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Posted April 13, 2015 - 10:27 PM

I have a Kwik Way loader, I have had it for years, I was planing on putting it on my John Deere 140 after the track conversion, but I'm still not finished with the conversion and I have another loader that is home built that is a lot heavier/stouter so I'm going to use it instead.

 

So I have this loader just sitting here, I got it practically free, I got it with the John Deere 140 and 52" hydraulic push blade (all for $300). I don't want to sell the loader because I'm never going to come across another one for that price.

 

I'm now wanting to put this on my Bolens HT23, I'm going to make quick attach mounts for the loader so I can take it on and off easy since the HT23 is what I mow with. I already have a loader on my Kubota L2000 but I think this will be handy on the HT23 since it is hydrostat.

 

I guess my question is, will the hydraulics on the HT23 be enough to power the loader??? Or am I needing to ad a hydraulic pump?

I'm not looking to haul a ton of weight, Just as long as it can move a hefty bucket load of dirt and not be as slow as a itch
Thanks for any info

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Edited by BTS, April 13, 2015 - 10:32 PM.

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Posted April 13, 2015 - 10:39 PM

Those old Kwik-way loader are well built. I don't know of one having been bent up. 

I'm just about positive your going to need a pump for the loader. And if that loader is like the ones I've worked on your going to need some type of oil reservoir also.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 10:44 PM

I have a Kwik Way loader, I have had it for years, I was planing on putting it on my John Deere 140 after the track conversion, but I'm still not finished with the conversion and I have another loader that is home built that is a lot heavier/stouter so I'm going to use it instead.

 

So I have this loader just sitting here, I got it practically free, I got it with the John Deere 140 and 52" hydraulic push blade (all for $300). I don't want to sell the loader because I'm never going to come across another one for that price.

 

I'm now wanting to put this on my Bolens HT23, I'm going to make quick attach mounts for the loader so I can take it on and off easy since the HT23 is what I mow with. I already have a loader on my Kubota L2000 but I think this will be handy on the HT23 since it is hydrostat.

 

I guess my question is, will the hydraulics on the HT23 be enough to power the loader??? Or am I needing to ad a hydraulic pump?

I'm not looking to haul a ton of weight, Just as long as it can move a hefty bucket load of dirt and not be as slow as a itch
Thanks for any info

 

 

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 02:38 AM

The hydro won't support the flow necessary to get reasonable use out of a loader. You need an auxiliary pump with a displacement of 0.39 cu-in  (1:1 drive ratio) and 1.5 - 2 gallon reservoir.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 04:27 AM

I also think you won't be able to open the hood

if your grill and hood are 1 piece the hoods going to hit the cross bar on the loader

just a thought


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Thanks for the info, I didn't think about opening the hood, I'll remember that when I'm mounting the loader.

 

I figured I'd need a hydraulic pump, I already have one picked out that I think will work great. I also have several reserve tanks so that shouldn't be a worry either.

 

This loader is probably going to go on in a month or two, I'm going to get the pump and reserve tank on pretty quick because I have some other plans for hydraulics attachments.

 

Thanks again everyone :wave:


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 12:06 AM

Thanks for the info, I didn't think about opening the hood, I'll remember that when I'm mounting the loader.

 

I figured I'd need a hydraulic pump, I already have one picked out that I think will work great. I also have several reserve tanks so that shouldn't be a worry either.

 

This loader is probably going to go on in a month or two, I'm going to get the pump and reserve tank on pretty quick because I have some other plans for hydraulics attachments.

 

Thanks again everyone :wave:

Get in the habit of parking the bucket in the full dump position on a block of wood or a stand so that the hood will clear the cross member. Mine clears the hood by an inch while operating it, and I can tilt the hood all the way up with the cutting edge on a 6x6 block.

 

Not all hydraulic applications can do their assigned tasks with the same flow rates. Some you can live with, others will be disappointing, if you're lucky, or result in broken parts if you're not.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 10:05 AM

I don't recall having any problems with the hood opening on the two tractors we had with Kwik-way loaders. 


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