Can I keep it? PPPPPleeeease?
Yes, yes I can. :)
Wasn't exactly what I'd call cheap, but knowing what loaders go for, and knowing how much work he put into stripping and painting everything, I got an outright steal!
Best part? I can put it to work for me immediately!
The laundry list of things... all things seem to have a list...
- Left lift cylinder seal is leaking slightly.
- Bucket valve seal is leaking slightly.
- Choke cable doesn't seem to work
- Throttle cable is sticky.
- Clutch pedal will stick down against the gen pulley cover (better to stick down than to stick up!)
- Have extra wheels and metal weights, but no dual wheel adapters, but I have a plan.
- Some of the hoses have seen better days, and one has recently started to leak.
The whole rig was set up for lefty control when he got it, when he put it back together after painting he swapped it back to righty control. I suspect this may have changed the stresses on the hoses at the valves, and that's where the first hose leak is starting to form. Not cheap, but I'll likely go through and replace all the hoses before one blows.
Bonus is the 3PT with a ball hitch on it. I don't know what that was originally, but it does have a (painted over) sears model plate on the top link attachment.
Now to park the trailer and get the rest of this dirt off my driveway!