Tubeframe Loader Questions?
Posted July 27, 2016 - 08:57 PM
Posted July 27, 2016 - 10:54 PM
Posted July 28, 2016 - 05:21 AM
I would go with the 42" bucket , my PK only has a 36" and the tread width is almost that in the front and the rear is bigger , it make it hard to get close to the sides on some jobs . Good Luck with your project !
Posted July 28, 2016 - 08:25 AM
Our Manuals Section has some info on FEL building. As far as the bucket goes, I would go with a 48" wide but very shallow depth bucket. My 1970s era Ford 4500 and Ford 2000 tractors have front loaders with narrow (6') buckets. They are okay most of the time. In the later 70s Ford went to 8' wide buckets. The 8' is wider than the wheels and much easier to use when grading. Good Luck, Rick
Posted July 28, 2016 - 05:49 PM
I have a 1054 and a 38" mower deck clears a path wider than the rear wheels. I would think your 1050 would be the same width unless you have bigger than original sized tires on it. It depends on how you plan to use it, but I think 40 to 42 inches would be about right if you plan to move dirt, gravel and similar materials with it. You could go a bit wider if it is just for moving snow. You don't want to go too big on the bucket size with no power steering. Just remember to get the tractor in motion before you start to turn, it is much easier on you and the steering components than trying to turn the wheel while sitting still.
- Bolens800uk said thank you