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Agriculture Tractors

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brad3403, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    For anyone using ag tractors, do you find that it is better to have the attachment (ie.blade containment plow) attached to the front end loader, if equiped, or to the frame.
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    I don't use a tractor but I know the best way is to mount it to the frame. Loader arms can bend and are not cheap to fix.
  3. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    It is definately stronger to attach it to the frame.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    It's stronger to the frame but the newer Deere loaders and Aloe loaders on 100 hp PTO tractors and bigger have really good loader and we have yet to bend one (touch wood). Deere makes the heaviest loader out of all the makes but it's a little slower then an Aloe.
  5. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    I went to the frame on my agco and it does wonders with what it will do... we ran an I beam under the tractor all the way back to the draw bar and push off that.. the way a tractor was build to take stress

  6. MDSP

    MDSP Member
    Messages: 91

    Frame mount!
  7. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Im mounting mine right on the loader. I will be using a ten foot pusher. I just bought a 2010 john deere 5085m, so hopefully it works well!
  8. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I'm thinking of mounting a arctic to the loader on our new 7430 IVT for the winter.
  9. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    Now thats a sweet tractor, post some pics when you get a chance.
  10. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    Loader arms on mine, 34hp New Holland Boomer. I fabbed a common skidsteer qwik tatch and hung a meyer 7.5 w/ wings out to just under 10' I Love it because I also backdrag with it. It pushes more snow that the tractor has traction to move. One thing though, mine is designed to spring trip and that is very important to not damaging the arms
  11. farmerman

    farmerman Junior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 1

    I also have a jd 7430 ivt and love it for plowing slow! we have a 12 foot box blade for the 741 loader and the only disadvantage is we didnt use the duals last year. loader is nice but it flexes and i can c how it would break! go with the body mount unless you need to use the bucket to move piles