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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:47 PM

Well, sometime between 8:30 this morning and 1:00 this afternoon fall decided to come--with a little snow thrown in. 

 

I vowed I wouldn't spend another winter shoveling snow out of my drive way after the city plows put a 2 foot berm there. I planned to use my JD420, but the loader will only pick up 300 lbs, plus I found it takes 3 arms and hands to steer, operate the bucket controls, and the hydro lever.

 

I recently picked up a (very overpriced) Bolens HT23 with a Brantly loader, HT23 LH.jpg so the loader will come off my JD420, and I will hook up my snowblower to it.  I've been wanting to put a cab on it, and even found 2 or 3 online at a decent price, but an indecent distance away.

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I've looked for plans for a cab that would fit the 'Deere, and come up empty handed.  Does anyone know where I can find plans for a cab, or is there a build thread for a cab that either fits, or can be easily modified?

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted September 25, 2013 - 11:36 PM

Have you tried looking for a universal cab? That's what I'm using. It's a rag cab with a fiberglass top and it keeps me warm and dry.

Nice looking Bolens. Never heard of the Brantly loader.


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Posted September 26, 2013 - 05:52 AM

 300lbs is still a lot of snow. It's not nearly as dense as dirt. That 300lbs is probably a full height lift and for 3 ft or so lift it would be more.  A blower is a much better tool to deal with large snowfalls then a loader. 



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Posted September 26, 2013 - 06:23 AM

Have you tried looking for a universal cab? That's what I'm using. It's a rag cab with a fiberglass top and it keeps me warm and dry.
Nice looking Bolens. Never heard of the Brantly loader.

Chris, do you have a link to the one you bought?

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Posted September 26, 2013 - 10:20 AM

I want a cab for the JD420 which will have a snowblower on it. The Bolens will be used to remove the berm left by city snowplows and blocking my driveway. By the time I get home at night it's dark, the berm is frozen, and the blower won't move it...I also help out a half dozen or so neighbors who are in the same predicament.

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Posted September 26, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Have you tried looking for a universal cab? That's what I'm using. It's a rag cab with a fiberglass top and it keeps me warm and dry.
Nice looking Bolens. Never heard of the Brantly loader.


Thanks. The Brantly is (was) made in the Midwest--Iowa I think. It's pretty stout, has a mount that goes clear back to the rear axle. 500 # capacity.. The Bolens has manual steering, so I'm planning to install power steering on it...

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Posted September 26, 2013 - 11:08 AM

 

 

Chris, do you have a link to the one you bought?

Bought it used but I might have the manual around here somewhere. I'll see what I can dig up. 

Thought I had a photo but it doesn't show the cab. 







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