Archive for September 4th, 2008

Tractor tribulations

I sent Jim down to Bath to pick up the new Grab bucket for the tractor. All arrived back safely, only to find it didn’t quite fit! So I’ve been out today with the angle grinder and a sledge hammer, fits a treat now. When it comes to mechanics, I tend to adopt the theory “if in doubt, give it a clout”, generally works for me.  I did learn today never to undo hydraulic hoses when they’re under pressure, covered myself head to foot in oil, lovely! After getting cleaned up and ready to try out the bucket, I discovered one of the two pins that holds the front section of the loader in place was broken. I shudder to think what might of happened if I hadn’t seen it. Back to Wiltshires in Dunsfold. It’s a two man job to get them replaced so I’ll do it tomorrow with Lewis.

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