Got a loader
Posted August 05, 2011 - 02:50 PM
Anyway, a chap came in at work looking for a hydraulic fitting. Found him one, and we got chatting etc. Turned out he was taking a loader off his tractor and lived just down the road.....
Couple of days later deal done.
Got a 245 loader, bucket, grab, pallet forks, 2 dung forks and a spare QA plate.
I think I paid a good price, even though it was more than I wanted to spend.
Big attachments are alot more expensive than those for GTs!
So far its taken me 3 evenings to fit the brackets to the tractor. Everything it just so damn heavy and I am working on my own.
Think its all on there, just need to test fit the loader and fit the hydraulics.
We put it in the trailer with his telehandler. However, I have no way of getting it out the trailer, so I will have to try and prop it up high enough to get the tractor in. Once I have got the hydraulic lines hooked up I can get it on the brackets and then we are away.
Posted August 05, 2011 - 09:25 PM
Posted August 06, 2011 - 05:11 AM
Posted August 06, 2011 - 07:17 AM
Posted August 06, 2011 - 02:37 PM
Still got a few bits to hook up, like the line to the trans for the regen on the bucket circuit.
Bucket is rotten on the bottom, all the hoses need replacing and the pins are quite worn. This I all knew when I bought it and considered it in my offer.
Other than that it seems to work OK. The steering is very heavy towards the end of the travel, I think the tyres need air. It was much better when I hooked the topper on the back.
It took me 2 hours to get the loader off the trailer and into a position where I could hook it up. I am absolutely beat now!
The funny thing is that the loader on my WheelHorse will only just pick up the bucket for this loader! I could park the WheelHorse in the bucket of this loader.
Edited by mjay, August 06, 2011 - 03:06 PM.
Posted August 28, 2011 - 12:34 AM
Posted August 28, 2011 - 05:32 AM
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Posted September 04, 2011 - 12:32 PM
Its taking a bit of getting used to, its harder than it looks! I've only ever used telehandlers before, never a tractor loader. Apart from having a play about with it I havent really used it any. A friend of mine used it to fill his driveway, judging by the gouges etc he needs a bit more practice too!
Posted September 04, 2011 - 12:37 PM
Posted September 04, 2011 - 04:24 PM
Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:51 PM
Posted September 06, 2011 - 12:12 PM
I also has regen on the bucket tip, but when you use that function it is very jerky. There is a fancy valve on the loader arms for the regen, maybe it is a bit sticky?
I'm after a 4 in 1 bucket for the loader, I reckon it'll make it much easier. He used to use the digger on the driveway so the loader should improve things.
Posted October 02, 2011 - 10:46 PM