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Best choice GT for a loader Gear or Hydro


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#1 1oldbuzz OFFLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Wasn't sure where to post or how to tittle.

What would be the better choice for a front end loader on a GT

gear drive

gear with high/low

or hydro

This GT bug has bit me good.

I have a kwik way loader for a sears SS/16

and the Sears SS/16

I am also going to have a MTD 990 in the stable

Now I'm undecided which one to install the loader on


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Posted March 19, 2015 - 06:26 PM

By far my choice is a foot operated hydro with the loader. You can get more work done in a shorter period of time with this combination.  Low range does come in handy here also.  Next would be a hand operated hydro.  The slowest is the gear drive with a lot of stick jockeying going on.  


Edited by Cvans, March 19, 2015 - 06:29 PM.

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 06:35 PM

I believe that if the loader goes to the SS/16 that it should be put back on it. Machines were usually designed to match to certain attachments. Moving them around can cause unexpected headaches. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted March 19, 2015 - 07:18 PM

Foot pedal hydro, as said. Same for snowblower too , in my mind. Noel

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Posted March 19, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Foot controlled hydro, hands down the best for a loader.  You always have one hand for the steering, and the other for the loader hydraulics.  Power steering is a HUGE plus as well.


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Posted March 19, 2015 - 09:06 PM

Foot controlled hydro with power steering.
The bigger the better!
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Posted March 19, 2015 - 09:46 PM

I've used both, small and large tractors.  SOO much easier with the foot hydro.  I've ran large payloaders with hydro, I could not image how hard that job would have been if I would had to mess with a clutch.


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Posted March 20, 2015 - 12:28 AM

I have done both on tractors and foeklifts the foot hydro is best. On a forklift the difference is even bigger than a tractor. Much easier to finess something up high on a rack with a hydro.
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Posted March 20, 2015 - 03:28 AM

Thanks for the replies and input.

I was leaning towards the hydro myself,

but wasn't sure.

 

The loader I have was on a 990 when I purchased it.

I acquired the SS/16 a year later

Picking up a 990 later today, I hope(hasn't run in 2 years)depends how bad it looks/is in person.

Looked good in the pics.

I was also leaning toward putting it on the 990 due to its a heavier

machine.

And I have become spoiled with a hydro so much easier than the gear.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 02:50 AM

Put it on the 990. The more base tractor weight, the better. It also has a better transmission/rear end for loader work.






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