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#1 gksyn OFFLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 07:41 AM

I'm looking to learn more about the Fords in general and am interested in getting a Garden Tractor that has a front loader.
But I don't know what models and years had that as an option.
I know my Ford LGT 14D does not have the option, so I'm starting to expand out.
Hope these aren't hard to find!

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 08:14 AM

Front end loaders(FEL) are scarce and expensive. Look in our Manuals Section for the sales brochures for the Fords, Jacobsens and Gilsons. I bought a 50" mower from a guy that sold his Ford LGT120 with an FEL. It was advertised at $2500. I would not try to put an FEL on a Gilson made Ford. The Jacobsen made Fords did have FELs as an option. Most of us have to take whatever tractor with an FEL that comes along at a reasonable price. Another option is to buy the tractor that you want and build an FEL. There are some plans in our Manuals Section. The last option wouid be to settle for a Johnnie Bucket type loader. They are alot cheaper but only lift about a foot. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 09, 2016 - 09:13 AM

Just came across this one. Seems modified. Wouldn't copy but here is address http://longisland.cr...5716922768.html


◀Ford Tractor with front loader - $2900

make / manufacturer: ford
model name / number: lgt


Compact Ford LGT Series Tractor with front loader. Manufactured between 1972 - 1983 Has Hydrostatic Transmission thats foot pedal controlled for forward and reverse. Engine was replaced with a newer Kohler 20 HP V-Twin Command Engine. Strong compact tractor runs good. Call or text

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 09:32 AM

Everything looks good on that one except the bucket, it looks like it ready to fall apart just sitting there. I can imagine trying to dig with it



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Posted August 09, 2016 - 12:53 PM

There you go!  Bucket bad looks like as noted. Wondering about paint??  Painted the black over everything, then is whole thing clear-coated?? Look at that seat. That must be more than just Wet, looks painted over with clear??  Underhood not so clean, so is pig with Lipstick thing? 


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Posted August 09, 2016 - 08:48 PM

That's a neat tractor, $$$ wise  I dont know.

I would be looking to get a more realistic gas tank.

And some patching on the bucket!



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Posted August 10, 2016 - 07:19 AM

Okay thanks for the starting point. FEL from Ford aren't easy to find (I'm finding a pattern here with nicer Ford Garden Tractors)
So When I do see one come along, I know not to drag my feet.

I don't have the time nor the skills to fabricate my own FEL. If someone has put a FEL on a certain model and shows that it works without major welding, etc, that's something I'm capable of doing.

Oh and $2900 does seem steep. Agree, lipstick on a pig for sure.

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Posted August 13, 2016 - 05:45 PM

1965 ford's could except a loader. The 1966 and later angle frames had loaders available. Same with the tube frames
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Posted August 15, 2016 - 07:57 AM

1965 ford's could except a loader. The 1966 and later angle frames had loaders available. Same with the tube frames


Thank you, sir. It's good to know what models will accept a FEL without me monkeying around with one.

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Posted August 16, 2016 - 08:52 AM

Hard part is finding one. I want a Johnson for my white.





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