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farmkid 237500 59 CAT 45 with a loader either
CAT 45 with a loader
CAT skid steer with a cab! This tractor was used to load
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
i'm normaly drive a smaller one, but i could definiatly get
use to that one to, nice tractor
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
This tractor had the biggest ballast box you have ever seen
and you still had to be carefull not to tip the tractor
forward with a full bucket.
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
Why would you put a loader on a cat, its not made for this,
thye loader is way past the front of the tracks touching the
ground, of coarse it's gona tip with a bucket full. These
Cats are meant for pulling(hence most the weight being at
the front of the tractor) Im sory but this is just a dumb
idea, there's so many other tractors you could have put a
loader on, looks good though. :-D
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
Roy, I agree about it not being properly ballasted, but for
work in muddy/wet spots it could prove useful(such as in my
previous post on a tractor similiar to this; I explained a
situation where it would have been useful). Thanks for the
photo! Would love to see one of it in use!! I also have a
question, in other posts(such as Adrians TM155 with loader)
or my 7720 with loader post, everyone asks "why would you
need a loader on such a big tractor?" Well my question is,
why would you need a loader on a smaller tractor? I mean,
even the loader on our 7710(85pto HP) its a pain being so
small. It doesn't have very good lift capacities, and it
doesn't have very good reach(both height and out in front).
We can only handle one bale at a time, and even that can
seem too much(mainly silage bales; when lowering them then
stopping them-slowly-it will almost pick the back tires off
the ground when the loader stops). We won't even carry two
hay(or silage) bales at a time on the TM125 anymore(this is
because of the weak front axle). The 746, Q990, etc are the
best sizes for a loader(for what we need to do). Especially
since we do all our manure(especially loading the truck)
with the TV145(over 6000lbs of lift), we need a big loader.
:-) We are trying to get our dealer to get us a dual bale
spike for the TM125(Quick 980 Loader) but they insist ALO
doesn't make one... :-\ They don't quite grasp the fact
that Kubota, Quicke, Fendt, Valtra, Massey, Cat Challenger
(same as the Massey I know) and others all are the same
loaders.... and they have the same attachments.... ;-)
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
Josh A,
why dont you make a dual bale spike for the TM125 yourself?
theyre not that hard to make, use the same frame take off
the existing spike movie it out a ways and buy another spike
and put that out the other side, just make sure you make a
solid frame work where the spikes are bolted/welded to.
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
Huib, good idea, my dad agrees with you. However, we have
been meaning to do this since soon after purchasing the
tractor(2000), and are also in the process of making one for
the TV145, a Pallet fork for the TV145(already have the
forks, just need to make the frame), and so far none of them
have been made... Another example, when we bought our quad
in 2003, I assembled optional trail/plow lights and
handlebar warmers soon after getting it. My dad was
responsible for the wiring. Well this week we took the quad
in to a dealer and they are installing the lights, warmers,
and blade. :-[ :-\

Thanks for the reply,

P.S. A question for people with Quicke/Alo/etc loaders and a
hydraulic attachments. When attaching the grapple/etc, do
you have any problems with pressure for the third remote?
We are unable to relieve the pressure other than by shutting
off the tractor, and taking a wrench and taking off the
quick coupler(on the loader), putting it back on, and then
connecting the hoses. A real "quicke" system!! :-( Now, I
know this is abnormal especially since when the salesman
brought the fork out, we put the grapple back on, without
even shutting off the tractor. As it should be! :-\
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
if the attachments runs off the 3rd remote of the tractor,
pressure can be takin off by shoving the lever forward, then
you shouldnt have any pressure on the hoses. make sure the
attachment (grapple or whatever is down).
if this dont work, shut the tractor off and move the lever
bakck and forth, this will also take the pressure off, but
with a newer tractor like the TM125 yous have it should work
like the first method i described.
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
Thanks! Now that you mention it I believe that(placing the
joystick in the float position) is what we did... :-[ :-[

Shutting the tractor off and moving the joystick doesnot
work since the third remote uses the electric button(and
does not relieve pressure). :-)
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
I don't think I mentioned before, the dealer also screwed up
the joystick so that to use the third function we must push
the left button, and more the joystick either left or
right(instead of left button to open, right button to
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
@ josh
on our mf loader we switch the tractor off, then we put the ignition back on and then move the works for us and i hope you get it sorted out.
Re: CAT 45 with a loader
"CAT skid steer"
If I were to work in a very restricted area for steering, I would need such loader to work. My guess is that a simple "factory line" skid-steer was just to small for the job he had to do for the time he had to do it.
Desperate measure for desperate jobs;)

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