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    Default Quickie Loaders (FEL)'s

    Does anyone have, or has anyone used, a quickie loader? If so, how do they compare with original equipment, ie john deere tractor - john deere loader, kubota loader, etc? Also, how do they compare with other aftermarket loaders like Westendorf?

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    I have one, but I don't have anything to compare it to, it's my first loader on my first tractor. I have 200 hrs on tractor, and there hasn't been anything the loader hasn't been able to handle.
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    Default Re: Quickie Loaders (FEL)'s

    Quote Originally Posted by barrylndn
    Does anyone have, or has anyone used, a quickie loader? If so, how do they compare with original equipment, ie john deere tractor - john deere loader, kubota loader, etc? Also, how do they compare with other aftermarket loaders like Westendorf?
    Quicke now manufactures the loaders for the CNH Utility and Ag tractors.

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    I've heard that about CNH, and also that their loaders are OEM for kubota in Canada (according to Quickie), but I don't know anything about them as far as usability, quality, etc. I'm really most interested (should have been more specific) in the different in boom/bucket/3rd valve controls. their joystick vs the smaller controller they offer. Info?

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    What I do know is that A LOT of utility tractors used by farmers in my area have Quickie loaders.
    Current: Kubota M7040 cab, hydraulic shuttle, Kubota M20 loader (made by ALO), LandPride RCR1872 rotary cutter, Horst bale spears & forks, Woods HB72 box blade, Kodiak 7' rake, Walco cultivator, chain harrow, Meteor 74" pull style blower

    Traded: Kubota L3400, LA473 HST (300 hrs), and various attachments

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    You will get a better loader if you buy the aftermarket product. The OEM's make a lot of different equipment, but for the most part a loader is an accessory for them and not a main product line item. The aftermarket manufacturers are specialists in the business, we spend more hours on R&D, new innovations and fit of the loader. Here's another way to put it...

    If you were going to put in an awesome surround sound theater system in your home, would you go to the contractor that built your house or would you go to an Audio/Video store that specializes in that type of equipment?

    Just do your research, consider fit, strength, quick on and off, maintenance, resale valve, versatitlity and especially know what you want to achieve with your loader; then compare it at Front-End Loaders by Westendorf: loader for tractor, shade canopy, wagons, manure & landscaping equipment.
    Last edited by Westendorf-RR; 11-23-2007 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westendorf-RR
    You will get a better loader if you buy the aftermarket product. The OEM's make a lot of different equipment, but for the most part a loader is an accessory for them and not a main product line item. The aftermarket manufacturers are specialists in the business, we spend more hours on R&D, new innovations and fit of the loader. Here's another way to put it...

    If you were going to put in an awesome surround sound theater system in your home, would you go to the contractor that built your house or would you go to an Audio/Video store that specializes in that type of equipment?
    I guess you are right with the specialty part as well as the fit. IT is often tough to figure out how to get one model of loader to work for as many models and makes of tractors you do! Some even offer more lifting ability then even the tractor manufacturers loaders do, I wonder if that might not be bad in the long run for the front end?

    I've never heard of a stereo system being to heavy for a house, I have heard them to loud, but I have seen tractors split in half from to much weight in the wrong place.

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    I'm no expert but neither a loader nor a backhoe seem so integrated into the main design of a tractor that one ought to be concerned about an aftermarket product for any reason.

    Tractors overall are pretty simple machines and I don't think that integrating a backhoe from here or a loader from there has any real downside. JMHO.
    Current: Kubota M7040 cab, hydraulic shuttle, Kubota M20 loader (made by ALO), LandPride RCR1872 rotary cutter, Horst bale spears & forks, Woods HB72 box blade, Kodiak 7' rake, Walco cultivator, chain harrow, Meteor 74" pull style blower

    Traded: Kubota L3400, LA473 HST (300 hrs), and various attachments

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    A lot of the dairy farms around here go with Quickie loaders on their John Deeres, Valtras, Case-IH and New Holland tractors. My Valtra dealer who sells Quickie loaders usually has a new tractor from another brand in their lot waiting on a Quickie loader. They have always had a great reputation as a loader company as has Westendorf. I think you will be happy with either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by art
    I guess you are right with the specialty part as well as the fit. IT is often tough to figure out how to get one model of loader to work for as many models and makes of tractors you do! Some even offer more lifting ability then even the tractor manufacturers loaders do, I wonder if that might not be bad in the long run for the front end?
    This is definately something any aftermarket manufacturer will consider before recommending a loader on a tractor. In our case, we consider front end capacities and would not recommend a loader that would be too large or one that could overpower the tractor. We also check the strength of the frame and include a rear axle kit to strengthen (tie front and rear axles together) if necessary.

    My best recommendation is to always ask to "see" a photo of the aftermarket loader installed on your specific tractor. You'll be able to tell if the loader is too big for the tractor.

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