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#1 Billy M OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Here is my I-5 with the prototype loader on it.  The loader is a little different from the one that went into production.  The main difference is the motor/pump mounting and the color.  The production loaders were yellow.  The loader is ugly compared to the tractor, but I can't get myself to paint it because of it's history.  I acquired it off of a GE engineer that worked on the design for the controls on the Elec-Trak tractors.  He got the loader from Bruce Laumeister who ran the Elec-Trak/OPEO division at GE.  I did replace the rear battery box on the tractor with one of the new taller boxes.  I painted it from the dash tower back when I replaced the rear battery box.  The front was in decent shape when I got it.  I thought you guys might like it.

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Posted January 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Well your right I like it. Good stuff Billy be nice it see it in real life.


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Posted January 23, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Wow- what a great piece of history!


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Posted January 23, 2018 - 01:28 PM

Well your right I like it. Good stuff Billy be nice it see it in real life.

I might take it to the Sugarcreek show this year if I still have it.  I've been thinking about selling the loader though.  I want to mount my ET forklift to the I-5 since it has the front tube/mounts for the overhead guard.  I had to remove the fenders on the I-5 due to interference issues from the loader.


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