bolens_kid· Young Bolens Collector
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Today was the awesome! Been working with a guy about his HT20 with a Brantly Backhoe and a Johnson 14 loader. Finally we came to a deal and myself and my older brother went to pickup today! It was about a 3 hour haul, left at 8am and got home at 3pm. We split the cost, the backhoe is mine, the loader is his, and the tractor is half and half. The backhoe will be mounted on my HT23 with the Johnson loader. The loader will be mounted on one of the other HT23s. I am still in shock! The backhoe is in amazing condition, no leaks and has the original pump that mounts on the front PTO. The tractor we got it on is in pretty good shape, expect it needs a hydro pump, but the motor still runs great! The backhoe works amazing! The pistons will most likely need rebuilding down the line on the front end loader, but that loader also works great! The backhoe we have already taken off the tractor. We towed the HT20 off the trailer with my HT23 and took it off in the garage. It surprisingly came off extremely easy, all quick disconnect hoses for the pump and four simple hitch pins. I definitely do not need my 3 point hitch anymore, but calm down, it is NOT for sale. It will be tucked in the basement for another day. I think the backhoe is the more rare of them with the outriggers that fold out instead of pressing straight down, but am not sure. We think the tractor is from a cementary for digging the graves, a little spooky but don't mind. You definitely do not find these everyday. I have two questions before I remount it on the HT23, what type of fluid should I use in the backhoe? Normal 10W-30 hydraulic oil I use in my Johnson? Also before I mount the backhoe I would like to do a tranny fluid change, what do you suggest for this? My brother used John Deere Hy Gard fluid in his when he changed his filter. The fluid in mine is brown right now. I want the best fluid because this HT23 is my BABY! Also I would like to get a manual for this model Brantly, if anyone had a PDF or copy of one I would definitely would be interested.