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    Just picked it up today, needs some tlc but a very handy size and way more power than I expected out of the 18 hp Onan. Still trying to figure out all the ranges and speeds of the transaxle. The pto and 3 point is going to be handy though. A big step up from the GT 5000 with Johnny bucket!
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    It ain't pretty but it's handy.


    And that's not my truck, not in the firewood biz.
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    Default Re: 1855 Front End Loader

    That's a cute unit - don't know much about them - but cool.
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    Default Re: 1855 Front End Loader

    It's the perfect size for me, some tight spots and less than 2 acres. I beat my poor Craftsman GT 5000 with Johnny bucket unmercifully and it did a lot of work around here, but with a Johnny bucket you're very limited on lift and dump room, this fixes that. Plus the pto and mostly the 3 point hitch, give some versatility I didn't have before.
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    Default Re: 1855 Front End Loader

    Quote Originally Posted by toppop52 View Post
    It's the perfect size for me, some tight spots and less than 2 acres. I beat my poor Craftsman GT 5000 with Johnny bucket unmercifully and it did a lot of work around here, but with a Johnny bucket you're very limited on lift and dump room, this fixes that. Plus the pto and mostly the 3 point hitch, give some versatility I didn't have before.
    I wasn't making fun - it looks like a great little workhorse. I did a quick search to see if I could find one - that'd be ideal for little stuff around here, or putting the kids to work.... What's something like that run about if I may?
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    I didn't take it as making fun at all. I paid $1000 with a poor functioning carb. The hydraulics work great and the motor sounds good, a little blow by but nothing major. Could use a paint job and seat cover, both of which fit my expertise well. It has the 2000 rpm pto which limits attachments some, but basically I won't use it a lot, the 3 point is what I plan to use on the back. The bucket will get the lion's share of work.
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    Default Re: 1855 Front End Loader

    Quote Originally Posted by toppop52 View Post
    I didn't take it as making fun at all. I paid $1000 with a poor functioning carb. The hydraulics work great and the motor sounds good, a little blow by but nothing major. Could use a paint job and seat cover, both of which fit my expertise well. It has the 2000 rpm pto which limits attachments some, but basically I won't use it a lot, the 3 point is what I plan to use on the back. The bucket will get the lion's share of work.
    Great deal for $1000 IMO. Nice handy rig! I had a Johnny bucket when I lived on a much smaller property and you are right they are very limited. Rugged but limited.

    Congrats on the MF! Is that a Kwik Way loader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toppop52 View Post
    I didn't take it as making fun at all. I paid $1000 with a poor functioning carb. The hydraulics work great and the motor sounds good, a little blow by but nothing major. Could use a paint job and seat cover, both of which fit my expertise well. It has the 2000 rpm pto which limits attachments some, but basically I won't use it a lot, the 3 point is what I plan to use on the back. The bucket will get the lion's share of work.
    What an awesome rugged little rig. Have to keep an eye out for one... Congrats! And welcome to the club, everyone knows - tractors are red.
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    Default Re: 1855 Front End Loader

    I was red, now I'm still red! I was looking at a couple of sub compact loaders but frankly for the money, I couldn't walk away from this and it really is a better size for my purposes.
    I don't know about the brand of the loader, I'll check it and let you know.
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    Default Re: 1855 Front End Loader

    Quote Originally Posted by dgoyette View Post
    Great deal for $1000 IMO. Nice handy rig! I had a Johnny bucket when I lived on a much smaller property and you are right they are very limited. Rugged but limited.

    Congrats on the MF! Is that a Kwik Way loader?
    Loader is a Johnson, just finally read the label!
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