Lonny,
Just curious about your weight.
You should grab a bathroom type scale. Pull the pins on you lifting hydraulic cylinders. Put the scale under the front of your bucket. What is the scale reading?
Put the pins back in the cylinders. Jack up the back end and slide the scale under the center of the axle. Put a 2x6 on the scale so the wheels can rest on the 2x6 scale. What is the scale reading?
Measure the distance from the center of the front tire to the middle of the bucket with the bucket on the ground. The measure the distance from the center of the front tire to the center of the back tire. These 2 measurements will give you your weight ratio.
For example if your bucket to front tire measurement is 15 inches and your front tire to back tire is 30 inches then your ratio is 2:1. If you put 100 lbs in your bucket you need 50 lbs over your rear wheels.
Now lets say both measurements are the same then its a 1:1 ratio. 100 lbs in the bucket requires 100 lbs over the wheels.
So I would like 4 things,
-Uncoupled bucket weight
-Rear end weight
-Front tire to center bucket measurement
-Back tire to front tire center measurement
Remember a loader is nothing more that a fancy teeter-toter.