Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Shop Built High Loader


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,711 Thanks
  • 1,720 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted October 26, 2013 - 11:22 PM

I just bought this today, :D I haven't hauled it home yet but It's is a shop built 4 wheel drive articulating high loader.

It has a International engine (around 190hp) and transmission ( both out of a grain truck).

It starts and runs good, everything seems to work great.

It came with a extension poll and a standing platform for painting and ect.

It doesn't have a bucket, but I have just about a new 7ft bucket already, so I just need to build mounts for it.

I can't wait to get it home and test it out, but first I need to put a new hub on my trailer because I ruined one yesterday :wallbanging:

I know it's a little rough looking, but hopefully it'll get the job done! :rocker2:

Attached Thumbnails

  • Wheel Loader! 025.JPG
  • Wheel Loader! 026.JPG
  • Wheel Loader! 027.JPG
  • Wheel Loader! 028.JPG

  • olcowhand, Gtractor, bgkid2966 and 2 others have said thanks

#2 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,492 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted October 26, 2013 - 11:27 PM

Very interesting tractor. Good luck, hope you get it hope and try it out soon.

#3 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    Therapy CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 11,682 Thanks
  • 8,882 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted October 27, 2013 - 05:51 AM

With a boom pole, you could set roof trusses with that thing!



#4 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Pretty useful beast to have around. Just looking at the side view one thing that strikes me is that the pivot looks pretty small for he weight it's carrying. It's hard to judge the scale though. 



#5 MH81 OFFLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,210 Thanks
  • 28,584 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:46 AM

Pretty useful beast to have around. Just looking at the side view one thing that strikes me is that the pivot looks pretty small for he weight it's carrying. It's hard to judge the scale though.


First thing in my mind too Brian.
The engine and mass will counterbalance the load nicely, SO LONG AS those pivots both stay.

Anyways, only saying that for safety's sake... Neat looking home built. Neat that you have a bucket already and the man lift is nice.

Good luck on the trailer.

#6 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,711 Thanks
  • 1,720 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted October 27, 2013 - 08:20 AM

I thought about the articulating joint too, but it looks pretty stout, the pins are about 4".

To give you a size idea, the loader uprights/mounts are over 6' tall and it's about 8' wide from out side of tire to outs side of tire.

 

The guy who built it used it to build several big shops, he used to to lift the roofs/walls into place and then he used the platform to do the tin and ect.

 

I'm planning on using it to move around old tractors for my antique tractor salvage/repair shop, and I'm going to use it for when I cut wood this winter.

 

I'll get better pictures of everything when I get it home,

Safety is #1 for me, I'm going to do some work on it so it's a little safer, I'm going to build a guard  for the front wheel chain drive, and I'm also going to inclose the cap one of these days.

I'll think of more when I get it home

 

Thanks


  • MH81 said thank you

#7 Sawdust OFFLINE  

Sawdust
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 36549
  • 4,521 Thanks
  • 2,829 posts
  • Location: Butler, Kentucky

Posted October 27, 2013 - 09:46 AM

Looks like a working beast alright. I know it's a worker but it would look good with some sheet metal around the cab & everything painted in a neat color scheme. I built log homes for a few years & built a few metal buildings, I would always hire guys with a rig like this. It always amazed me how these things could pivot around the job site no matter what the terrain was. It seemed like they could pick up anything. Hope you get her home soon & start playing.






Top