How to change global loader attachments.

A great benefit of using a global loader carrier is that you only have to get off the tractor to unlock the attachment. In this video, you’ll learn the right way to hook up global loader attachments compatible with a global loader carrier.

For demonstration, we’re using a John Deere 5100R Utility Tractor (US CA) with a 540R Loader (US CA) with a Global Carrier. We’ll also be using non-hydraulic operated attachments.

Primarily designed for larger tractors, the John Deere Global Carrier makes hooking up and unhooking loader attachments fast and easy because you only have to get off the tractor to unlock the attachment. When you hook up the next one, you just guide the carrier bar into the attachment’s carrier hooks, then lift and tilt back. The carrier’s spring-loaded locking pin is activated so it locks into place on both sides of the attachment. And you’re ready to work.

Let’s go through that again.

To change attachments, you level the attachment about 6 inches (15.2 cm) off the ground. Then, after putting the transmission in park and shutting off the engine, you pull and slightly rotate the global carrier’s single locking pin handle downward to open the latch, locking it in the open position. Then slowly lower the attachment to the ground, lower the carrier until the bar clears the hooks, and back away.

You’ll hook up the new attachment by tilting the carrier downward as far as it will go, then guiding the carrier bar into the attachment’s hooks. The range of tilt can be different depending on whether you’re using a self-leveling or non-self-leveling loader.

Then you simply lift, and tilt the global carrier back. When you do, the lower lock pins on the attachment activate the spring-loaded locking pin so it locks into place on both sides of the attachment.

On the video, you can also see it used with a loader-mount bale spear, and you can get a good look at how the lower lock pins on the attachment trip the latch on the carrier’s locking pin, closing the latch and locking the attachment in place.

Now here’s a valuable tip – after you’ve hooked up the attachment, tilt it down all the way to make sure it’s locked in place. Then lower the attachment to the ground and apply down pressure to verify it’s secure.

And here’s another tip. Be patient and proceed step by step. It’s a long workday. Whatever it is, best to do the job right – the first time.

Remember, always read the Operator’s Manual before storing or operating any piece of equipment, and follow all operating and safety instructions.

If you’re looking for implements and other tools that help turn your tractor into the workhorse it was built to be, you’ll find them – and all kinds of advice on how to use them – every day at your John Deere dealer.


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