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Congrats DP!!!!!
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Congrats! How long was your search and during that time how many were available?
I've been looking for about a year and there hasn't been many available in this area; they all seemed to be priced like new, look like they went through WWIII, or part of a big package that the owner didn't want to split up (even though I would do the wrenching). Just when I was about to give up and order a new one, this popped up; it was on a 2010 2wd tractor with 200hrs and only small rear wheel weights for ballast so it had a pretty easy life. :)
 

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Great find! I don't know how you slept last night. I would have been in the garage with that new loader!
 

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Will your cab be compatable?
 

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Great find! I don't know how you slept last night. I would have been in the garage with that new loader!
It was tough, but needed some zzz after a couple of long days!

Will your cab be compatable?
No, but I'm fine with that since I can't really think of any winter loader projects that will take more than a few minutes. I'll be putting the loader on the '07 (with bucket regen kit) and keeping the other rig on designated snow blower/blade duty with the cab. :rauch10:
 

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DP, your gonna love the loader! When I got mine, I had a specific project for it right away, now I use it for all kinds of jobs. I haven't touched a wheelbarrow since!!!! :trink39:
 

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DP, your gonna love the loader! When I got mine, I had a specific project for it right away, now I use it for all kinds of jobs. I haven't touched a wheelbarrow since!!!! :trink39:
How true it is... Congrats, best tool I own.
 

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DP, your gonna love the loader! When I got mine, I had a specific project for it right away, now I use it for all kinds of jobs. I haven't touched a wheelbarrow since!!!! :trink39:
Can't wait to neglect the wheelbarrow. I've been putting off a landscaping project with hopes of finding a loader. :trink39:

How true it is... Congrats, best tool I own.
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Here's proof that it's mounted to the tractor (and a little fun moving snow)...



Now it's time to wash the salt spray off from the road trip.
 

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Nice setup DP!!!
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Really nice DP. How long does it take to mount?
About 30 minutes initially to put the cross bar through the frame; when they're brand new, there's an additional alignment procedure (loosening some hardware so it can adjust to the tractor), but I was able to bypass that as it fit right on the first time exactly where it should be. Now that the bar is in there, it's literally only 2 minutes to put it on or take it off (faster than putting a quick hitch and blade/blower/broom on the front). :drunkie:
 

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You are right DP, on or off in 2 minutes. Very fast when you consider this is a full-on loader! One thing you will notice is that the loader quick couplers tend to drip when off the tractor. I lay the hose bundle over the cross bar and slip a big zip-loc Baggie over the couplers to keep the hyd oil off the concrete floor. :thThumbsU
 

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That's a good looking set-up!
 

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This past fall, after a lot of seat time relocating delivered mulch from the driveway to the garden, I took this shot. One of my favorites!

 

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You are right DP, on or off in 2 minutes. Very fast when you consider this is a full-on loader! One thing you will notice is that the loader quick couplers tend to drip when off the tractor. I lay the hose bundle over the cross bar and slip a big zip-loc Baggie over the couplers to keep the hyd oil off the concrete floor. :thThumbsU
Looks great DP!!!
That's a good looking set-up!
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This past fall, after a lot of seat time relocating delivered mulch from the driveway to the garden, I took this shot. One of my favorites!
Nice night shot. :trink39:
 

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Anyone ever use alumaforks on their 45 loaders?

http://www.paynesforks.com/alum.html
Forks came in. Took a quick cell phone photo after opening them. I'll take better shots of them mounted on the machine soon. I also picked up some industrial pallet rack shelving for storage. Should be interesting to see how they work.

 

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Forks came in. Took a quick cell phone photo after opening them. I'll take better shots of them mounted on the machine soon. I also picked up some industrial pallet rack shelving for storage. Should be interesting to see how they work.
It's been a couple of weeks. Have you tried them out?
 

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It's been a couple of weeks. Have you tried them out?
With all the snow, have not had much time. However, I did mount them and use them to move some items, the cross support arm is key. The fork set up works great. The clamp is directly over the v groove in the bottom of the bucket. So, there is added support. I will take more photos, but here is another cell phone shot.

 
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