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Posted December 19, 2013 - 01:53 PM

What is the correct model front end loader for a bolens ht-23 tractor for the Johnson an kwick way loaders? I recently acquired a nice ht-23 an will be looking for a loader for this unit Also which loader is best?
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Posted December 19, 2013 - 02:17 PM

Drawing a balnk on model number right now,I think its a model 14,but not 100% sure,but the Johnson in my opinion is the best made,go anywhere from $800.00-$1500.00 usually,check it out good for weld repairs and if its twisted,please post pics of the HT-23


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Johnson 14 and a 24 should work to I got a 24 on a 1886. 


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Aaron, when did you get an HT23? I thought you guys were stuck on Ridemasters and Ride-A-Matics!

 

As noted before, a Johnson Model 14. I have one of those for an HT23, and I like it. The only shortcoming IMO is that the Johnson loader did not include a self-leveling bucket, which some of their competitors did. I think Kwik-Way loaders did.


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 05:57 PM

It was a good buy got a really good spare engine as well with it Plan to get a few attachments for it an use the thing Thanks guys for the info. I'm sure I will have lots of questions since these tractors are new to me
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Posted December 19, 2013 - 07:39 PM

I like the finish of the Johnson's....the KwikWay loaders look cobbled to me...BUT, they are extremely well built and as noted, many were self leveling, which is a big plus.


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 06:02 AM

I have a j14 on my 23 but the 24 is a better loader


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 05:36 PM

I like the J24 better myself.... nicer bucket and just a cleaner better loader but the buck doesn't  cover the wheel makes but if I build a bigger

 bucket the tractor will not handle it... I know its max cap is 500lbs? but I would not put it to the max



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 05:40 PM

I like the J24 better myself.... nicer bucket and just a cleaner better loader but the buck doesn't  cover the wheel makes but if I build a bigger

 bucket the tractor will not handle it... I know its max cap is 500lbs? but I would not put it to the max

 

The 24 will lift a Ridemaster off the ground thats around 700 pounds but it was maxed out.

 

 

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Posted December 21, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Not sure what model this is, Workhorse label on it. Took these pics last night when I went over to the old mans place. This is on a JD 300, he got the tractor with FEL, tiller, and deck for $50. It's got a blown motor, best way to find a FEL. I'd like to put it on a tube frame, not sure if I can? I missed the opportunity to get an 1886 minus a motor with an FEL and rear wheel weights for $400 a few months back...not sure what FEL it was...

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Not sure what model this is, Workhorse label on it. Took these pics last night when I went over to the old mans place. This is on a JD 300, he got the tractor with FEL, tiller, and deck for $50. It's got a blown motor, best way to find a FEL. I'd like to put it on a tube frame, not sure if I can? I missed the opportunity to get an 1886 minus a motor with an FEL and rear wheel weights for $400 a few months back...not sure what FEL it was...


All that for $50? Wow, what a deal!

I'm no help on whether you can put in on a tubeframe, though.

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Posted December 22, 2013 - 01:32 PM

I think its a J12






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