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Posted April 28, 2016 - 05:18 PM

Just picked this up last Saturday, for less than $250, finally got it home last night, it has a serial tag, but it is badly worn, got no pump or valve (I can track these items down pretty easily), and no mounts(I will build new ones when I find a tractor for it),  The plan for now is to put it on a pallet and store it, eventually I would like to find a Case 444 or similar to mount it on.SUNP0012.JPG SUNP0013.JPG SUNP0014.JPG


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 05:58 PM

Nice find. I can't help you on the id though. I do know of a tractor three miles outside of Denver that it would look good on.😁
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Posted April 28, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Well its not a case or ingersoll I dont think..doesn't look anything like the one on my 6018..nice find though!


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 07:22 PM

Was gonna post a photo..but it comes out upside down every time...LOL


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 08:12 PM

Nice find. I can't help you on the id though. I do know of a tractor three miles outside of Denver that it would look good on.

Sorry, not for sale.

 

Well its not a case or ingersoll I dont think..doesn't look anything like the one on my 6018..nice find though!

I know that much, it will probably work on most tractors with some work, a Case 444 is what I would like because they are well built, and can be found pretty reasonable around here.


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 08:19 PM

I believe it's a quick way.  Self Leveling is nice.

 

Don't think it's a Sears as the controls were on the LHS on this one.  Most (not all) of the Sears were on the RHS

What's the tag say?


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 09:25 PM

I believe it's a quick way.  Self Leveling is nice.

 

Don't think it's a Sears as the controls were on the LHS on this one.  Most (not all) of the Sears were on the RHS

What's the tag say?

I'll get a pic of it tomorrow if I get a chance, the model and serial numbers are still there, the remainder of the tag is all but destroyed.


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Although the self leveling is the same as a Quikway I don't think it's one of those either. 


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Posted April 29, 2016 - 01:20 PM

Here's a pic of the tag,

Model#: LGT 480

Serial#: 679

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 02:42 PM

Kwik-Way loader. Is there any dash or numbers after the 480? It would tell us what brand it was built for.
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Posted April 29, 2016 - 07:48 PM

I'm voting Kwik-way also. The bucket cylinders are what makes me think it is. The bucket on yours may be home made. I have a thread over in the gravely section where I'm currently rebuilding mine for my 816.

A heads up for you, if it is a kwik-way and your bucket cylinders are bad you will need to have new rods made. Those cylinders were spec'd specifically for/by kwik-way to get the proper geometry for the loader and there are no off the shelf replacements. I looked.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have on these.

Here's my thread if you're interested.

http://gardentractor...loader-rebuild/

 

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 08:02 PM

The bucket on yours may be home made.

 

The bucket is the main reason I didn't think it was a Kwik-way. We have had two of those here and the bucket on both had curved backs. 



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Posted April 29, 2016 - 09:01 PM

Curved back would have been a kwik-way for sure. I've seen a few with home made buckets and they almost always look like the one pictured above, mostly because who has the equipment to roll the steel.

I'm certainly not all knowing and basing my thoughts mostly on the bucket cylinders.  I've never seen any other FEL with several inches of rod sticking out while fully retracted. The uprights and self leveling rods are clues too.



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Posted April 29, 2016 - 09:58 PM

Kwik-Way loader. Is there any dash or numbers after the 480? It would tell us what brand it was built for.

No, all that is listed is what is listed above.

 

I'm voting Kwik-way also. The bucket cylinders are what makes me think it is. The bucket on yours may be home made. I have a thread over in the gravely section where I'm currently rebuilding mine for my 816.

A heads up for you, if it is a kwik-way and your bucket cylinders are bad you will need to have new rods made. Those cylinders were spec'd specifically for/by kwik-way to get the proper geometry for the loader and there are no off the shelf replacements. I looked.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have on these.

Here's my thread if you're interested.

http://gardentractor...loader-rebuild/

 

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The cylinders are pretty good all around, can repack if needed.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 12:47 AM

Well that's good news. If they do need to be repacked they use standard orings and seals, you can get them at any decent hydraulic shop.

Here's a good manual put out by wheel horse but is applicable to at least kwik-way loaders. Just don't expect the kit numbers to be any good. They might be but.....

It is applicable to the control valves (Omco wardco) and rebuilding the cylinders. Though the clevis doesn't thread onto the rod on a kwik-way.

 

http://www.wh.classi... H/whlifhyd.pdf

 

 

Mods, I looked through the wheel horse section and couldn't find a hydraulic section in manuals. Hence the external link. My apologies if I missed it and it's there. 

 

Mine is a 480 as well, the only dash number designating what it's built for is the manual and it's a -74 for Gravely. They are still in business BTW.

http://www.bleu-kwmfg.com/contact.htm






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