Just wanted to let y'all know I got 48 hours now on my 6520 4WD with no problems. :) I have mostly been digging up stumps and trees. The BH hoses and cylinders get warm only when digging up really big stumps. I'm digging in a lot of red clay that is wet right now. Anyway, here are a couple of "lifting proof" photos of what the ML275 loader can do. :D My bucket is 84 inches wide and yes, the stump in the photo is almost as wide as the bucket. :cool:
I ordered a 78 inch bucket, but the 6520 came with a 84 inch bucket. I didn't complain and have gotten used to the extra "curb feeling" width. :rolleyes: It only bothers me when I am trying to pack dirt with the tires, like in my barn shed where I park my gooseneck.
When the BH hoses need replacing, I plan on going up in size from 3/8 to 1/2 inch lines. I thought they were 1/2 inches :( until I removed one to install quick dissconnect and realized my error. Sometimes I feel the 511 BH needs more power, but I figure that comes from renting a Bobcat mini excuvator last summer. One quick question.....how much GPM does a PTO pump put out for running a 511BH?