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tactor vs. loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by DaySpring Services, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I'm just curious, can a 100hp tractor with a pusher be as productive as a smaller loader? Will a tractor push the weight or will you just be stuck spinning your wheels?
  2. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    Yes & No
    How big of a compact wheel loader?
    L20 Volvo or L45? Both are compact by description, but with different abilities.
  3. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I'd have to lean towards a l20 to compare apples to apples so to say.
  4. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    The tractor will have more power but it's all about weight. Are you talking about your M110?? Some 100hp farm tractors weigh much more than other 100hp farm tractors. I am having problems finding the operating weight of the L20, maybe someone can chime in. A 100hp Farm tractor with FWA and cab will weigh anywhere from 9k to 15K.
  5. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    The L20 is small, so it probably isn't an "apples to apples" comparison.
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I can't comment because I've never owned a compact loader but I will say a 100hp tractor will hands down out plow a L20. A 6000 series JD weighs about 10k and a small frame 7000 weighs about 12k.
  7. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    A loaders design can take more abuse that a tractors loader arms. Its solid structure won't bend if you hit raised manholes or bashing into curbs (un-intentionally) They can load faster, articulate better & stack higher.

    Tractors are made for pulling. They both have their advantages.
  8. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    Yeah I'm talking about the M110. I'm planning on using it as a residential machine for now. I was curious how it would handle a 10 foot pusher in a smaller lots if I decide to go that route in the future. Kinda makes me wish I would have kept my Avalanche 8.5' pusher I sold in the spring. I would have like to see how it pushed compared to the bobcat. Pushing with that thing was a nightmare. I'd get about 100 feet and come to a dead stop.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  9. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I have a 9540 Kubota 95hp, put my 12ft Avalanche off my 100hp backhoe on it the last snow of last season. It did ok. Not near as good as the hoe. I have a 10ft Kage blade/box combo setting in the shop to try this year. Should work, probably with weight box on the 3 point.
  10. HEStufrthnnails

    HEStufrthnnails Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    I 2nd Creative Design's post. A loader is a lot stronger structurely. Some loaders have planetary gears, heavy torque conv.'s , etc. But you are now getting into a heavier price range to. My thoughts and opinions for what it's worth.