Compact wheel loaders?

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
How are they on the dairy? Currently use skid steers for scraping and a large frame wheel loader for feeding and bale work. Looking for something able to do both if we need it to. What would you recommend?

Stick with a skid steer imo
Had both a JCB 403 and Weidemann 1160 on demo.
403 is too weak to lift a pallet but is a nice place to sit
Weidemann was a lot stronger but adding a cab was ££s
Neither were as agile as a skid

Bought a skid
 
Local pig man has a couple of smaller Weidemann pivot steers, seem pretty reliable, one is telescopic, the other is a loader.

The Schaeffer range is worth a look at imo.

We've a little Avant at home, weighs only a tonne, lifts a round bale, very handy, not been much bother.
 

epfarms

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Location
somerset
How are they on the dairy? Currently use skid steers for scraping and a large frame wheel loader for feeding and bale work. Looking for something able to do both if we need it to. What would you recommend?
How small do you need it? Having seen a JCB TM220 in action the other day, they can get in to some seriously tight spots and you can also load a mixer wagon with them at a push. I certainly would like one alongside our loading shovel!
 
How small do you need it? Having seen a JCB TM220 in action the other day, they can get in to some seriously tight spots and you can also load a mixer wagon with them at a push. I certainly would like one alongside our loading shovel!
We are looking at a Volvo L50h, the largest of “compact” loaders we can fit in the barn. 116 horsepower, 12 foot lift height at pins, 4ish ton lift capacity at height. Critically comes in at just a hair over 117 inches in height. Height restrictions of 10 ft dictate any machine purchase that is to be used in the barn.
 

yin ewe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
We are looking at a Volvo L50h, the largest of “compact” loaders we can fit in the barn. 116 horsepower, 12 foot lift height at pins, 4ish ton lift capacity at height. Critically comes in at just a hair over 117 inches in height. Height restrictions of 10 ft dictate any machine purchase that is to be used in the barn.


Just googled volvo L50h and this is what came up https://www.volvoce.com/europe/en/products/wheel-loaders/l50h/. I think perhaps your idea of a compact loader and mine may be different :unsure::ROFLMAO:
 

Serup

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Denmark
I like my pivot steer wheel loaders. Volvos definition is based on technology. Their compacts are hydrostatic machines build in germany. The bigger ones are powershift and build in sweden. I think the only similarity on a l50 and l60 is the coupler and the name.
i looked at a l50h last time i bought, trading from a cat 908h. Volvo has dropped the high speed version of the l45 and l50 because of problems on the g series. So now it’s only 20k. If you can live with that and it’s not too big, i would go for it. I bought an l70 instead. That is a big machine. I also have a 5 ton pivot steer (the size of an l30) we use for almost everything. I won’t have anything else.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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