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Old 04-16-2018, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jbrewer View Post
If you're not in a big hurry, you can find one "affordable" . There's was or is one on one of the FB cub forums and it seems to me it was about $1500.

If you want it, go for it! It'll be a fun experience and if you buy sensibly you'll get your money back out of it when and if you're ready to move on.

Here's to ya!
I'm going to watch CL and FB for deals. I'm not really in a hurry.
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Thanks for the link. I may think about that.
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Sorry Sawdustdad, but I disagree on running a FEL off of the hydraulics of the tractor. My Workhorse loader came with a NOS pump and it is still NOS. I have the loader ran off of my hydraulics on my tractor and It raises, lowers, dumps, everything just as fast as I want it to without hesitation. Mine is on a 149. The only downfall from running it off of the hydraulics of the tractor is that I had to disable the entire hydraulic lift feature of the tractor, but that is no longer necessary since it is a dedicated tractor with the FEL. It can be done and done well, if the hydraulics are shimmed up. Mine is set to lift about 400+ lbs.. The one thing that I have not done yet, but would certainly recommend that you do is to make sure that your front spindles are 1" instead of the 3/4". Also, avoid lifting 500 lbs. out of concern for breaking the front axle. I got my loader as a great deal, but most people want $1200 just for the loader. You might be able to find a home made one for slightly less or you may stumble on a really good deal on one if luck comes your way!!!

Well, forget the "cool" factor of them. They are meant for work and you will need to understand how that will affect your turning radius and center of gravity of your tractor in order to safely operate it. No one here wants you to get hurt, so think about how you will use it first and if nothing comes to mind, then you might reconsider your notion for a while. A lot of farmers like them for cleaning out stalls, due to their smaller size.

Well, lots of luck on your search!

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Thanks for the info.
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My loader (home made) is currently ran off the ported pump. At first it was gutless but, after shimming of the relief valve it seems to be doing what i want it too for now. That being said I haven't been around a loader with a dedicated pump, so maybe my expectations are too low :big think:

The way that my hydraulics are ran; the loader ties into the hydraulic circuit after the lift valve so it is possible to leave this in tact if you have use for the lift.
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