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    Platinum Member Hoosier Hay Man's Avatar
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    Default Westendorf WL-42 Loader on a JD 4430?

    Does anyone own a Westendorf loader and more specificaly a WF-42? I am thinking of putting one on my 1974 4430 with Sound Guard Cab. Does anyone have one on a 4430?

    I thought the web site was very informative but was wondering if anyone out there had an experience owning one?
    I like the Power -Mount that will unmount the whole loader hydraulically in less than 2 minutes. I help my brother in law and use this tractor to work ground and plant and didn't want the loader on the tractor then.

    I was thinking of buying a loader tractor but after seeing this loader I can get the loader I need for loading round bales and possible accumilator without purchasing another tractor yet.
    Also I have the 6 bolt front wheel hubs on the 4430 and I think I can upgrade to an 8 bolt hub and larger tires.

    Also is the tractor hydraulics enough for the loader?

    Any info appreciated!
    Thanks,

    HHM

    Tractors include 2009 Kioti DK45S Cab, 1974 JD4430, 1952 Oliver 77, 1953 JD50, 1940 JD A, 1938 Farmall F-14,

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    Case IH

    Default Re: Westendorf WL-42 Loader on a JD 4430?

    A WL-42 is a pretty good loader for a 2WD tractor that is under 100 hp. It may be great on a 4020 while a 4430 has too much power and breaks it up.

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