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I found a Loader

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Sno4U, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    See if I can get a pic of this thing on here!
    Yup got it here, one way or another.
    Its a Michigan 75A
    ^6 cyl. Waukesha motor-gas
    Weight: 12,500#
    Good tires-12 plys probably about 75-80%
    Runs great, replaced motor, rebuilt tranny, also found out today radiator was replaced too.
    Cab, w/ wiper & heat
    Guy wants: $4500

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2008
  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Are you buying it? Whats the story on it?
  3. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Ya, I bought it. I put down money on it today and the guy will take a couple of payments...till the end of summer if I have to.
    I have no history where the owner got it from but he's had it about 4 years and it was outside this past winter, but in a pole shed the winters before.
    It runs great.
    He took it out on the road in front of his house and it shifted up just fine. Reverse was "right there".
    Down force on bucket lifts front(like it better be able to do)
    The owner also gave me all the original manuals for it.
    I see no leaks on the rams and some normal seepage around the hydraulic reservoir.
    Newer belts and hoses on the motor.
    Only flaw I could find was a bad exhaust manifold which can still be found for about $190
    The motor is very common to Oliver and Massey Ferguson tractors

    I wanna get at least a 10ft pusher for it.
  4. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    What's the road travel speed? Are you going to leave it on site? I wasn't ripping you on your other thread, I was giving you some advice. When you get into larger places for snow, you get one chance /storm at it and no excuses. You don't have much to lose with a $4500 investment, so I hope it turns out well for you. I'd like to see more pics.
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    You are only going to put a ten foot pusher on it? What type of lots are you going to be working with it?
  7. onsight

    onsight Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    Congrats on the new machine! I have a 10' plow blade that I might be interested in selling, PM me if you are interested. I am right down the road in Waterford.
  8. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    OK. I'll keep the plow thing on mind. At this point my brother does scrap metal and will most likely be able to get me a 10 ftr off of a municipal truck that he scrapped out. I figure I'll close off the ends and be good to go.
    I'll be keeping it on site and serving 3 different locations, all within blocks of each other.
    I did the same lots last year w/ trucks and a skid loader but it was quite hard on them. (of course winter was hard on everything this year as you know)
    I'm serving 3 commercial sites/factories. The drive lanes are about 16 wide, but I figure I don't want snow rolling off directly into/under the rear of the cars, so I'm leaving room for additional passes.
    I'll get more pics of the unit up.
  9. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    ok here we go w/ some pictures



  10. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,222

    nice pics . must be fun to run that for a long time can't imagine it being the most comfortable for long periods.
  11. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Ya, she's an old dog. Maybe I can upgrade w/ a suspension seat-at least!
    I looked it up in the manual and the top road speed is 26 mph:yow!:
    ...and it does have power steering.
  12. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,222

    my uncle has the 2wd hough same engine and year I think .a suspention seat will definatly help you out .
  13. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice Loader
  14. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,030

    She's an oldie from the 60's I think, my cousin had a small contracting company till he retired, he had one of those old Michigan loaders and still has it out back but the engine is shot.

    That old 75A was built by Clark equipment and was first released in the mid 50's but am not sure how long this model stayed in production, I know the bucket size was only 1 yard to 1.5 yards.
  15. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    12' protech snow pusher would be just fine on that.
  16. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Your right Cat. The bucket is only like a 1 yarder. Go to michiganloaders.com I found a nice DIESEL motor for a 75a on there. It was somewhere in Texas, I believe.
    The thing id the diesel isn't any more power than the gas.
    I'm thinkin' somethin' in the 12 ft range-I've changed my original thoughts a bit.
  17. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 202

  18. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 192


    Do you have the Michigan loaders saved as a link I tried to copy and paste the names form your post to my browser and it came back with nothing. My old man and I have a straight framed 55A and it needs a hydraulic steering pump.
  19. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Hey Onsight, ya still got that 10 ft. blade?
    e-mail me direct : mschattner@wi.rr.com
  20. Vermontster

    Vermontster Member
    Messages: 64

    I was doing a search and it led me to this thread. I have a 1959 Michigan 75 A.