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Our New to us Loader!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by forestfireguy, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Here is boys, we just picked this up last week............

    Misc, machines,beach 348.jpg

    IDOCTORTREES Senior Member
    from MONTANA
    Messages: 788

    nice what size is it?
  3. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    needs a pusher box:D
  4. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Congrats...you will love the machine when the snow is deep!!
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    It's a 2.5 yard bucket, things has got unreal power compared to our backhoes, it picks up 2+ yards of soil like it's empty. We brought it into the yard and the owner of the company said "looks a little bigger in our yard, hope we didn't go too big", was pretty funny. I said NAH, it'll be just fine........
  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    And yes I do need a pusher, looking for a 14-16 footer, used. Wanted to get a sectional but the boss pulled the plug on new...Probably end up with a rubber edge pro-tech or the like.
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    Congrats on the new loader. Good luck with it.
  8. Bird21

    Bird21 Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    I have a sixteen foot Protech like new for sale pm me for the info.
  9. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    looks like

    it looks like it had a plow init look @ the ears in the bucket:mechanic:
  10. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Congrats. It is a good size for snow. As for pusher size I wouldn't go any bigger than a 12 ft. I could probably handle a 14 - 16. For us any bigger than a 12 ft would limit the machine to some of our smaller lots.
  11. FinerCuts

    FinerCuts Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 85

    If you don't mind me asking how much did it run you guys and how many hours. I would love to get one.
  12. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  13. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    I would not go larger then a 14 ft pusher on that rig. If your only pushing a couple of inches im sure it would work fine but you get a big storm you'll be back to your bucket. Our 924's struggle with 14ft ers sometimes so I would go with that or a 12. You'll love the loader though, nothing beats a wheel loader for moving snow!
  14. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    After some thought I think we're looking at a 14 ft pusher, possibly folding if I could find a used one I'd be all over it. It was used with a 12 ft road plow previously. The price was $38,000 with 1528 Hrs, we searched hi and low, looked at Deere, Case,Volvo and ended up with a Hyundai, partly due to price and partly because the guy who owned it is right around the corner from us and has a great reputation for taking good care of his stuff. We were afraid to go to an auction and unknowingly buy somebody elses headache. The guy we picked it up from is an excavating contractor and has 3 Hyundai track hoes, he said that the Korean steel used in these machines is "ship or ship hull grade" and that as one of the only ship building countries left in the world it is of high quality. All I know is I couldn't find any bad reveiws of these machines. I will say that with the high lift package it gets a little bouncy with a bucket full of soil lifted to full height.....
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  15. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  16. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Mick, thanks thats EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Anyone making any runs south from Mass ? We do not register our trucks with DOT #s so crossing state lines gets risky into NY especially.