Best Decision For Quicke no.3 Headstock/Brackets for Quicke 540 Loader

What is best option for Quicke no.3 headstock

  • Keep headstock and keep looking for attachments.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Buy an adapter Quicke3 to Euro 8 - £750

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Change headstock and weld on Euro8- £200

    Votes: 21 91.3%
  • Buy Quicke3 brackets and weld onto attachments.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • All reasonable choices-just pick one.

    Votes: 1 4.3%

  • Total voters
    23

Dreamer

Member
Issue- I have a tractor with a Quicke 540 loader, with Quicke No.3 headstock, arriving soon.

I've looked hard but can't seem to find used attachment for Quicke No3 (bucket, forks). There seems to be lots for Quicke Euro 8.

The question is what is the best thing to do?

1/ keep Quicke no.3 headstock and just keep searching for used attachments.
2/ Get an adaptor plate to change from No.3 to euro 8 (£750). With reduced performance.
3/ Weld on a euro 8 headstock, if it can be done, cost on EBay £200 +welding.
4/ Get Quicke no.3 brackets (£50 each) and welding them onto attachments with different brackets, so they will now fit.
5/ No right answer, just pick one.

I'll put a poll here to make feedback easier.

Any suggestions welcome. Cheers
 

Dreamer

Member
I've not seen headstock that does both (i quess it would have to be welded on).

There is the adapter plate that allows you to do both. From memory Taylor attachments will do the plate for around £750. But the plate will be min 4inch thick and will reduce performance.
 

RH15LEW

Member
I've not seen headstock that does both (i quess it would have to be welded on).

There is the adapter plate that allows you to do both. From memory Taylor attachments will do the plate for around £750. But the plate will be min 4inch thick and will reduce performance.
Best bet would be ring your nearest Quicke dealer to find out if they still make headstocks for that loader
 

balerman

Member
Location
N Devon
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Dreamer

Member
One like this,should fit in place of yours.

I guessing, from a previous comment, that the best place to start would be the quicke dealer, for the euro combi 3,8 trima?

If anyone else has a good contact for these euro combi headstock, it would be great to know.
 

Dog&stick

Member
Location
Herefordshire
I guessing, from a previous comment, that the best place to start would be the quicke dealer, for the euro combi 3,8 trima?

If anyone else has a good contact for these euro combi headstock, it would be great to know.
Look on Ebay theres quicke 620, that needs repair, buy that be cheap way out, put your headstock & relist it. Boom wide & pin size I'm confident are the same.
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
Forget the combo idea assuming you have no attachments already.
Pay the money and get a quicke euro8 headstock.
don't go down the routine of those £200 heap of scrap off eBay things.
My mate bought a loader tractor off Jason bloor and they bodged one of those cheap things on. All the geometry was wrong. Crowded forwards and ripped the linkage bridges off.

Euro8 is pretty much an industry standard on tractors nowadays
 

Dreamer

Member
Forget the combo idea assuming you have no attachments already.
Pay the money and get a quicke euro8 headstock.
don't go down the routine of those £200 heap of scrap off eBay things.
My mate bought a loader tractor off Jason bloor and they bodged one of those cheap things on. All the geometry was wrong. Crowded forwards and ripped the linkage bridges off.

Euro8 is pretty much an industry standard on tractors nowadays
Yes, I was worried about the welding on of a euro 8 plate from ebay... if it wasn't just right it would always be a pain.

There seems to be lots of euro 8 attachments around.

Yes no attachments as yet. Just the tractor lol.
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
Yes, I was worried about the welding on of a euro 8 plate from ebay... if it wasn't just right it would always be a pain.

There seems to be lots of euro 8 attachments around.

Yes no attachments as yet. Just the tractor lol.
Don't start trying to weld something to your own headstock especially if it's already tired.
Someone will be able to supply a direct replacement headstock for the loader with nice tight pins
 
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gmc541

Member
Location
Omagh
Issue- I have a tractor with a Quicke 540 loader, with Quicke No.3 headstock, arriving soon.

I've looked hard but can't seem to find used attachment for Quicke No3 (bucket, forks). There seems to be lots for Quicke Euro 8.

The question is what is the best thing to do?

1/ keep Quicke no.3 headstock and just keep searching for used attachments.
2/ Get an adaptor plate to change from No.3 to euro 8 (£750). With reduced performance.
3/ Weld on a euro 8 headstock, if it can be done, cost on EBay £200 +welding.
4/ Get Quicke no.3 brackets (£50 each) and welding them onto attachments with different brackets, so they will now fit.
5/ No right answer, just pick one.

I'll put a poll here to make feedback easier.

Any suggestions welcome. Cheers
Depending upon what your abode is, I have a euro no8 type off a 940 loader in Massey's pink
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

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