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The loaders at work.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by chris9724, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52

    The loaders working hard last storm.

    Thanks Guys.

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  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Kind of humorous to see a Cat (Arctic) pusher on a Komatsu loader.

    Careful hitting those piles, the Arctics are very dainty.
     
  3. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,000

    I was thinking the same thing.

    Nice looking machines.
     
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Nice machines! It looks like it was easy pushing.
     
  5. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144


    Isnt that a Volvo?
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Whoops, you are correct. Thumbs Up
     
  7. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    Im wondering what size pusher that is though. And do you any of you know anyone with a 524 or 544 Deere?
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    My sub has a 524. 16' ProTech foldout.

    Working on buying a LiveBoxx for him.
     
  9. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,902

    Nice setup!!

    You better educate your operators on stacking with an Arctic box. You're going to be buying the poly blocks by the case if they keep stacking like that picture shows.
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
  11. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144


    Is that 524 decent? I have a 324J and we need to add another loader and I wanna go larger I'm deciding between Volvo and Deere, all my Skid Loaders are Deere so I would like to keep it in the "family" per say
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice looking machines and the pushers look nice to. How do you like the Volvos?
     
  13. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52

    Hey Guys

    The reason we run cat plows is here they are cheaper then the Acrtics. But they are the same in every way except colour.

    We have been stacking like that for 5 years only ever replaced 2 blocks. I think more from age versus misuse. We have about 6 Arctic/Cat plows now.

    The Volvo loaders are great very powerful and great traction. Also very comfortable for long nights and days.

    Thanks
     
  14. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

  15. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,554

    I know right, I need to get one of those.
     
  16. ShaneysLawnCare

    ShaneysLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    You have any issues with them?
    I don't wanna spend that amount of money and have major issues I know it's a machine but I wanna know what to expect
    Thanks!
     
  17. chris9724

    chris9724 Member
    from calgary
    Messages: 52


    The oldest one is 5 years old and the only problem we had was a loose hose clamp on a coolant line. Easy fix. The newest one had a grounding issue that kept flashing codes on the dash. The loader still worked properly but kept beeping at me. Volvo had a recall on that with a new ground cable. The dealership came to site and fixed it next day no charge. Other than that they have been really good machines.

    Chris
     
  18. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Nice operation. They definitely move some snow