Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    Silver Member horticattleman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    113
    Location
    South Central Louisiana
    Tractor
    CT335

    Default Loader capacity disappointment

    I bought a 335 over a 235 because of the 8TL loader and its lift capacity. I own a landscape company and we routinely load pallets of mulch on trailers. I loaded several pallets on a flatbed lowboy 20' er at one location with our John Deere 34 hp. Its a smaller tractor with a smaller loader and have been loading mulch with it so I assumed the new 8TL loader would load em no problem. WRONG I went to unload em and the dang thing would barely budge em and it almost tipped over, so I took off the box scraper that was on the back of it and put a HEAVY duty set of 7' Howse discs on the back. NO DICE! It would barely, and I mean barely, lift it up a couple of inches but wanted to turn over. I am sure if I slid them back off of the trailer it would tip forward. It is Cypress bark mulch that supposedly weight about 1000 lbs but was a little wet (it is still in the shrink wrap). What bothers me is the little John Deere loaded it no problem and this "big bad loader" sh*t on itself when I tried. Really really really disappointed. Now I have to spend extra money to have my guys unload it by hand.

  2. #2
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    22

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    Quote Originally Posted by horticattleman View Post
    I bought a 335 over a 235 because of the 8TL loader and its lift capacity. I own a landscape company and we routinely load pallets of mulch on trailers. I loaded several pallets on a flatbed lowboy 20' er at one location with our John Deere 34 hp. Its a smaller tractor with a smaller loader and have been loading mulch with it so I assumed the new 8TL loader would load em no problem. WRONG I went to unload em and the dang thing would barely budge em and it almost tipped over, so I took off the box scraper that was on the back of it and put a HEAVY duty set of 7' Howse discs on the back. NO DICE! It would barely, and I mean barely, lift it up a couple of inches but wanted to turn over. I am sure if I slid them back off of the trailer it would tip forward. It is Cypress bark mulch that supposedly weight about 1000 lbs but was a little wet (it is still in the shrink wrap). What bothers me is the little John Deere loaded it no problem and this "big bad loader" sh*t on itself when I tried. Really really really disappointed. Now I have to spend extra money to have my guys unload it by hand.
    I am glad I have never had a problem like that with my CT230. My CT230 has surprised me in everything that I expected of it. Do the tractors have buckets attached?

  3. #3

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    The ct 235 and the ct 335 only have a difference of approx 50 pounds loader capacity. (according to the book) Lift capacity doesnt drastically increase till the 440 which is 2050/2600 pounds from 1300/1650. I might be missing something. Maybe you can trade up?

  4. #4
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    11,643
    Location
    Northern Fingerlakes region of NY, USA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830GST, B7500HST, BX2660

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    Might be worthwhile to have someone check the relief valve pressure, it may be set too low and thus cutting into your lift capacity.

    Aaron Z
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

  5. #5
    Veteran Member
    Approved Advertiser
    wallace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,952
    Location
    PA.
    Tractor
    MAHINDRA

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    What type of pallet forks are you using?
    Are they skid steer forks that weigh 500lbs already?

    Do you have your tires loaded?
    Seems even if the loader could pick up the pallet you don't have enough ballest to hold the rear of the tractor down anyhow.
    Wallace Tractor and Equipment
    www.wallacetractorandequipment.com
    rwallacetractor@echoes.net
    RICK WALLACE

    (570) 689-7494


    We're not just a tractor store anymore!

  6. #6
    Silver Member horticattleman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    113
    Location
    South Central Louisiana
    Tractor
    CT335

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    Quote Originally Posted by wallace View Post
    What type of pallet forks are you using?
    Are they skid steer forks that weigh 500lbs already?

    Do you have your tires loaded?
    Seems even if the loader could pick up the pallet you don't have enough ballest to hold the rear of the tractor down anyhow.
    The tires are not loaded but the weight on the back was pretty heavy even though it still picked it up. They are skid steer pallet forks. Do they weigh that much?!?!

  7. #7
    Silver Member horticattleman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    113
    Location
    South Central Louisiana
    Tractor
    CT335

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    Might be worthwhile to have someone check the relief valve pressure, it may be set too low and thus cutting into your lift capacity.

    Aaron Z
    Tell me more ... you have me thinking

  8. #8
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    11,643
    Location
    Northern Fingerlakes region of NY, USA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830GST, B7500HST, BX2660

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    Quote Originally Posted by horticattleman View Post
    Tell me more ... you have me thinking
    It has been discussed quite a few times, here are a few threads on the subject:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...ity-l3400.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/j...-lift-cap.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...nt-bx2230.html

    Aaron Z
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

  9. #9
    Veteran Member
    Approved Advertiser
    wallace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,952
    Location
    PA.
    Tractor
    MAHINDRA

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    Quote Originally Posted by horticattleman View Post
    Tell me more ... you have me thinking

    Bring it by I will make it lift! Can't tell ya you won't break the front axel out from underneath it but I can make it lift till it breaks!
    Wallace Tractor and Equipment
    www.wallacetractorandequipment.com
    rwallacetractor@echoes.net
    RICK WALLACE

    (570) 689-7494


    We're not just a tractor store anymore!

  10. #10
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    446
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Tractor
    Bobcat

    Default Re: Loader capacity disappointment

    Mr.Wallace please tell us how you are gonna increase his lift? Just curious.

    So horticattleman did you get it fixed?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.