It took an hour to lift and prop the gantry so that I cound get the 2000 out from under the gantry. I couldn't steer because turning the wheel caused the bent wheel to up the throttle.
First problem was to straighten the wheel. I was able to fight with the wheel(with the engine off) and get it so that the low point was over the transmission. I then dug out an old bumper jack. Reminded me of a thread recently about unused tools. I place the jack on the tranny and hooked the wheel. Several jackings later the wheel is fully functional. I was going to have to get a new wheel and rebuild the power steering this year anyway.
I started the 2000, lifted the beam alittle with the bucket and chained the gantry to the tractor(so that it couldn't jump). Cleanned up the props and then lifted the gantry back to where it was supposed to be. I had planned on moving that gantry months ago but didn't get around to it. Procrastination penalizes.
If I had paid better attention when I was backing, I could have saved 2 hours and my stearing wheel. Luckily the light was only bent, it still works. Be carefull out there. Good Luck, Rick
Edited by boyscout862, February 12, 2017 - 08:12 AM.