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Number series loader

Postby SONNY » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:56 pm

Here is one from the internet!! Kinda neat!


Don't know what model loader it is or what tractor it's on! thanks; sonny

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Re: Number series loader

Postby Mike H » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:48 pm

Ive seen several set ups like this on craigs list.
on our 185 the McGee blower and the cab makes the frame flex a bit
the fan hits the shroud wen it happens [frame twist]
dont know how they would hold up with a loader.


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Re: Number series loader

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:14 am

That is interesting you mention the fan hitting the shroud. My 184 has some scars on the fan from a previous owner experience. I have never experienced that issue myself, even while using the heavy model 50 snowthrower. To move that frame 1/4" would be quite the torque load.
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Re: Number series loader

Postby Terry C » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:42 am

Mike H wrote:Ive seen several set ups like this on craigs list.
on our 185 the McGee blower and the cab makes the frame flex a bit
the fan hits the shroud wen it happens [frame twist]
dont know how they would hold up with a loader.


They do fine if respect is given to the job at hand. These tractors are not skid loaders, but people want them to be.
Can’t head out with a full bucket of dirt and three sets of weights on the rear, going thru uneven terrain. Something is going to give. That’s just my two cents
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Re: Number series loader

Postby seahaul » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:10 am

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I had a 154 with a loader for a few years, never had a problem with the frame twisting unless you drive down into a ditch. But my 184 with just a belly mower will twist if you do the same thing. The loader on the 154 worked very well. As Terry C says, it's not designed to do REALLY heavy work. But its a great light weight tractor that can get into some small spaces with a loader that is surprisingly strong. I kept a box blade on the 3-pt hitch as a weight to counter balance the loader bucket.

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Re: Number series loader

Postby Landreo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:34 pm

The loader you show is not a IHC loader unless someone added the self leveling linkage to a 1050 loader. One other company, wagner or Danco?, made a cub loader with the self leveling arms. Either way, I use my loader quite a bit mostly for lifting and moving things. I will occasionally move dirt and gravel and do not have any problems slamming in to the pile of dirt. Those loaders have a good sub frame and are strong. Still a small loader and still hard to steer with a bucket load but useful for what they are.

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Re: Number series loader

Postby toehead » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:38 am

Just picked one of these up. Hopefully it is useful around the house.

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Re: Number series loader

Postby BigBill » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:29 pm

I stripped the front of my 154 to fabricate the subframe for the fel. The front of the frame is very weak. There’s welds missing too. It was ment to flex in off camber situations when either side of the front axle bottoms out. I ended up boxing the front half of the frame rails with a thin wall channel. My uprites, loader arms and front subframe is done. ( sorry I got prostate cancer and it’s been sitting) I hope to work on the rear subframe soon for the backhoe.


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Connect the front subframe to the rear subframe,
Power steering adapting a truck power steering box and pump.
Fab a removable backhoe with a rear box weight replacement.
I also want to add frame to bucket arms to support the bucket in the lowest position when scraping the ground or scooping into piles. So there is less forces on the arms.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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