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I wonder why this setup is better then just a loader tractor except the wide front wheels.
 
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I wondered the same thing. Hard to think that all the fabrication, materials, etc. would be all that much cheaper. I've seen rough terrain forklifts with 10,000+ lb capacity go for not much money.
 

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Would have a high road speed for starters. If somebody needed rounds unloaded and placed in the barn there yah go.
 

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All valid points but is front the back and back the front.....er....I'm confrused, and my neck hurts already is it ain't turned around
Agree,
Pete, can we get cab picks? How set up is it? Particularly the beverage set up.....
 

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Would have a high road speed for starters. If somebody needed rounds unloaded and placed in the barn there yah go.
OK I see the good idea part of this setup. My question is more why do all of the fabrication? A lot of the pole building manufactures now have fork lifts built into/on the back of the semi tractor they deliver with. Unhitch the trailer and unload with the semi tractor. Why not get one of these units used? Then you could deliver and unload for your customer.
 

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Good point...wonder if its tagged....insurance?
If so, that's one way to get folks to pay attention to a piece of farm equipment on the road! Would you be able to stop traffic with some flashing lights?
I wounded if they converted the stop sign that folds open to say hay crossing...
 

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We bought a bus back in the day for the 5 spd trans. Someone had started conversion into a truck by removing roof and seats and had a tarp hung just behind driver for a bulkhead The old bias tires sat long enough to be flat on one side. Quite a trip home, bus hopping once you got above 30, tarp blown forward against inside of windshield at 40 and a stream of water at your feet when you hit the brakes. Did get plenty of attention but not necessarily from the ladies .
 

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OK I see the good idea part of this setup. My question is more why do all of the fabrication? A lot of the pole building manufactures now have fork lifts built into/on the back of the semi tractor they deliver with. Unhitch the trailer and unload with the semi tractor. Why not get one of these units used? Then you could deliver and unload for your customer.
I have thought about that set up. Morton Buildings has used those trucks for years. I think they would only work for large squares or rounds though. Not small square.
 

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I have thought about that set up. Morton Buildings has used those trucks for years. I think they would only work for large squares or rounds though. Not small square.
I've seen those forklift's, pretty slow for starters.
 

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I have thought about that set up. Morton Buildings has used those trucks for years. I think they would only work for large squares or rounds though. Not small square.
Pallets for small square. Not sure about a pallet used on a stackwagon, weight and size are the issues, but if you were using a bale bandit or baron I think it would work,
 

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I've always thought those piggyback forklifts that attach to the truck trailer would be a good option for delivering hay. Maybe they aren't big enough I don't know.
 
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School buses go cheap. Looks like a nice loader for someone with more time than money. I bet less than $10k possibly closer to 5 out of pocket depending on how much was laying around. Plus LOTS of time. I doubt price was anywhere comparable to a big loader tractor with heat and air.
 
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