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Any feasible way to put a front bucket loader on a dozer?

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    Gary Griffiths
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    I’m going to be doing a lot of moving river rocks with my NorTrac 3500 in the foreseeable future.  It would be great if I could mount a front-end bucket loader on it in place of the blade to pick them up and pile them for a garage foundation.  Hate to contemplate just pushing them up from the river.

    You can take the boy away from the farm, but you can't take the farm away from the boy. ;-)

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    Bob Rooks
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    They are available from the factory as an attachment. I have that option on mine. Videos on YouTube. You can probably retrofit one if you have the correct type of towers  (transom).

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    Bob Rooks
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    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    Bob Rooks
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    The factory loader option includes a heavy counterweight that should be used with the loader, but I just used the backhoe instead.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    Tinbender
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    And if you try to pick up 20′ of 2-1/2 foot diameter tree trunk with pallet forks on a 284 tractor (even just one end to back a trailer underneath it) you better have a bunch of weight in the back, don’t ask me how I know. Almost had to clean my shorts :yes:

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    Bob Rooks
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    And if you try to pick up 20′ of 2-1/2 foot diameter tree trunk with pallet forks on a 284 tractor (even just one end to back a trailer underneath it) you better have a bunch of weight in the back, don’t ask me how I know. Almost had to clean my shorts :yes:

    Did you get that feeling like you were going to fly?

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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