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    Default Front loader bucket quick connect

    I recently saw a Korean LS tractor with what the dealer called a quick connect at the loader bucket. Throw two levers behind the bucket, it falls off, leaving the loader arms and hydraulics behind. He said it's a universal connection device that's used on skid steers, and that snow throwers and other attachments can be attached to these, giving you the ability to raise and lower your implement with the loader controls.

    Who among you has experience with these loader quick connects?

    Is this an option with most manufacturers now?

    Do they work well?

    Problems?

    Thanks
    JG

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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    If it's a standard Skid Steer Quick Connect then yes it is practically universal. They work great and allow you to change between attachments such as buckets, forks, grapples and post hole diggers in a few seconds. I have them on all my machines and would never buy one with out them. Most manufacturers either offer them as standard or options. John Deere also offers it'sown system which is one reason I would not buy a Deere that had that system. Proprietary systems are out.

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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    I have one also, and now couldn't live without one. I will caution you, however, that just because you can attach it to your loader doesn't mean your tractor can use it. Generally speaking, SS attachments use ALOT of hydraulic flow (which most tractors can't match) and are built to take abuse from skidsteers (much too heavy to effectively use on a tractor).

    But with all that being said..... they are great for changing from bucket to forks to grapple, etc.
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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgreef View Post
    I recently saw a Korean LS tractor with what the dealer called a quick connect at the loader bucket. Throw two levers behind the bucket, it falls off, leaving the loader arms and hydraulics behind. He said it's a universal connection device that's used on skid steers, and that snow throwers and other attachments can be attached to these, giving you the ability to raise and lower your implement with the loader controls.

    Who among you has experience with these loader quick connects?

    Is this an option with most manufacturers now?

    Do they work well?

    Problems?

    Thanks
    JG
    As the above posts indicate, it is common, usefull and works very well. Another thing to consider is that you can buy a skid steer to 3 pt adapter which will allow you to put a 3pt hay spear, blade ect on the front of your tractor. The 3pt toys are less expensive and easier to find than the skid steer alternatives.

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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgreef View Post
    I recently saw a Korean LS tractor with what the dealer called a quick connect at the loader bucket. Throw two levers behind the bucket, it falls off, leaving the loader arms and hydraulics behind.
    Do they work well? Problems?

    Thanks
    JG
    I have that on my Landini (Korean LS tractor) - likely identical to the one you saw. It works beautiful, no problems. Takes about 15 seconds to drop the bucket.
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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    Thanks for your input. Looks like another 'gotta have' when I finally buy a tractor, that is, if I can afford one with it.....

    If you get a loader that does not have the quick attach, is there an aftermarket kit that bolts onto the loader arms to give you the quick attach? Or, do you have to buy a tractor with loader with quick attach already on?

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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    its a gotta have. But on the flip side, its getting pretty common as standard equipment on anything but the small tractors

    Some tractors you can put it on aftermarket, though from the looks of the one I have, better to have the dealer do it.

    You can find thousands of threads on the subject on here
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    Neat stuff - ATI Preseeder, Hydraulic PHD, Wallenstein BX62r Chipper, Millonzi Grapple, CA 4n1 Bucket. Delta Hook Rear QA system.
    Too many other random attachments to list (or to own, per my wife) and a really bad tool addiction. But at least I haven't bought a dump truck or bulldozer. Yet.

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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgreef View Post
    Thanks for your input. Looks like another 'gotta have' when I finally buy a tractor, that is, if I can afford one with it.....

    If you get a loader that does not have the quick attach, is there an aftermarket kit that bolts onto the loader arms to give you the quick attach? Or, do you have to buy a tractor with loader with quick attach already on?
    There are aftermarket conversions to at the SS QA you your loader but you still have to modify your bucket. Also, the after-thought conversion will push your bucket out further, reducing your lift capacity. Make sure you buy your tractor with it. If the particular model you are considering does not have it then strongly consider a different one.

    The QA is a must have!

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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    I have the ss qa on my fel. Money well spent! Bucket to forks in 30 seconds!
    We have done so much, for so long,with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!

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    Default Re: Front loader bucket quick connect

    Quote Originally Posted by mwb View Post
    There are aftermarket conversions to at the SS QA you your loader but you still have to modify your bucket. Also, the after-thought conversion will push your bucket out further, reducing your lift capacity. Make sure you buy your tractor with it. If the particular model you are considering does not have it then strongly consider a different one.

    The QA is a must have!
    This is very good advice
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    Neat stuff - ATI Preseeder, Hydraulic PHD, Wallenstein BX62r Chipper, Millonzi Grapple, CA 4n1 Bucket. Delta Hook Rear QA system.
    Too many other random attachments to list (or to own, per my wife) and a really bad tool addiction. But at least I haven't bought a dump truck or bulldozer. Yet.

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