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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    Looks like the definition of a "Can of Worms" SEE style. Thanks for posting!
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    Using my SEE for real work

    Latching used to be major project for me. With practice its far less so. I wish I could give folks a big tip but it just seems to require practice. I think there is some correlation with the amount that the backhoe is used prior to doing a latch attempt but even when I just do a quick...
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    Soon to be a new FLU419 owner (maybe)

    Congrats on making the plunge. I find that going through the walkaround inspection and greasing procedure in the operators manual a very valuable way of getting to know the Mog. All the grease fittings are there but some are not easy to find especially the one on top of the transmission that has...
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    Using my SEE for real work

    Looks like a project. Too bad you didnt have a hydraulic concrete saw to plug into the hydraulics. There is a chainsaw version and a wheel version.
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    Soon to be a new FLU419 owner (maybe)

    The heater on mine was not that powerful but once the engine is running, there is plenty of heat radiating from the footbox and engine. SEEs also have electrically heated windshields.
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    Loader piping fittings JIC with tapered threads?

    I did not contact Schmidt. I did find out that the odd thread is JIC thread that should be straight thread with the same pitch but is distinctly tapered on the male cast fittings on the SEE. The net result was I bought a standard fitting with a straight female JIC thread and the existing tapered...
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    FLU / SEE

    This boom cylinder broken mount is listed in the collection of service tips as a known problem from improper operation. Its stored in the Misc tech manuals section. I cant do a direct link right now but if you search the site for this it should come up...
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    Soon to be a new FLU419 owner (maybe)

    I cant give you any specific info on that particular truck but its worth determining if ts been "recapped" which is generally a total rebuild. There were several programs to rebuild SEEs as political make work programs. There is usually a plaque behind the passenger seat with the rebuild date...
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    FLU / SEE

    Couch Off Road Engineering has/had a HMMH listed. Jay the owner knows the value and rarity of it but may need cash with Covid. Somewhere in the very long SEE thread is some "history" regarding this particular unit. Someone bought it from Jay subject to getting a title and Jay was unable to...
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    Soon to be a new FLU419 owner (maybe)

    SEEs use a lot of air assist systems and they do not have air dryers. They do have an alcohol bottle for injecting alcohol to keep the air system from freezing up. I recently restarted my project to retrofit an air dryer on the air system which is preferable to alcohol if you are dealing with...
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    Once I figure out how to get an air dryer installed that will get it clean and dry but cant do much for the slow side.
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    Given the diameter of the hose, its not high volume but handy for topping up the tires especially the spare which I suspect does not get much attention unless its needed.
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    One thing that popped up in my mind yesterday is that the SEE has a specialized air coupling to hook up an air hose on the unloader. Some unloaders have this fitting and some do not. It does not impact operation of the unloader. There is the same fitting on the other side of the truck. The...
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    The tubing fittings in the area between the tanks are very "tender" and its important to use tubing wrenches and make sure you put a wrench on the fittings to keep any torque off the fittings. I would suggest that you avoid breaking these connections if at all possible as some are custom and...
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    You are in luck, these are readily available from multiple sources. EI used to have a rebuild kit or you can buy new ones on Ebay and possibly Amazon. One of the two brand valves reportedly has a internal screen on the inlet. The term for the outlet is the "spit valve" its sort of the low...
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    The throttle linkage on the SEE is extremely complex as it has to deal with tipping the cab. the hand throttle and the remote throttle. It also does not help that the injection pump is on the opposite side of the engine. There are lots of places for the linkage to get out of adjustment. There...
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    Loader piping fittings JIC with tapered threads?

    One of the fittings on my loader snapped today under load. Its on one of of the boom cylinders that lifts the entire loader up. It was under heavy load, and looks like a fatigue failure. I have kept this system stock and have not removed the "hidden" pressure reducing valve on this system so...
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    Looks like it found a good home. When I was sectioning the AT there was some nice woods down there. If they sit for any time, the brake rotors rust and the disc brakes do not work well. They usually clean up on their own with use. Do yourself a favor and remove the two spring loaded air purges...
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    FLU419 SEE HMMH HME Owners group

    I actually am surprised that we do not hear about more SEE accidents. My guess is many buyers are new to medium size backhoes and backhoes have plenty of pinch points. I wonder if folks are just not using them and keeping them as garage "queens" or ones that did get hurt just do not talk about...
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    FLU419 transmission question

    Strong hint, download the operations manual and read it. Next go through the operational inspections and lube routines. Unimogs are built quite heavy duty but only if they are maintained. Definitely drain the portal axles and refill them with the appropriate gear oil. Make sure you understand...
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