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Advice on a compact Wheel Loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by ralphccs, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. ralphccs

    ralphccs Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I am looking at two loaders for snow removal and to run my skidsteer attachments.

    I have relationships with a Takeuchi dealer and a John Deere dealer so the loaders are a SR 65 or a John Deere 244j.

    The tak is brandnew for 50K and the 244j has 600 hours for 60K.

    The Deere also has ride control and a tighter turning radius..

    I have seen good reviews on the deere but have not seen any on the tak.

    I have a Tak TL140 and the machine is very nice but need something faster for snow removal.

    Any input would be appreciated.

  2. MDSP

    MDSP Member
    Messages: 91

    I have used the 244j with a daniels 14' wing plow. As long as you expect it to do what a smaller machince can do you'll be very happy. All around a great machine for the size..
  3. loaderplower93

    loaderplower93 Member
    Messages: 66

    I've run the 244J before and thought it was a great machine. No experience with the Tak but if I were going to buy I would go with the Deere in a heartbeat.
  4. ralphccs

    ralphccs Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    Were you happy with the reliability?

    Did you have a chance to put a large snow bucket on it?