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Case VAI Loader, Charley H.

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Kestrel

10-04-2006 20:00:16




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Charley,
Here is a scanned picture of an original sales brochure (I found on Ebay) showing the Wagner loader on my 1956 VAI. I wrote more info on this if you want flip back to our earlier post re: VAI wheel rim paint.

What scares me is that I was able to scan,copy, and post this picture without outside assistance or use of profanity.
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charley hellickson

10-05-2006 22:22:45




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Kestrel, 10-04-2006 20:00:16  
Hi MJ. Thanks for the pictures. I like that Wagner loader with the step in design. The only Wagoner loaders I saw were mounted on the old Fords. That VAI looks like it has the 1952 and later front axle. Charley.



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charley hellickson

10-05-2006 21:50:20




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Kestrel, 10-04-2006 20:00:16  
Hi Mike in Mo. If I could see your loader or a picture I probable could tell what it is. It sounds like you have the Lull. That is how they were made, all heavy, big flat steel. The rear of the frame mounts on the top of the rear axle housing. Two large lift cylinders and one big bucket cylinder mounted on top of the left loader boom arm and a big heavy steel plate in front of the grill with a front pump. A VAI has a load with just the loader. They were made in Minneapolis MN. They are still making construction equipment. The VAI had to have some mods done to it for that big loader. Hope this helps. Charley.

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charley hellickson

10-05-2006 20:27:50




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Kestrel, 10-04-2006 20:00:16  
Hi Lou'ee. From what I have seen of pictures, your's is the Proffit. What are the front wheels on it, truck wheels, 16 inch? I have seen only one other picture of a VAI with those wheels. Maybe those were put on after the factory for heavy duty wheels. Charley.



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mj

10-05-2006 19:01:54




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Kestrel, 10-04-2006 20:00:16  
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Here's a Case loader.



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mike in mo

10-05-2006 10:37:34




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Kestrel, 10-04-2006 20:00:16  
that dont look anything like the loader on my VAI mine is built way heavy its inch thick flat iron 5 inch wide. but that pick helps now i know what the front wheels look like.



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charley hellickson

10-04-2006 23:45:15




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Kestrel, 10-04-2006 20:00:16  
Thanks Kestrel. That is a good looking loader. Sure lifts high. Looks like it is sized good for the tractor, not real heavy for a small tractor. Those Lull loaders are heavy, they luck bigger than the VAI. That tractor has the same front axle as mine. I see the rear rims are painted the same as the tractor. Mine are silverish. Good luck. Charley.



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Lou'ee Lou'ee

10-05-2006 19:32:03




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to charley hellickson, 10-04-2006 23:45:15  
What's this one?

Someone said profit loader, but I have yet to find any info online. Nor do I see a label.
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mike in mo

10-07-2006 17:01:01




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Lou'ee Lou'ee, 10-05-2006 19:32:03  
lou my loader had a tag on it so today i cleaned it up to read and its profit tag is from constuction products corp haywood CA the casting on the rear wheel whighs is from the same place. on your front axle is the steering arm cut and made longer? id like to see more pics of your VAI and ill get some of mine for you.



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mike in mo

10-06-2006 18:33:02




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to Lou'ee Lou'ee, 10-05-2006 19:32:03  
Lou that looks like my loader right down to the poor set up for the bucket trip. i got 1 wheel like yours and the other is just a 6 lug imp wheel.



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Lou'ee Lou'ee

10-08-2006 19:26:56




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 Re: Case VAI Loader, Charley H. in reply to mike in mo, 10-06-2006 18:33:02  
I sent you an email, if that works.



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