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Marshall Hinson has finished his loader, and provided this
update. The original information is at the bottom of the page, and each
update has been added to the top of the page....
Well Kent, I have finally finished my project of making a
loader. Believe it or not it works! The only weight that I have lifted up with
it is my daughter, she weighs 65 lbs. I have also applied down pressure and
lifted the front of the tractor off the ground. It also digs in the ground
pretty good. The only bad thing about my loader is that the bottom of the
bucket only raises as high as the hood of the tractor, but for just doing yard
work its great. I would like to go in to business making custom attachments
for all kinds of tractors. I really enjoy your website, it has helped me a lot
in making my loader.
picture for a closer view
Note the hydraulic pump is located behind the motor
Marshall provided this update on June 18, 2001:
About two months ago I was heading to work and I noticed a old
riding mower for sale along with other lawn equipment, so I stopped to check it
out. The lawn tractor was painted black and I did'nt know why. Then an old man
came out and said he wanted $300 for it. I asked him if he would trade for a
18hp Dynamark mower. He said bring it over so I can look at it. So it ended up a
done deal. Little did he know that underneath that ugly black spray paint was
the name Allis Chalmers/ Big Ten. Later on after I made the trade I found your
web site through search engines and was amazed that they used to make loaders
for the Big Ten. So of course I wanted to make one for mine. Well I purchased
all the steel to make it at a scrap yard for $30 and only spent about $25
dollars on the hydraulic components. I still need to buy the hoses and fittings
for it. I also found a blade for it that I had to make changes to in order for
it to fit. Other things that I did were making a vertical muffler pipe and
mounting head lights. Here are some more pics. Love your site. I hope it hangs
around as long as these lawn tractors have.