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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 01:23 PM

I am interested in putting a loader on my john deere 300...

Are the stock/onboard hydraulics capable of running a loader?

Would a small grapple be asking too much? I know that grapples are about the handiest thing for a loader... The one I want should only be 42" wide, enough to cover tire tracks.

How much should it cost for materials to build said loader? Grapple?

I'm mostly looking at moving hay bales, dirt/manure, snow, brush/small trees/firewood...

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 03:13 PM

Best to use stand alone hydrilic pump and reservoir for oil

Be cheaper to buy loader for it than building one if all parts have to be bought new

Vavle body, cylinders and hoses are not cheap


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Posted August 09, 2016 - 03:16 PM

Best to use stand alone hydrilic pump and reservoir for oil
Be cheaper to buy loader for it than building one if all parts have to be bought new
Vavle body, cylinders and hoses are not cheap


The idea was to have a metal fabrication guy down the road build it... Understood it won't be cheap...

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 03:24 PM

The idea was to have a metal fabrication guy down the road build it... Understood it won't be cheap...

...So that will cost you double what a new one would cost



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Posted August 09, 2016 - 03:30 PM

...So that will cost you double what a new one would cost


Oh... Well, I may as well save up and buy something with a loader alread on it.

I know where there is a tractor of some variety with a winch operated loader, grandpa knows the guy, dad knows the guys son. Should be able to get it cheap and then mount it on something.

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 03:37 PM

I know alot of fab guys too. that doesnt mean they will work for free. Most of them charge $100/hr, more if they have to engineer it too.


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Posted August 09, 2016 - 03:39 PM

Oh... Well, I may as well save up and buy something with a loader already on it.

 

That's your best and cheapest route

Unless you spend years collecting the stuff up like most guys do


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Posted August 09, 2016 - 03:41 PM

I know alot of fab guys too. that doesnt mean they will work for free. Most of them charge $100/hr, more if they have to engineer it too.

 

around 100 hrs to build, paint and assemble

$10 000  that's not bad


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