Ol' School Loaders.... any one using them...lets see them!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Sticks, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. FredG

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    Yes it does take some time to get the feel.
     
  2. Masssnowfighter

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    Also a little financial lesson for those new guys on here that think the only way to plow with a loader if they don't have one is to plop down $16k to rent a shiny new one. I purchased the 2 Dresser loaders for $22K total, spent another $1k in painting, decals and miscellaneous repairs. Used them for 3 full seasons then sold them for $35K. So my 3 year rental of these 2 machines cost me +$13K profit as opposed to spending $96k for renting 2 loaders for 3 seasons. Probably a wasted lesson because the noobs who could benefit from it aren't checking out this thread
     
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  3. FredG

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    Those are two very nice loaders, I would have a hard time kicking them down the road. I'm not a fan of the front cab either. I can close one eye to it for a nice loader tho. Somebody knows how to paint and decal. Thumbs Up
     
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  4. Masssnowfighter

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    Some guys like to relax and play golf as hobby, I prefer to make old equipment look new again as my hobby. Here is my Lull I did a few years ago IMG_3519.JPG IMG_3607.JPG
     
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  5. LapeerLandscape

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    They call those front cab models tail waggers.
     
  6. 512high

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    There is nothing wrong with that! We do the same on a smaller scale, shelter is everything, we try our best to keep everything clean and waxed, and I like doing it, usually no one is bothering me.....nice work
     
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  7. CAT 245ME

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    Not something you see everyday, Cat 245B ME. Was an excavator when new, had front shovel put on in mid 90's. Been retired for a few years. A lot of hard hours on it. Had been overhauled a time or two. IMG_20181207_154528.jpg
     
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  8. CAT 245ME

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    From last December, two 980H's and a 966H IMG_20181210_120847.jpg
     
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  10. SHAWZER

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  11. SHAWZER

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    Another old Massey 470 , all chained up looking for action . Heavy duty roll protection , not mine .
     
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  13. SHAWZER

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    Old Case , not sure what year .
     
  14. FredG

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    Mid 50's? No.
     
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  16. Masssnowfighter

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