Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

Re: Front end loaders

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

02-27-2013 20:01:07

Report to Moderator

Maybe Lanse will comment on this.

I'd look for a good used loader and pay a weld shop to adapt the loader brackets to fit your tractor. You may be lucky if your buddy can spare the time to repair or rebuild the bucket on a used loader and only charge you for his direct costs.

Production of simple pipe loaders with hydraulic buckets ended around 1960. Take a good look at a modern loader, they are heavily engineered with a lot of custom formed metal pieces in tapered shapes. The pieces are aligned in special made assembly jigs and clamped together before they are welded. To make the same loader from flat stock and standard steel sections will require a lot of metal cutting, hours and hours of assembly layout and a lot of extra welding compared to the welds in a mass produced loader. It could be easy to make a loader way too heavy in some areas and still be too weak in other places. Manufacturers also buy their mechanical and hydraulic components in volume with OEM discounts and no sales taxes.

Sketch up the loader you want including mounting brackets and a bucket. Count up the pieces, then add up the total lengths of the cuts required and the lengths of the welds required. I'd guess you'll easily have 300 to 500 linear feet of cuts and welds. Ask your buddy how much time it would take him to fabricate all the pieces, prep the welded areas, assemble and align the pieces by hand, clamp them together, and then weld them. Ask what he would normally charge for that amount of work at his shop rate. The welding labor alone could be worth more than the cost of a used loader.

Honest payback to a friend like that would probably include reshingling several roofs, pouring a lot of concrete, and several landscaping projects. Bring your loader.

I hope I am wrong about the costs, it would be a fun project if you could weld it yourself.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters