The hydraulics have the engine loaded up from pressure on the system. I have relieved the pressure by jerking the steering back and forth while cranking. The load is just too much for the starter. If you can't relieve the pressure, the starter will be overloaded and will burn up.
Battery might be low now, from the repeated starting tries.
Well I have charged the battery, but the starter will not turn the engine over...so your suggestion will not work. Is there sopme way I could bleed the pressure off?
What about pulling it in gear and turning the stearing??
Sure , if you have something to pull it with. Use a middle gear ratio, not low gear.
Ok thanks, XXXXX XXXXX my 4WD pickup. I will do this when my bride gets home from work. Hope it will work...