64/67lo-boy wrote:........ It has a pump that has its own resivoir on it, and it runs off the pto. maybe not the best idea when clutch is disengaged no pto. ..............
I would call that an understatement. But several hundred thousand Farmall H's and M's were made without live hydraulics. It beats doing it with a shovel.
Fun is loading gravel or cow exhaust with a trip bucket loader, no live hydraulics, no power steering, and one way cylinders.
Using a trip bucket loader in 12 easy steps;
#1 While driving into pile steering with left hand, push rod with right hand to lower bucket
#2 Push in clutch, take out of gear, release clutch (may or may not need brakes)
#3 Pull lift rod with right hand to raise bucket
#4 Push in clutch, put in reverse, release clutch
#5 Watch where your backing, then push in clutch, put in forward, release clutch
#6 Head for truck, trailer, or spreader watching that bucket is high enough to clear side of same
#6A Bucket can be raised higher as tractor is going forward towards trailer if needed
#6A1 If bucket won't clear by the time you arrive at side of trailer repeat steps #2 and #3 then return to step #6
#7 Push in clutch with load centered over trailer (may or may not need brakes)
#8 Pull trip lever
#9 Shift into reverse, release clutch, watch where you're backing
#10 Push in lift rod to lower bucket to ground after clearing trailer until bucket latches
#11 Pull lift rod to raise bucket
#11A If steps #10 an 11 can't be accomplished because of room repeat step #2
#11B Lower bucket until it latches
#11C Raise bucket to a suitable height and proceed to step #12
#12 Push in clutch, shift to forward and repeat from step #1 a couple dozen times
It definitely beats a shovel, of course if you do this for any length of time it will feel like you've been beaten with a shovel. Remember while doing all this you still have to work the throttle. Sometimes you just literally don't have enough hands to work everything. Done by someone with a little practice and it almost has a ballet quality. Usually though it's more of a slow motion plane crash.