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"Reach Funnel" Solves Oil Changing Problem
Keith Schole, Pickardville, Alberta: He likes the Allied 795 loader on his Deere 4450 tractor. The only problem is that since the loader frame was not made especially for that tractor, it blocks access to the tractor's oil reservior.
Schole had to remove the loader every time he wanted to change oil. So he decided to make a "reach funnel" to solve the problem.
He used two 1-liter oil bottles and an 18-in. piece of pipe. He cut the bottom off one bottle, turned it upside down, and taped it to the top of the pipe. Since the pipe was too big to fit into the tractor's oil reservoir, he cut off the small end of another jug and taped it to the bottom end of the tubing, making a spout that is just the right size.
Now he just uses the funnel to reach between the loader frame and the tractor, easily adding oil without any fuss.

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1