With both side covers removed from Freida’s back end, all bolts undone and a severe amount of jiggling and poking of all parts, I can’t seem to remove¬†her hydraulic lift assembly. Even after consulting Mr Ferguson’s Bible I’m none the wiser.

I can’t seem to disconnect the hand control fork from the control valve, even if this was done, it seems that there is another brace between the fork, yet below the main driveshaft that runs through the back end.¬† Therefore I can’t lift the lift assemly out.

Salad Cream

Great, I remove the PTO lever housing from my Ferguson to find it’s full of almost fully emulsified back end oil and water.

It’s gunna get replaced anyway as I’m in the process of diagnosing why I have no lift at the rear of “Freida”.