bolt that holds the stand arms bent on the loader allowing the arm to drag. I straightened the pin and have the arm up but it is obviously not in the correct position. is the only purpose of the pin to hold up the stand arm? I have been meticulous about maintenance so I am not sure why it bent. I was doing routine dirt moving when it bent and the arm came down and did considerable lawn damage before I realized. Can I just put a longer bolt in or is something out of alignment that needs to be addressed. By the way I have not and most likely will not take the loader off.
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GreensvilleJay

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Maybe have a look at the other side to see if it's got the same parts and compare ? If same, swap and see if the problem 'goes away'. New funny bolt might not be expensive ?
I thought about removing all the 'loader stand' stuff after a similar incident but then WHERE would I keep it ? Unless under lock and key ,someone would 'borrow' a nut or something, then when I NEED the stand , I'm 'out of luck'.
 

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I bent the same one! No clue how. I was going to just get a replacement for TSC, but ended up getting one from the dealer since I was heading there anyway. I think it cost me .80 and took me 10 seconds to swap out. Am interested to see what people think happened. I was doing grapple work so something may have got in there but it bent it pretty darn good.
 

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Well this is why I say the quick tach stuff on these little FEL looks like it belongs on a MTD lawn mower. It’s weak and flimsy. If it works right, it saves maybe 50% the effort and a couple minutes of installing/removing a loader. I had to laugh when I noticed the sheet metal levers for the FEL on my B2601 vibrated so badly one of them hit the side of the slot it is in. This was before I left the dealer I noticed this hour zero on the tractor. I mentioned/showed it to the sales guy, he didn’t care. I slipped a piece of vinyl hose over it to keep it from vibrating.

I saw a guy on You Tube unceremoniously remove all the quick tach parts from his little Kubota FEL. Didn’t look like he intended to ever reinstall them. I might have laughed.

I really like the FEL stand assembly for my L3830. Yup I do have to get off and on the tractor a couple times. But it’s a good system without 10 extra moving parts that are better suited for a Timex than a tractor.

As much trouble as I went to, to not spell attach correctly, now I realize it’s swift tach not quick tach.
 
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top gnome

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thank you for all the responses I will get some pictures of the other side. I wish I knew more when I bought the tractor I cannot imagine a situation where I will take the loader off so should have not gotten the quick tach loader. you are making a good point to remove the loader stand stuff it hangs down low enough that in the bush it can and probably did catch on roots or branches.
I bent the same one! No clue how. I was going to just get a replacement for TSC, but ended up getting one from the dealer since I was heading there anyway. I think it cost me .80 and took me 10 seconds to swap out. Am interested to see what people think happened. I was doing grapple work so something may have got in there but it bent it pretty darn good.
that is exactly what mine looked like
 

ve9aa

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You must have some other method of snow removal (or live on the south shore between HFX and Yarmouth maybe)

I take my FEL off to put on a front-mounted snowblower, which lives on there ~6months/year from from mid-Nov->mid April. My #1 reason for owning this MTD, errr, Kubota BX
 
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top gnome

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You must have some other method of snow removal (or live on the south shore between HFX and Yarmouth maybe)

I take my FEL off to put on a front-mounted snowblower, which lives on there ~6months/year from from mid-Nov->mid April. My #1 reason for owning this MTD, errr, Kubota BX
I have a quick attach 72" snow plow blade HLA I only had to use it a couple of times this winter but it worked great. A snow blower would have been great but I wanted to use the loader deep into the winter as we sometimes do not have snow until late. I needed the backhoe and loader into mid January this year. My loader subs as my firewood trailer.
 

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I have a quick attach 72" snow plow blade HLA I only had to use it a couple of times this winter but it worked great. A snow blower would have been great but I wanted to use the loader deep into the winter as we sometimes do not have snow until late. I needed the backhoe and loader into mid January this year. My loader subs as my firewood trailer.
Must be nice ! Sometimes NB & NS are sooooo different. There are times I could be measuring the overnight snowfall in yards or meters. o_O LOL
 

top gnome

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Must be nice ! Sometimes NB & NS are sooooo different. There are times I could be measuring the overnight snowfall in yards or meters. o_O LOL
We lived in beaver harbor for awhile. and listen to St John radio and the weather is so different. Blacks harbor fog horn was a common event. We hear Digby foghorn maybe 4 times a year.