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  1. Point taken. I almost never use a cab skid steer to move equipment and equally rarely need to get out to hook or unhook the implement from the skid steer attachment.
  2. Receiver tube needs to be down in the bottom crossmember for me. Can’t pick up a hitch that is laying on the ground otherwise.
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    The only place there can be air suction is prior to the charge pump, and that is internal. There is not much plumbing between the oil sump screen and the charge pump. All those tractors tend to have noisy hydraulics. I would get the pressures checked out, including the charge pressure.
  4. Some information. https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/124156-classic-magnums-with-2-hydraulic-filters/
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    Read what Russ in Idaho wrote. Eye opening. I trust he is a credible source of information. https://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=950125&mid=8498384#M8498384
  6. Well J-Mech, I have spent lots of quality time running a 686 and it has hydraulic pump suction line problems and very very rarely gets stuck in two gears. I was under the impression that the suction line arrangement on those tractors was problem prone. The quick solution was to overfill the trans by approximately an inch on the trans dip stick.
  7. I hear you. Went through a time like that as well. Good luck on your project. I used to spend some time messing with those engines, so if you have questions, ask. A lot of stuff is interchangeable on those engines. If you can get your hands on a 5 hp flat head (model # starts with 13, has a 13 cast between the fins of the head) they are a better engine to work with from the get go and there is a lot of aftermarket support for them (or used to be anyway) for the go kart world. Same goes for the Briggs Intek 206. I have an Intek Pro 206 that had a couple bad experiences with ring dusting and the second time around I bored it .020 over and dropped a Wiseco piston and ring package in it.
  8. I see. I zoomed the pictures in and yes, that seat looks kinda sick. The face is uneven and there is quite a bit of pitting in places. I guess lap it as best you can and run it. Back in the day it was possible to pull the old seat and put a new one in, but even if you could find a seat I don’t think it would be worth it. Those older engines are decent enough, but quite frankly I like the newer stuff better. Briggs offered the Vangaurd line which I think was their first OHV engine, and I think Mitsubishi was involved with that line. They were good but pricey. Then when Briggs dropped the flat heads altogether they offered the Intek line and while they are a comparatively cheap engine they are much nicer to work on than the old flatheads.
  9. It is not unheard of to have a valve seat come loose on those . . . Watch the faces of the valve and the seat as you lap them. They should turn dull grey all way around uniformly . . . if not, one is warped. Don’t get too hung up on the valve guides being a little bit loose. It’s not ideal of course, but as long as everything else in is shape the engine will run fine.
  10. Looks like that thing on the front is more for backfilling than anything else. Definitely just the thing for S S S.
  11. This is what I made. Ball on top is for goose neck trailers. Be very careful when using this stuff. Things can go wrong. Not cool if something jumps off the hitch and rolls away down hill or worse tries to join you in the cab.
  12. That's interesting. I thought the MX Magnums had a park brake that came on if the engine died?
  13. Well that's a letdown. I usually figure I-6 engines are pretty long lived compared to V-8s in applications like this but that must not always be the case. I know some people did get real fed up with the V-8 in the 900s when they were newer. One guy ripped his Benz V-8 out and stuffed a C18 Cat back in. My brother has been getting along good with the V-8 in his 880.
  14. I have no problem cutting holes in pallet forks with a good quality hole saw. Dewalt or Milwaukee. High speed steel will cut them just fine.
  15. What engine does your 870 have in it?
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