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#1 accidentalchild OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 04:08 AM

I have a 1997 Mitsubishi Montero that I am using as a property rig. I have this idea that it would be cool to put a front end loader on it. I am wondering if anyone has tried such a thing or if there are any reasons that would make it not feasible. I can totally picture myself moving stuff in the comfort of my 4x4 montero with the heat blasting and the radio on.
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Posted November 26, 2015 - 04:12 AM

Ok this is cool and it has a backhoe.

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 05:06 AM

Never have seen one of these!


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 06:32 AM

I think that would work well. Those suv s have a good frame and heavy axles on them.


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 07:40 AM

Don't know anything about those foreign vehicles and to old to learn now.


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Have a WHAT?  A truck?  Sounds like waste of time to make anything with power to do much and not see well and such. Is there even a frame under this thing to mount to?  You just want to move snow, why not just a blade?  I don't get it, I guess??!!


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 11:55 AM

It's essentially a Unimog.
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Posted November 26, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The Montero compares well to my Isuzu Axiom(rodeo chassis,with a more luxurious body) rated at 5,000 lbs tow capacity.
It is a proven SUV with full off road capability.
I have seen them with snow plows on them and they make nice drive clearing machines.

However mounting a loader far enough back to transfer the load to all 4 drivers would be challenging.

Now a snow plow would weigh up to 800 lbs,( meaning it would lift as much as a Gt with loader) so mounting a plow unit with a quick connect plate like a skidloader (allowing you to make assorted attachments and change quickly) , would allow one to do many chores very much like a Johnny bucket or Buford Bucket.
That way there would be no loader arms interfering with opening the doors.
You might want to install air bags, air shocks or timbrens to take up some of the sag when lifting.
That is standard practice on plow trucks. And converting old pickups and trucks for hauling loose hay was standard on the western plains, where they did not bale hay just stacked it loose.
It would not lift as high but would be handy.

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 01:10 PM

Not a Unimog.....though his was the thing pictured.
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Posted November 26, 2015 - 04:31 PM

I was thinking to use it to move small odds and ends but mostly just for some hill billy fun. My montero with the right set of tires will go just about anywhere. We live up it the hills and when it snowed heavily a couple of years ago all of the nice new expensive vehicles were stuck in frozen snow and my old montero was the only vehicle that could get us into town. I use it mainly for fun now and hauling tools and chainsaws on our property. I thought it would be fun to be able to move things out of my way when doing some 4x4 action on the property.
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Posted November 26, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Ahhh

Something like this

 

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Posted November 27, 2015 - 05:23 AM

If you don't see anything in Farm Show Magazine that will work for you check out what Red Green did. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=jv6MgODqMZc


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Edsal pretty neat, BUT......how does one Get In that thing??  Neat it is even MM Gold!  OK, whatever that company loader is has same color, but I can believe what I want!



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Posted November 28, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Ahhh
Something like this
 
Jim

sweet




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