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Dresser 515 loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by exclusive, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. exclusive

    exclusive Member
    Messages: 96

    Hi guys I'm looking in to a loader its a 1987 dresser 515 I would like to know a little bit more about it from guys that have them. Are they good how much hp does it have what size pusher can I use any input will help thanks alot
  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    No experience with them .... always thought they looked cool. Until i ran a Hough, front ride loader...VERY goofy if you're used to a traditional, rear-ride loader.
  3. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    I was going to say the same thing we had a Hough H 60 and being an old unit but same size as the 515 you have to like sitting in the front of articulation that being said it was good at moving dirt I know a few people who had the internationals and they had no problems.
  4. blaster

    blaster Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    We have a 1996 515CH. Bit heaver than the 515. Run a 12' pusher 120 hp. Would like to find another one have not run out of power. 2nd gear is about 8 mph.
  5. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    My next purchase will be a 515b or 515c. They are priced very reasonable and are not bad to get parts for. I plan to take the 12ft box off of my 721c and put it on the 515..
  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    Would that be able to push a 14 foot box? We have a 90 HP skid pushing a 12 foot Avalanche box with basically no problem.
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,372

    Not sure if the Dresser will be the same but, I know the W series Case loaders (cab on the front part like a Dresser) will give you a thrashing. Having the cab on the back is the way to go.
  8. blaster

    blaster Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I think most of the time it would push a 14' we also run a 580 sm case with a 12' pusher the dresser is much faster with a load