As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words.
The 444 with the Allis loader was a somewhat capable machine and I used it primarily for yard work and snow removal. The loader was a bit long for the tractor and even with a heavy counterweight could only lift a few hundred pounds safely.
I have since moved away from the 444 and into a couple of 646's and I have to say there is no comparison between the two. I recently cleaned out two storage units for the company I work for and was shocked by what can be lifted by the 646. Most every thing in the storage units was old broadcast gear including old three phase transformers. The heaviest transformer put on the scale of the scrap yard weighed in at 1066 lbs. I knew it was heavy when I picked it but was shocked when it hit the scale. When we first started the clean out project some of my peers laughed at the size of the 646 but that all ended when they discovered she was a real workhorse.
Edited by Case-Closed, February 26, 2017 - 11:21 PM.