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Old 10-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #16
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Maybe I am mistaken, but I do not think the Lil Digger is supposed to compete with a loader. More along the lines of a Johnny Bucket. I come to this conclusion based only on the photos in this thread as it appears it has as much lift as a JB while the other products in this thread appear to be more "true" loaders.

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Paul, either the Buford Bucket or Lil Digger are limited height loaders. Either would load over the side of a landscaping trailer. The Johnny Bucket has very limited lift (8-12" if memory serves). The OR-Bilt lifts higher than the Lil Digger or Buford Bucket, but not as high as a 44 loader.
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That is cool!
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #18
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That is cool!
ET, can you think of any reason why this wouldn't mount directly to a 140? I contacted them by email and they say it won't (no explanation).

Sergeant, what are your thoughts?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #19
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UT, do you know who CTC is? The same guy as IMF (Ironman Fabrication).

He used to make a darn nice full loader for the 300 series, and one or two guys had an issue with how he used a smooth bore pulley (with set screws) on a splined shaft pump.

I was able to find actually 2 owners who had an issue, and IMF and they came to an amicable solution. There may have been a 3rd with a bit of a comment on the alignment of the holes in the loader subframe to the tractor's frame, but I am one to believe a 25 year old tractor's frame could be a little tweaked or twisted.

But, to listen to the idiots who have to jump on the bandwagon, his loader was in direct league with Satan, and going around killing babies in their sleep. The poor guy took such a beating from a bunch of morons with no direct knowledge of his product or intent to buy, I am convinced that is why he stopped making "real" loaders for the 300 series. Too bad - the community lost a supplier.

I considered one myself but his loader was not quickly removable, and therefore the OR-Bilt won out. And when I told the owner that, he was perfectly understanding.

But, to finally get to my point, I would imagine the owner does not have a 140 H3 to test fit with and therefore will not even suggest it might work after the beating he took from many of us.
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I was vaguely acquainted with that back story. I was seriously considering a CTC FEL back when I thought I might end up with an X748/9. But nothing I had heard/read really gave me any pause about doing business with him. I even spoke with them out at CTC in Wisconsin, and they were very accomodating.

This mini-bucket really appeals to me. I could sell my 4-way Model 54 blade, and my Model 43 blade, and probably be better than half way there. The loader would much better suit my circumstances here in urbia.
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P.S. I noticed on the CTC website that he plans to re-introduce the 300 series FEL -- this time powered by domestic hydraulics.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #22
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P.S. I noticed on the CTC website that he plans to re-introduce the 300 series FEL -- this time powered by domestic hydraulics.
Wonder if he needs a beta tester?
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Wonder if he needs a beta tester?
And I'd be happy to test the L'il Diger on a 140 for him!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #24
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No1 is comparing them to a true FEL, I would consider the little digger similar to the Buford bucket. But the Buford bucket is cheaper and more capable. And the little digger is more capable then the Johnny bucket. All are better than a shovel and a wheel barrel. I think the Johnny bucket costs to much money for what it is. But on a tractor without two spools of hydraulics it's basically your only option. Except for a whole auxiliary hydro system. It's nice that the little digger is available, and the Buford bucket for tractors with two spools of hydros that don't need a full FEL loader. If would be redundant to by a Johnny bucket for a tractor with hydraulics. Like I said, all better than shoveling,
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Paul, either the Buford Bucket or Lil Digger are limited height loaders. Either would load over the side of a landscaping trailer. The Johnny Bucket has very limited lift (8-12" if memory serves). The OR-Bilt lifts higher than the Lil Digger or Buford Bucket, but not as high as a 44 loader.
Thank you for pointing out the differences. On first look, it seemed to me to be a competitor to the JB.

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #26
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ET, can you think of any reason why this wouldn't mount directly to a 140? I contacted them by email and they say it won't (no explanation).

Sergeant, what are your thoughts?
I did notice on the OR-Bilt website that it says it fits a 300 series and a 140H3. So they says it fits. I think it is either that the others didn't have a 140 H3 to test or that they didn't want customers complaining because of the lack of PS. Some people will complain about anything even when it has nothing to do with what the manufacture made.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #27
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If It fits On a 318 It will fit On a 140 I'm actually thinking a Little digger would Look Nice On My 140H3

For the Member That Posted Here and Had Problems with the CTC Loader On the 300 well a Company Known for Loader actually Help him fix the Problem On the CTC Loader Pump for the 300 series CTC Used 1 set screw On there Pump set Up. Where Kwik-way used 3 set screw On the Pump to Hold the sheave In Place all CTC really need was to add some set screws to there sheaves On there Pumps and Your Probably would Have Never Heard a Thing wrong about the CTC Loader. Because the CTC Loaders are well Made. I Bet CTC will make a Loader for the Updated X700 series and Until Deere Brings One Out for the Updated X700 series If CTC Make One Guess what at least for the 2013 season It would Not Void the warranty. See Deere Is a Little Goofy sometimes They will allow allied equipment On there Machines More if they don't Produce it for there Own Machines themselves But Once they Produce it They want to eliminate the aftermarket Use On there Machines during the warranty Period Thatís where they get a Little Goofy Because During the Current Production of the X475 thru X700 series Deere did Void some warranties On the X700 series for Using aftermarket Loaders Before the warranty expired But for 2013 at Least they will Probably Look the Other way. As You can see today Deere Not Producing Push Mowers Thought they signed a deal with Honda a Dealer Can sell Other Brand Besides Honda at there dealerships and Deere Has Been this way since they started Producing engine driven equipment of the Own In the 1920Ēs If they didnít Make it they Look the Other way and wonít Void Your warranty
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I saw that also on e-bay looks very cool.. does any one know what brand the front tires are trying to find the tred pattern on line cant seem to find it...
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I saw that also on e-bay looks very cool.. does any one know what brand the front tires are trying to find the tred pattern on line cant seem to find it...
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Awsome Sergeant, found what I been looking for...Thank you.
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