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Skid Steer Loader with Detachable Grader Blade
Archie Smith, Mora, Minn., built a oneĦof-a-kind skid steer loader that doubles as a precision grader tractor. The home-built trac for features a grader blade assembly that simply detaches from the front of the 4-wheel power unit, which can then be fitted with a bucket for use as a skid steer loader.
"It's a great machine for landscaping, road grading and other precision grading as well as for plowing snow," says Smith. When the grader assembly is attached, the tractor is controlled by two steering wheels. One turns the front wheels of the
grader assembly while the other one raises and lowers the grader blade. When the front assembly is removed, the skid steer power unit is controlled using the brakes on either side of the machine.
The tractor is powered by a 30 hp. V-4 Wisconsin engine and fitted with a 4-speed Chevrolet car transmission. The 4-WD rig is fitted with car wheels and Dodge auto differentials on each axle.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Archie Smith, Rt. 3, Box 601, Mora, Minn. 55051 (ph 612 679-2304).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #6