After all this talk about the steadyfast system I revisited their site and liked what I saw. I originally didn't buy as they really had no solution for the 6 point hydraulic leveler round footpad (too much redneck engineering to get it to work).
Now they have a flat head bolt kit that looks promising. Why they just don't have a replacement elephant foot that has the correct attachments is beyond me. Guess flat head bolts are cheaper.
The argument that the steadyfast won't allow the piston rod to turn in the cylinder makes no sense to me. My footpads turn while the rod is held steady and the rod can also turn in the cylinder. So I don't see how holding the footpad stationary will affect piston rod turning. And none of the piston rods turn on my front end loader cylinders so I'm confused as to why they think that is necessary.
So as soon as I get my allowance I'm ordering the steadyfast and selling all my other devices!
I mainly used the universal stabilizers. The aluminum ones with the ratchet strap. They work on the same principle as steadyfast but can be a pain to get setup. But I bought 3 of them from the original guy before Valterra bought him out and CW tripled the price!! I might be able to make some money!! LOL!! I figure I'll just give my x-chocks to my buddy that always says he's gonna get some and then never does.
Thanks for the discussion on the steadyfast system!!!
Woohoo... another worthwhile project
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
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