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New Loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by WMHLC, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. WMHLC

    WMHLC Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Found a good deal on a Komatsu WA120. This would be our first loader, and I was wondering what size pusher I should run on it. I was thinking 14ft box. I have some long pushes, so I don't want any traction problems.

    IDOCTORTREES Senior Member
    from MONTANA
    Messages: 792

    We have a 120 w/14ft works great
  3. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62


    Been using a 12' box for four years. It works great. Even in heavy snows the machine does not lose traction.
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    Lets see some pics!!!
  5. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    I Think you could go larger. I run 14' pushers on my Deere 310's and 410 also om my cat 416 with no problems. I'm in the market right now for a new loader, Currently have an IT 28, but Cat doesn't make them any more, they want 120,000 for a new 926, I can't justify that in this economy. (I figure there will be some good deals out there this winter) I also priced Deere 444 and a Hyundai which was dirt cheap for obviuos reasons.
    How did you do on Your Komatsu? Do they have tool carriers?
  6. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    If you do a lot of Apartment complexes, etc I wouldn't go bigger than 12ft. If you are doing wide open areas, 14' should work, just remember that 14' is a lot harder to transport on public roads.