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Terex 7221?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Dstosh, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Looking at a old terex. Its a 7221. Having a hard time finding any info on it. Ritchiespecs has no info. Cant start a thread at HEF. Anyone know where I can come across some information and or parts for it?

    It is reasonably priced and I know I will probably have to put some money into it. And I'm sure its slow stinky and loud.

    Thanks

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  2. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    they're like the Trojan series, they are a dying breed but they are a workhorse, that is for sure. couldn't tell you about parts though. have you checked for part support on terex's website?
     
  3. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534


    Found a dealer in elma, but my hands are tied till after christmas
     
  4. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Those old Terex loaders were fairly popular around here years ago with the limestone quarries, but as Terex broke apart in the 80's they all started to dissapear.

    I have seen one in my hometown that a local trucking company uses in its gravel pit. They also push snow with it in the winter. In fact I think its pretty close to the same model that you are looking at.

    What I can tell you is, its big and loud, and not fancy at all. But its a work horse. Terex used to have a reputation of using common industrial parts that you could get just about anyplace that had access to heavy epuipment parts, or had common manufacture parts that were easy to get. Meaning, Detroit Diesels, eaton trannys (Example), and so on.

    Plus, any diesel mechanic could work on them. Built to be serviced in the field. Simple.

    If I got it, I would look to put a new seat, and a some sound proofing in that cab. Its gonna be LOUD in there.

    J.

    J.
     
  5. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    dstosh...i'd snatch that loader up. you can't beat the price for what you will get out of it. what's the asking price $17k?
     
  6. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Less...Way Less. Talked to a salesman. Said it has no brakes. I shooting to look at it in the next few days
     
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    even better. if you can get it for half that, dump a couple g's into it, you'll have yourself a hell of a plow machine plus it won't cost you anything monthly
     
  8. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    sounds like a steal, and although brakes are probably going to be expensive, if the price is right, who cares if you drop some money into maintenance
     
  9. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    redman6565, i am jealous now
     
  10. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Dstosh, if you don't buy it, i am coming down there for it ;)(even if i have to drive it back!!!)
     
  11. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    haha ni kidding there. that's a steal. i'd take an old work horse loader any day of the week over payments on somehting brand new.
     
  12. speedy

    speedy Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    OMG, they are not a finesse machine. One good thing is that the old black oil leaking out of it will absorb the sunlight, melting the ice.

    I operated a brand new Terex loader for a summer. (longest summer of my life!!) I preferred the old 966B, and was glad to get back on it.
     
  13. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    are you sure about that? most people would consider that big rad tractor i use to not be a finesse machine, yet i can cut around islands with it, same with our backwards steering dresser. i think finesse has a lot to do with the operator and his comfortability with that machine
     
  14. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    and really, how much finese do you need pushing snow, this is a large loader, it is meant to push large amounts of snow, not finese
     
  15. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Its a 2 yard machine. Do you think a 12' Pusher is enough?
     
  16. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    that machine could handle a 16' pusher easily.
     
  17. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Thats what I figured. Thanks
     
  18. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    no problem. just because it has a small bucket, those were heavily built machines, they weigh quite a bit. our trojan is only a 1.5 yrd machine, that pushes a 16 ft pusher with ease but the machine is so heavy
     
  19. Sticks

    Sticks Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 159

    I looked at this machine before i bought my case.
     
  20. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Check your pm's