Thought I would stop by for a quick update. I used the loader all summer with out one single issue or hiccup. It starts every time, no leaks, no oil usage, never gets hot. I made a set of bucket forks and the thing will lift way more then the tractor is able to move (500 lbs in the weight box, my 190 lbs on the seat) because of the rear tires coming off the ground!
It was 18 degrees (F) at my place today and the tractor is parked in an un-insulated lean to that is open on one end. I had to use the glow plugs longer but it still fired right up. It has 15W40 oil in the hydraulic system and the engine, and only a 470CCA lawn and garden battery.
I am going to put this up for sale very soon. Out of the blue on Nov 8th my wife decided we should get a small Kubota so one tractor can do everything we need. Long story short we came home with a slightly used Kubota BX2660 with 337 hours. It is 26hp, hydrostatic, and has a 60 belly mower and a quick detach loader. Also has a cat 1 three point hitch. Couldn't get myself to tell her no on that one!