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#1 twostep ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 02:45 PM

I've seen one armed FEL's before but this one is the first I've ever seen on a GT and the first that had the arm not attach to the center of the bucket. seems to be home made... I wouldn't trust it.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 02:48 PM

Never seen one like that either, but can't count the amount of ones that I have seen on low boy Internationals

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 02:59 PM

With the loader arm to the very end of the bucket....light duty for sure! The twisting load on the arm will be huge!

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 03:25 PM

Thats one way to bend stuff....

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 03:50 PM

Guess it might be alright if one were very careful with it and kept the loads light. But I know myself well enough to know I could break that in no time at all.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 04:38 PM

I believe there was a company that made one arm loaders for Wheel Horse tractors
I will have to do some looking

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 04:40 PM

The other side is extra! Lol

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 04:49 PM

I could break that loading it on the trailer.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 04:52 PM

I have seen the odd set up like that,and kind of wondered how great it would work.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 06:13 PM

With the load point so far to Starboard , it looks like 85% of the bucket width is unusable--At least with a shovel, the handle is attached on the centerline :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Take a look at this. there is more than one
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Sure looks like it would be easy to bend something, most likely the tractor frame. If you hit something hard on that unsupported side while loading the bucket it would really twist the whole assembly.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm wondering if that's why we don't see many. It looks pretty beefy on the one side, but I would think very light loads. Maybe it had/has a specialty application we are missing.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Actually if you look JCB and Volvo have one armed skiddies and trackloaders. These may be the learning curve. There is an older skiddie out there with one arm. It was HydraMac that made it for a few years till 1984.
http://www.machinery...px?OHID=8493213

http://www.construct...ding-Arm/12434/

/http://www.forconstructionpros.com/product/10243293/volvo-construction-equipment-one-armed-c-series-loaders

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 03:27 PM

Properly constructed, it would do as much as a 2 arm loader. But it would take at least as much or, more likely, more weight of steel as a 2 arm loader to construct it properly.

Positives - Only 1 arm to build, only 1 bucket cylinder and 1 lift cylinder to buy, and only 1 set of hoses. Less fabrication time involved.

Negatives - More steel for a reinforced subframe, much larger and heavier arm, and a reinforced bucket, all to withstand the much greater torque involved. Additionally, larger and more expensive cylinders may be required. More engineering time involved.

It makes a good conversation piece, even if it's a little shakey in its capabilities.

Edited by TUDOR, September 09, 2012 - 03:28 PM.





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