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WC with Loader (safe?)

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10-29-2002 10:28:09

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I just purchased a WC with a loader. I have not picked it up yet and probbaly should have asked this before purchase, however, is this safe to operate with the narrow front? I do not plan on using it a great deal, mostly moving machinery around. It probably does not have enough horsepower for more than that. thanks for any opinions

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10-30-2002 17:53:44

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 Re: WC with Loader (safe?) in reply to Garry, 10-29-2002 10:28:09  
Garry, I think we all agree on the 1 and main thing! Common Sense goes a Long way!!And as someone else stated you could flip your lawn mower just as easy,anything is dangerous if the person doesn't use Common Sense!!I own 2 Wd's narrow front My $.02 worth Justin

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10-29-2002 22:20:03

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 Re: WC with Loader (safe?) in reply to Garry, 10-29-2002 10:28:09  
Moving the front wheels out will not mean diddly squat as far as making the tractor more resistant to overturn- follow the same principles farmers used when they used that tractor many years ago- carry the load as low as possible, turn at a safe speed, rear weight, either added steel/cast or fluid, same as for field work. Same rules apply for wide front end tractors, just a bit more leeway. Apply common sense- anything can be used to cause an accident.

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10-29-2002 19:57:43

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 Re: WC with Loader (safe?) in reply to Garry, 10-29-2002 10:28:09  
Safety is always in the hands of the operator...

Rear wheel weights, or loaded rear tires are recommended.....the narrow front end is not a problem.... Leave the front wheels close together....they are hard enough to steer with a load on them....setting them out wide will only make it worse...

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10-29-2002 18:29:35

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 Re: WC with Loader (safe?) in reply to Garry, 10-29-2002 10:28:09  
Hi Garry, Dad bought Grandad's WC and loader when we bought my Grandparents farm in 1972. The AC had a hydraulic pump mounted on the pto shaft. We used it reliably in the free stall barn and around the farm until Dad sold it in the early '80's to another farmer down in Ashland County.(my younger brother bought a new Case skid steer at that time). Common sense in using a narrow front tractor with a loader is mandatory! Our WC had both the hand levers and foot pedals on the brakes.

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10-29-2002 16:21:48

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 Re: WC with Loader (safe?) in reply to Garry, 10-29-2002 10:28:09  
you need a extra set of hands when on a WC even without the loader and no sloping land. cant use but one brake at a time and still steer using one brake you just skid use both brakes and cant steer and with a loader weight makes it even worse I know because I have one.

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10-29-2002 16:04:31

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 Re: WC with Loader (safe?) in reply to Garry, 10-29-2002 10:28:09  
you can always reverse the front wheels to make it slightly wider..any loader work should be done with care anyway..Al

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10-29-2002 11:12:01

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 Re: WC with Loader (safe?) in reply to Garry, 10-29-2002 10:28:09  
Yes they're safe, and probably have more power to run the loader than you realize. Just be careful when raising the bucket with a load in it, carry loads as low as possible, and dont turn real sharply with a loaded bucket

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