I live in the Tidewater region of Virginia near Norfolk. Several years ago I bought a Ford 3910 with front end loader. My shade tree tractor mechanic continually left me worse off after a "repair" until three weeks ago he left the tractor stuck in the mud up to the transmission. Yesterday I dug it out with the help of a friend and swore I'd never leave myself vulnerable like that again. I did my research to find the best source for knowledge regarding tractor repairs. I'm hoping that you kind folks will help me keep this tractor going and getting better. Now that I've introduced myself, I'll look for some answers about my dead front end loader.