I will search for the subframe on the net see what I can come up with. The donor tractor is much heavyer than the MF14. It has a 20hp Kohler engine in front and as I said its a full 7" wider. The wheels are also futher apart. Thats why I was wondering if mouting the loader as far back as possible might help reduce the strain on the front axle and keep it from toppleling.
It doesn't matter how far back you mount the posts, ALL of the load goes on the front axle anyway.
The big difference is that with the posts further back, you can pick up a heavier load than you can with the posts forward given a specific amount of ballast.
There is a series of pics in this thread showing the subframe for my 1655.
Note: The front tires are 18x9.50-8's for flotation. Narrow tires are easy to steer with no load on concrete. It's a whole different scenario with several hundred pounds in the bucket if the ground is even a little bit soft. A 500 lb payload will put a 1600 lb load on your front tires.
I ran that tractor/FEL for 22 years without power steering and carried many loads well in excess of 500 lb. The 54" bucket weighs 210 lb.
Edited by TUDOR, March 15, 2015 - 03:04 AM.