On Tuesday night I went and bought a No. 33 Power Loader for $200 that was advertised in the photo ads. I got a 7' wide snow bucket and a manure bucket with it. Brackets, cylinders, and snow bucket are in real nice shape but the boom needs some help. This loader is built fairly lightly, and all of the welds on the cross braces on the boom have been cracked and rewelded, cracked and rewelded...you get the idea. I'm going to cut out most of them and replace with new tubing and I'm also going to try to improve the torsional stiffness by welding in some plate etc.
Does anyone have any input, tips, tricks, advice etc. that they would be willing to share? Does anyone out there have a pristine boom for one of these loaders they'd bee willing to sell? Where can I find new decals? ANY info would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,