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New Holland LX885 Skid Loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by TomHoffman, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. TomHoffman

    TomHoffman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey everybody,

    I am new to the forum. I just purchased a 1999 LX885 Loader. I haven't got it home yet. The owner an older man who owned it but never ran it could not tell me if it was 2 speed or not. He has closed his business and let all his employees go a year back or more.

    Is there any way that I can tell, and if so how. It came with a lot of extras and I am use to a BobCat, this one is a whole new kettle of fish.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    you will have a switch on the "passenger" side handle with a rabbit and turtle icon (if they haven't rubbed off).On that machine there could be a horn switch also on one of the handles
  3. TomHoffman

    TomHoffman Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the reply...
  4. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    How did you make out? 2 speed or not.

    LX885s are good machines I drove them since I was 14
  5. straightlinelan

    straightlinelan Member
    Messages: 53

    tom, if you dont mind me asking, what did you pay for it and how many hours? I have a '97 with 2000 hours I may want to sell.
  6. campkd6

    campkd6 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I may be wrong but i thought the difference between the 865 and 885 is the 2 speed. At least thats what i remember when I bought a new one years ago.
  7. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 934

    No they make single sped 885
    865 is a smaller machine
  8. corbel

    corbel Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Not a hijack, but anyone have any tips on figuring out why the 2 speed doesn't work? I just picked up an older jd8875 that has 2speed but is not working. Dealer said its most likely electronic, anyone have similar issues with these older machines, I think it's a 96.
  9. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Call me i can try to help 610 393 8363