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insight on a loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by CCL Landscaping, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. CCL Landscaping

    CCL Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Looking at a 1992 komatsu 120. Will be used as a yard machine in the summer and put on a lot in the winter. Anyone got any insight on this model?
     
  2. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,151

    Good small machine , 3 speed trany , parts are easy to get, . How many hours on it, any pictures. Just sold my 1994 komatsu 180 , still have a 96 250. Really like the pre 1998 komatsu.
     
  3. CCL Landscaping

    CCL Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Has about 9000 hrs. Looking for a fairly dependable inexpensive loader. Figured it might fit the bill. What size pusher do you think? I believe its got 89hp and 17000 lbs 12ft?
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    When you type 89hp I didn't think that was right here a link to specs http://www.ritchiespecs.com/specifi...ader&make=Komatsu&model=WA120-3&modelid=91656

    This should help you they did make 2 models
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2014
  5. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,151

    As long as tires are decent , it should handle a 12 foot pusher on short to medium runs. Any pictures ?
     
  6. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I run a 12 ft on a 10k lbs 50hp loader. That one is 7k heavier so it will be no problem.
     
  7. CCL Landscaping

    CCL Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Thanks for the help guys. I decided to pass on that loader. Komatsu really wasn't my first choice. I have cat skid already and the john Deere dealer is a mile from my shop. I'm sure something will pop up in the coming months
     
  8. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    You don't think 9000hrs is a lil much? I've been looking too and yes the price is better but they also list leaking oil here leaking oil there leaking oil at turbo needs tires pins not tight.. Allot cheaper then say 2 or 3000hrs but allot more problems too.

    I worked for a co before I stared my own they had a old john deere loader. Would suck a few 5gallon pails of hydro oil a nite and some engine oil too.
     
  9. CCL Landscaping

    CCL Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    It all depends on what's been done to it. Obviously you have to look at all the details above. But for all the uses I mentioned above I wouldn't be scared of 9000 hrs
     
  10. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    From buying used trucks its making me think twice on going with something that has that many hours. Yes lower initial cost but it just seams all sorts of crap goes wrong after and its not such a great deal anymore. Something a few years old with less hours I think is where I'll look. Maybe something with warranty still.