The banana loader and our TEF20

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The banana loader and our TEF20

Post by kjblakey » Thu May 21, 2020 1:41 am

My dads Ferguson banana Loader as well as the tef20, which for some weird reason even though it was intended to work as a loader tractor has factory fitted front wheel weights. We are getting ready to fit the banana loader back on.
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Re: The banana loader and our TEF20

Post by Hiawatha » Sat May 23, 2020 12:41 am

I do hope the weights are coming off :shock:
Steering with a loader fitted is hard enough without the added weight of 45 kg per side , the pivot pin is under enough strain with weights alone , when combined it would need a very strong man to manage it .
I would replace the pin and bush if you can , it's good insurance against a catastrophic failure if it breaks .

The loader has some unusual additions , it looks as if a pallet box rotator or tipper from a 735 loader has been modified to fit .
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Re: The banana loader and our TEF20

Post by kjblakey » Mon May 25, 2020 7:00 am

Hiawatha wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:41 am
I do hope the weights are coming off :shock:
Steering with a loader fitted is hard enough without the added weight of 45 kg per side , the pivot pin is under enough strain with weights alone , when combined it would need a very strong man to manage it .
I would replace the pin and bush if you can , it's good insurance against a catastrophic failure if it breaks .

The loader has some unusual additions , it looks as if a pallet box rotator or tipper from a 735 loader has been modified to fit .
Hi hiawatha, yeah it does have some interesting additions. It originally had a cane grapple which we had to cut off, to fit in the trailer. There are a few bits of it welded up with steel dowel which looks rather interesting.

Hopefully the weights will be coming off sometime! In regards to the pivot pin, yes I shall have a squiz at that when we get to fixing the clutch problem, and hydraulic problem.
Kind regards, kyle

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Re: The banana loader and our TEF20

Post by foz » Tue May 26, 2020 12:53 am

That will be a great bonding project for the two of you. Definitely a two man job. If you need help with the ram seals and dump valve seals I have the High Lift Loader Instruction Book and Parts List that you can access.

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Re: The banana loader and our TEF20

Post by kjblakey » Tue May 26, 2020 9:32 pm

Hi Foz, thanks for your reply,
Yeah I probably will need the ram seals at some point of time. I would have got the manual off you, if we didn’t have one, but we got one off eBay a few years back that had the parts list too. The loader doesn’t have the dump valve, so I was hoping I could get one. Do you have one by any chance, or know someone who does?

The loader had a setup when we got it, where it works off a beecraft 2 way diverter valve. In saying that oil pumps through one of the outlets at the bottom of the gearbox through the valve and whichever knob is pulled out, the oil flows through.

I believe Up and down on the selected ram is controlled by the lift lever for the 3 point, and this has to be locked into place to allow oil to flow through the outlet.
Kind regards, Kyle

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Re: The banana loader and our TEF20

Post by foz » Tue May 26, 2020 10:00 pm

I don’t have a spare dump valve and don’t think I have ever seen one for sale in Australia. They do however come up from time to time on ebay UK. If the seller won’t post to Australia you can use a UK mail forwarding service. In the meantime you could get by without the dump valve. With a standard setup the loader would just operate in slow motion.

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