1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Best Loader Tractor Ever
"With 15 quick-tach front end attachments - and seven more under consideration - we believe it's the most versatile front end loader ever," says Ralph Giles of Power America Construction Equipment (PACE), a Florida company that's planning to build the Slovakian-made machine in the U.S.
What makes the PACE tractor so unique is the turntable-style loader. It rotates 90 degrees to either side for great maneuverability and easy unloading in tight quarters.
The machine is powered by a 4-cyl. 94 hp Detroit Diesel engine housed in a compartment that opens completely for easy servicing. It has two reverse and two forward ranges, which help provide a top road speed of 18 mph with standard 15.5 - 25 front and 11.0 - 20-in. rear tires.
Loader arms have a reach of almost 14 1/ 2 ft. and the machine has a lift capacity of more than 8,000 lbs.
Fifteen attachments are available, including both a standard 1.37 cu. yd. and a large 2.37 cu. yd. bucket, a dozer blade, pallet fork, "drainage" bucket and backhoe.
"Response to the machine was so overwhelming at Big Iron, we're considering developing a bale grapple and fork, possibly a brush cutting attachment and post hole auger for it as well," says Giles.
Sells for $70,000.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, PACE 15401 U.S. Hwy. 301, Dade City, Fla. 33523 (ph 800 675-1533 or 352-518-0677; fax 0688) or Terry Sexton, 1222 So. 16th St., Moorhead, Minn. 56560 (ph 218 233-4797; fax 0449).
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